Leslie Wylie
Articles Written 3,064
Article Views 7,165,689

Leslie Wylie

Achievements

Become an Eventing Nation Blogger

About Leslie Wylie

Latest Articles Written

Volunteer Nation: Five Events That Could Use a Hand This Weekend

Where my volunteers at?! Your presence is requested at five events this weekend — can you help out?

As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

Spring Gulch Horse Trials May – May 20th to 22nd, 2022

Otter Creek Farm Spring Horse Trial – May 20th to 22nd, 2022

Fair Hill International – MAY Recognized Event (BN, N, T, P, I) – May 16th to 23rd, 2022

Other Events

May Eventing Academy – May 16th to 22nd, 2022

Thursday Video: Ride Around Tryon International (x3!) With Elisa Wallace

Elisa Wallace had a busy weekend at the Tryon International Spring Three-Day Event , and lucky for us she brought her helmet cam along for the ride!

She swept second in the CCI3*-S with Let It Be Lee, Donna Biggs and Rosemarie Spillane’s 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. The finished on their dressage score of 30.1 just behind division winner Liz Halliday-Sharp with Shanroe Cooley.

She was also 23rd with Renkum Corsair, a 12-year-old Holsteiner/Anglo Arab gelding owned by the Corsair Syndicate. The pair jumped clear cross country with time and we look forward to watching their budding partnership develop.

Last but not least, Elisa finished ninth in the CCI1*-Intro with Tullymurry Fifi, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare owned by the rider and Rick Wallace. They added less than a point of time to their dressage score in their first FEI together — she looks like a fun ride!

You can view complete results here.

Tuesday Video: Pratoni Nations Cup Remix

Pratoni was the place to be over the weekend, hosting both the first leg of the 2022 FEI Nations Cup series and the WEG test event. Catch up on all of EN’s live coverage here or, if you only have exactly 60 seconds to spare (which might get you all of one-twentieth of the way into one of Tilly Berendt ‘s reports — our girl is nothing if not thorough!), relive the action via this FEI recap.

Pratoni 2022 Test Event: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Volunteer Nation: 15 Events That Could Use Help This Weekend

We are right smack dab in the thick of it, folks! This is the pinnacle of spring season eventing insanity, with events taking place from sea to shining sea. And they need our help!

Here are five events that could use a hand this weekend. As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

Majestic Oaks May Recognized Horse Trial (May 10th, 2022 to May 14th, 2022)

Galway Downs Spring Horse Trials (May 12th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

Windridge Farms Spring HT 2022 (May 13th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

Winona Horse Trials (May 8th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

Texas Rose Horse Park Summer Horse Trials (May 14th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

Tryon International May 3-Day Event (May 9th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

OTHER

May Schooling Dressage (May 11th, 2022)

Fox River Valley Pony Club Mini Event (May 14th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

Flying Cross Farm May Mini Trial (May 14th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

2022 MDHT May Starter Horse Trial (May 13th, 2022 to May 15th, 2022)

May War Horse Event Series (May 12th, 2022 to May 16th, 2022)

Weekend Winners: Catalpa Corner, Skyline, Miami Valley, Poplar Place, Waredaca

It’s springtime in the Eventing Nation and horse trials are hopping from coast to coast. Here are this weekend’s winners! An extra congrats to the lowest scoring winners in the country this weekend: Rachel Parrott and Mr. Barron, who scored a 19.4 to win their division of Open Beginner Novice at Poplar Place H.T.

Catalpa Corner May Madness H.T. (Iowa City, Ia.): Scores
Open Modified: Ashlynn Riley & Curious George (32.6)
Junior Training: Sarah Harrison & We Been Spotted
Senior Training: Kim L Wendel & MBF Gambler (35.9)
Junior Novice: Meadow Carani & Elan V (33.4)
Senior Novice: Christina Kelly & Real Deal Lady (36.1)
Junior Beginner Novice: Matilda Karner & Sweet Child O’Mine (31.2)
Senior Beginner Novice: Alexandria Novotny Pasker & Soft Spoken 307 (25.9)
Junior Starter: Mia Strunk & Josie (35.2)
Senior Starter: Katie Greenfield & Baby Shine On (29.4)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kelly Ferreira (@kjferreira79)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kim Wendel (@kim.wendel.eventer)

The Event at Skyline (Mt. Pleasant, Ut.): Scores
Open Intermediate/Preliminary: Mia Edsall & True Story (35.0)
Open Preliminary: Amy Bowers & Del Mar Belle (36.9)
Open Preliminary/Training: Ashley Fischer & Cimbria RC (43.8)
Open Training: Kirsten Freed & Jasper (23.9)
Open Novice A: Carly Atkinson & Something (25.0)
Open Novice B: Marybethin Hansen & Zip Wyatt (28.6)
Open Beginner Novice A: Marley Juarez & Saint Somewhere (27.9)
Open Beginner Novice B: Avery Calder & Lismore (28.7)
Open Introductory: Carrie Matteson & Maestro De La Nuit (35.7)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ashley Fischer (@asharm13)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zazzy (@thezazzdog)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zazzy (@thezazzdog)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ashley Fischer (@asharm13)

Miami Valley H.T. at Twin Towers (Yellow Springs, Oh.): Scores
Open Training A: Gina Pletch & Charlotte La Bouff (24.2)
Open Training B: Eva Taylor & Irish Rose (31.7)
Open Novice A: Madeline Bletzacker & Drummer Boy (28.3)
Open Novice B: Maisy Sullivan & Ima Rain Storm (34.3)
Open Beginner Novice A: Nikki Burns & Garvey (34.1)
Open Beginner Novice B: Elizabeta Howell & Aunt Tipsy (32.4)
Open Starter A: Peter Huang & Farmer Ted (35.1)
Open Starter B: Brianna Nackes & Simply I Suppose (30.0)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Holly Gootee Sullivan (@hrgootee)

Poplar Place May H.T. (Thomson, Ga.): Scores
Intermediate – Combined Test (FEI Three Star Test A): Lindsey Lanier & Fernhill Feel Happy (36.2)
Intermediate – Combined Test (FEI Three Star Test B): Mary Bess Davis & Imperio Magic (27.9)
Open Intermediate: Karli Wright & The Diesel Boy (37.4)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Jessica Schultz & Rocky Top City (43.0)
Open Prelim: Jenny Caras & CS Carrera (30.0)
Preliminary: Combined Test: Solomon Edwards & Graffique (41.1)
Modified: Waylon Roberts & Fernhill Salt Lake (30.7)
Junior Training Rider: Molly McLaughlin & Fernhill Sinatra (35.6)
Open Training: Arden Wildasin & FE Lobo (36.7)
Preliminary/Training: Claudia Duncan & Awesome Commander (73.3)
Senior Training Rider: Lenora Evans & Christian Grey (30.8)
Junior Novice Rider: Hudsyn Bagwell & Ardeo Mermus Hill (30.3)
Open Novice A: Erin Flynn Mobley & In Sync (27.2)
Open Novice B: Werner Geven & Caheradoo Jack (35.6)
Senior Novice Rider: Hanna Miller & Ana Navarre (29.7)
Training/Novice: Jessica Schultz & Brahms Sweets (36.6)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Kalli Holderfield & Winston (32.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Rachel Parrott & Mr. Barron (19.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Katharina Huenermann & Targaryen TWF (24.1)
Intro: Ryan Norrell & Tuck Everlasting (31.9)
Pre-Comp: Josie Smith & De Nira (39.1)
Starter A: Carol Tresan & EPA Cullen (35.7)
Starter B: Lucy DesPortes & Subtle Dream Unveiled (32.7)

Waredaca H.T. (Gaithersburg, Md.): Scores **Scores not updated at time of publication – check back!**

Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the U.S.’s top placed finishers at Badminton, landing in 9th place after their clear show jumping round yesterday. Relive EN’s coverage here and view final results here. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Between back-to-back five-stars it’s been nonstop action for the past two weeks. Let’s take it easy for a few days, shall we? We’re going to need our strength for next weekend, with no fewer than 10 USEA horse trials firing up from coast to coast: Tryon International, Spokane Sport Horse Spring, Galway Downs, Winona, Unionville, Hitching Post Farm, Majestic Oaks, Texas Rose Horse Park, WindRidge Farm and an FEH/YEH qualifier at Maryland H.T. Must be spring!

U.S. Weekend Action: 

Catalpa Corner May Madness H.T. (Iowa City, Ia.): WebsiteScores

The Event at Skyline (Mt. Pleasant, Ut.): WebsiteScores

Miami Valley H.T. at Twin Towers (Yellow Springs, Oh.): WebsiteScores

Poplar Place May H.T. (Thomson, Ga.): WebsiteScores

Waredaca H.T. (Gaithersburg, Md.): WebsiteScores

Monday News & Notes:

Less than a week has passed since his world record victory at Kentucky and Michael Jung has already won another. He and the 11-year-old Highlighter dominated Marbach CCI4*-S in dressage and never looked back, securing victory ahead of second-placed Andrew Hoy with Vassily de Lassos and third-placed Sandra Auffarth with Rosveel. [buschreiter.de]

FENCE H.T. in Landrum, SC has announced local event rider and trainer Beth Perkins as its new cross-country course designer. She takes over for Greg Schlappi, who after several years as the designer and builder at the beloved Area III event is turning his focus to portables and private facilities. Beth set the track for the spring 2022 competition and has big plans for the course’s future. [USEA]

The Kentucky Derby put horse racing in the mainstream spotlight this weekend, but the aftercare of Thoroughbreds is less top-of-mind for the general public. A Washington Post article features Kentucky aftercare facility Old Friends Farm, home of the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, 28-year-old Silver Charm. [WP]

Now that spring is here, it’s time to do some barn cleaning. Get going with this to-do list, ranging from deep cleaning chores to tasks that are often overlooked. [Barn Manager]

Listen: In the fifth and final episode of The Horse & Hound Badminton Daily Podcast, H&H’s Gemma Redrup is joined by fellow H&H colleagues Pippa Roome, Martha Terry and Lucy Elder to discuss all the action from the final day of Badminton Horse Trials. [H&H]

Watch:

The FutureTrack Follow:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by shannon brinkman (@shannonbrinkman)

Volunteer Nation: Six Events That Could Use a Hand This Weekend

What a good helper! You’re never too young to become an eventing volunteer. (Well, they might not let a baby scribe or be jump crew but … ) Kids love having a job to do and it helps them feel appreciated and involved.

Here are six events that are seeking volunteers this weekend. As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

Poplar Place Farm May Horse Trials (May 7th to 8th, 2022)

Tuesday Video: Fylicia Barr’s LRK3DE 5* Helmet Cam

Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise. Photo by Shelby Allen.

“Atta girl! Well done, mare!” … “Whoa mama, big stuff coming” … “Good girl! Good girl!” … “Come on, pick your head up love” … “Well done, girl!” … “Stay on it — you’re a saint! Good girl!”

Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise had a fantastic and fun cross country round at the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, coming home with 0 jumping and 14.8 time penalties. The 14-year-old American Warmblood mare (Duty Officer x Coco Chanel) jumped her heart out for Fylicia and got big cheers from the crowd the whole way around. Now she’s posted a helmet cam, so we can all ride along!

The pair ultimately finished 22nd, their best finish in three cracks at the iconic event. Fylicia’s special rapport with the horse is evident at every jump — congrats, you two!

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): WebsiteEN’s Ultimate GuideResultsEN’s Coverage

Final Social Media Recap: A Fan-tastic LRK3DE

Our final social media recap of the 2022 LRK3DE is dedicated not to elite equestrian athletes, but to the fans who showed up to watch them — from all across the country and even all around the world. For many of us, Kentucky isn’t just a destination sporting event, it’s the week when we get to reconnect with our community and revisit our relationship with the sport. Will you leave feeling inspired? Awed? Challenged to take your game to the next level, or happier than ever to sit back and let other people tackle the big jumps?

Whatever your own personal takeaway, Kentucky is a great reminder that you are supported. It’s an opportunity to meet the riders you admire; and thanks to all who, amidst what may be the biggest and most stressful week of their year, still take the time to do meet-and-greets, open course walks and autograph signings. We also get to climb onto cross country jumps, imagining what it might be like to fly across them on the back of a horse. We get to see old friends and make new ones. Through this very interactive, immersive experience we are reminded that, no matter what role we might play, we are each an important part of something greater.

Here are a few of YOUR postcards from the week that was.

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): WebsiteEN’s Ultimate GuideResultsEN’s Coverage

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Eleanore Stoess (@eleanore_stoess)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Elise Williams (@elise_monroe004)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by kaitlyn tobben (@tobbenkait)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Siress (@siressj)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Bella Godfrey (@bcg.eventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by John Filer (@johnfiler)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Flo (@flodasp)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Madison Kritzer (@maddiekritzer)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Mandy Rusk (@mandyrusk)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by “Wick” (@holcombeventing10)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jeni Holtzclaw (@jackalopejeni)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sarah Gardner (@sarahhhgardner)

Weekend Winners: LRK3DE, Ram Tap, Stable View, UNH, Loudon Hunt PC, Horse Park of NJ

Beyond that guy who won Kentucky (again) this year, there were plenty more winners around the Eventing Nation over the weekend. And as per Monday tradition around here, now it’s time to give credit where credit is due!

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): Results
CCI5*-L: Michael Jung & fischerChipmunk FRH (20.1)
CCI4*-S: Liz Halliday-Sharp & Cooley Quicksilver (29.7)

Ram Tap H.T. (CA): Results
Advanced/Intermediate: Kim Goto Miner & Elle (47.4)
Open Intermediate: Josh Barnacle & Bittersweet 2 (40.4)
Open Preliminary: David Adamo & Baral Silversee (31.1)
Preliminary Rider: Margot Chandler & Fancy Feet II (32.0)
Open Modified: Leah Forquer & Oakley’s Hunt SE (29.5)
Open Training: Jennette Scanlon & Zoltaire (23.2)
Training Rider: Razieme Iborra & Mother of Dragons (28.6)
Novice Rider Jr: Sasha Isaacman & VC Nadimarmath (31.7)
Novice Rider Sr: Faith Dalessandro & Spurs and Stilettos (24.4)
Open Novice: David Adamo & Rush Himalaya (30.6)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Holly Fosmark & When Starz Align (30.9)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Jessica Park & Final Draft (29.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Faith Dalessandro & Abbeyside Waves (26.2)
Grasshopper: Alicia Swinton & Cosmopolitan (28.1)
Open Introductory A: Faith Dalessandro & Culmore Mary (33.9)
Open Introductory B: Laura Trupe & Just for Kicks (33.0)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by David Adamo (@adamo_eventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rebecca Fiedel (@wine_y_ponie)

Stable View Spring H.T. (SC): Results
Open Preliminary: Jenny Caras & Sommersby (20.3)
Preliminary Rider: Jenna Sack & Fernhill Imperial Flight (27.6)
Modified: Arden Wildasin & Kineo (29.3)
Open Training: Jenny Caras & MBF Saratoga Springs (23.3)
Training Rider: Annie DeWitt & Offshore Cooley (31.5)
Novice Rider: Emma Mendoza & Henry the Ace (27.2)
Open Novice: Darrell Vaughn & Carlingford Wells (31.1)
Beginner Novice Rider: Shawna Dietrich & R. Chumley (31.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Kimberly Keeton & M-Azing (28.5)
Starter: Sarah Kuhn & Ringfort K Special (24.7)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jane Jennings (@janemjennings)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by allysen (@al.equine_)

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH): Results
Modified/Training Open: Jocelyn Hawe & Cadbury VT (33.8)
Training Open: Katie Murphy & Joshua Tree (28.6)
Novice A: Paige Vezina & Gone Black (25.6)
Novice B: Erin Renfroe & Joinem (28.9)
Novice C: Janelle Day & Power Fixture (31.9)
Beginner Novice A: Yuki Igari & Poppin Good Pic (33.5)
Beginner Novice B: Julie Nguyen & Rising Tide (33.6)
Beginner Novice C: Elizaveta Goldfisher & Cady O’Daly Kira (52.4)

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA): Results
Open Intermediate: Martin Douzant & Harthill Diamond (37.8)
Open Preliminary: Jill Thomas Smith & Bon Vivant DSF (27.0)
Preliminary Rider: Claudia Sarnoff & Callan Quinto (33.2)
Junior Open Training: Anna Antrobius & Fenix Rouge Du Claux (29.4)
Open Training A: Colleen McCarthy-Orta & Jackson Maine (31.8)
Open Training B: Francesca Broggini & Cooley High Flyer (27.8)
Prelim/Training: Kurt Martin & Kelodiena W (32.1)
Training Rider A: Elise Bell & FAE Salty Dog (26.7)
Training Rider B: Kelly Stalter & Donna Del Lago (31.4)
Junior Open Novice A: Josephine Barklage & Krispy Kreme (31.7)
Junior Open Novice B: Cate Lowham & Casalto (32.8)
Novice Horse A: Natalie Wales & Vivado PS (30.8)
Novice Horse B: Natalie Wales & Not The Norm (30.0)
Novice Rider A: Lauren Allen & FGF Bob’s Wired (31.6)
Novice Rider B: Dawn Cregger & Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (38.4)
Open Novice A: Kaitlin Clasing & Above the Fold (27.1)
Open Novice B: Kaitlin Clasing & Limelight SPF (30.6)
Beginner Novice Horse: Martin Douzant & CCS Falathiel (26.8)
Beginner Novice Rider: Luba Abrams & Huey (35.6)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Peyton Travis & Badger (27.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Kaitlin Clasing & PHE Drama Queen (30.3)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Luba Kanor Abrams (@luba.abrams)

Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. (NJ): Results
Open Preliminary: Amanda Beale Clement & Carlson 119 (30.6)
Open Modified: Caitlin Silliman & FE Show Business (29.8)
Open Training: Molly McMillen & Lily (30.7)
Training Rider: Gianna Fernandez & Excel Star Vero Amore (36.2)
Open Novice: Lynette Wakefield & Rathmoylan Bay (26.3)
Beginner Novice Rider: Sarah Weingarten & Crushin’ It (33.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Samantha Haven & Grand Canyon (34.0)

Social Media Roundup: Sunday Feelz Are Realz

Did we know who was going to win? Of course we did. Did we know what Boyd would show up to the final horse inspection wearing? Absolutely we did not. LRK3DE’s Sunday finale is always a mix of surprise and everything-in-its-right-place satisfaction, and the 2022 edition was no different. For the past five days eventers and eventing fans have been together on a collective journey — we’ve watched in awe, we’ve held our breath, we’ve cheered and we’ve winced– and now that journey draws to a close. (At least until we get to do it all again next week at Badminton!)

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): WebsiteCCI5* Ride TimesCC4*-S Ride TimesLive ScoringLive Stream (North America)Live Stream (Outside of North America) TicketsEN’s CoverageEN’s Ultimate GuideEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Here are a few of YOUR snaps from Sunday at the Kentucky Horse Park:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Alexa Eleanor Ehlers (@alexa.eleanor)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rachel Dunderdale (@rldunders)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Levi M (@levi_our_yellow_lab)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Emily Maron (@esmquestrian)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Margie Shoop (@margieshoop)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jeni Holtzclaw (@jackalopejeni)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Tamie Smith (@tsmitheventing)

And last but not least …

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Equestrian Media (@aequestrianmedia)

[Adrotate banner: “448”]

Social Media Roundup: Kentucky Is For Dog Lovers

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Todd M. McGregor (@tartanhilltodd)

We’re only halfway through dressage and already LRK3DE has gone to the dogs — in a good way! We always love seeing canine eventing fans out and about at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the event just seems to get more dog-friendly every year. To my knowledge, not even Michael Jung has a throne reserved for him, but dogs do! Be sure check out the MARS VIPet Venue, from presenting sponsor MARS.

And, of course, there were a few horses out and about as well. Here are a few pics from Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park!

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): WebsiteCCI5* Ride TimesCC4*-S Ride TimesLive ScoringLive Stream (North America)Live Stream (Outside of North America) TicketsEN’s CoverageEN’s Ultimate GuideEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Liz Fronz (@lizfronz)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Leah Kasdan (@leahkasdan)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Mindee Arnett (@mindeearnettauthor)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Elisa Wallace (@wallaceeventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Margaret Potorski (@peggypoto)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sophie Plowright (@sophieplowright)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Katherine Hazelwood (@kathaze9)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sarah (@_supreme_equine_grooming_)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ashley Copping (@ash_copping)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Margie Shoop (@margieshoop)

Own a Piece of the LRK3DE Action Via This Charity Auction

Daniela Moguel & Cecilia. Photo via Fanticipate.

Tonight’s benefit dinner for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, official charity of the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, is sold out, but you can still support this important charity! A Fanticipate auction is accepting bids through Saturday and Sunday, featuring gear, clothing and more being used by 5* athletes contesting this year’s event:

Among them:

Since 1983, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has provided more than $27.5 million to fund 366 projects at 44 universities in North America and overseas. Through the years, research funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and its predecessor (the Grayson Foundation) has uncovered solutions to critical problems affecting horse health as well as clues to numerous other solutions of equine health issues.

“Fanticipate is excited to partner with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to provide fans unique opportunities to be a part of the action and to get closer to their favorite competitors throughout the LRK3DE. We are equally excited that the proceeds will support veterinarian research for all equine breeds,” said Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA, Fanticipate CEO and co-founder.

Jamie Haydon, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation President, added, “Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is proud to partner with Fanticipate on a campaign coinciding with the LRK3DE, and everyone who bids should be proud that they are helping to improve the lives of all horses.”

Learn more about the auction and place your bids here.

Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Y’all remember the morning of last year’s Kentucky first horse inspection? I do! Stumbling out of the EN RV at 5:30 a.m. to check on our propane tank (which had, of course, gone out in the night) into a surprise blanket of snow … it was one of the more bizarro moments of an already weird edition of LRK3DE. Without spectators, the 2021 event was a ghost-town relative to most years — not counting 2020, when the event was cancelled outright. The crowd at the Wednesday jog, normally standing room only, was sparse. Rolex Stadium, usually packed, was empty save a few rows of fan stand-in cardboard cutouts.

For the 2022 LRK3DE, things are already looking up — and I’m not just talking about the five-day forecast. (Which, yeah, there’s probably going to be rain, but there will be some sun too. That’s just LRK3DE tradition!) During the pandemic, I swore I’d never take “normalcy” — if such a concept ever returned — for granted again. Whether you are watching this year’s event ringside or from afar, let’s all take a moment on the front end to feel gratitude. We, all of us, have been through it these past couple years. We’ve weathered storms, and there are storms still to come; there always will be. But we sure can enjoy a break in the clouds.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY): WebsiteCCI5* EntriesCCI4*-S EntriesLive ScoringLive Stream (North America)Live Stream (Outside of North America) TicketsEN’s CoverageEN’s Ultimate GuideEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Ram Tap H.T. (CA): Website, Scoring

Stable View Spring H.T. (SC): WebsiteScoring

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (NH): Website

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA): WebsiteScoring

Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. (NJ): Website

News & Notes: 

Want to stay in the know for all things revolving around the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Badminton Horse Trials? We’ll be sending out our Daily Digest email now through Tuesday, May 3 for Badminton. It’s the best place to keep up with our coverage and all of the latest news from the big spring 5* events — and, it’s free! We’ll also be giving out prizes (think exclusive EN merch and sponsor goodies!) throughout each event, so you definitely don’t want to miss out. Sign up here.

Meet California-based adult amateur hunter/jumper rider Lyssette Williams.“It’s my personal belief that we shouldn’t just sit around complaining about the problems that we see, that we should get involved.” [Lyssette Williams Advocates For Equity, Inclusion In Horse World]

Pippa Funnell has come to Kentucky with a very special stuffy in tow. “Tigga is here, Tigga has come to every event since 1995 given to me by long-standing owner Sarah Jewson. He has travelled the world with me, I wouldn’t be brave enough to leave him at home.” [We’re Going to Need To See Your Passport, Sir]

Best of the Blogs: “So who will get this year’s viral shot at Land Rover Kentucky? It won’t be me and if it’s you, remember that an otherwise simple jumpshot can be an extraordinarily epic moment, if only you see it in perspective.”  [Perspective is Everything by photographer Erin Gilmore]

Listen: Well hey there, Samantha! We love you! [WUKY: Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event revs up this week]

Fun fact: Neat breeding connection!

Watch: Watching the 2022 #LRK3DE from afar? Here’s your live stream hookup. Here’s a #WaybackWednesday (well, OK 2021 wasn’t THAT far back) video to get you hyped.

Social Media Recap: Twas the Night Before Kentucky …

… when all through the Park, not a creature was stirring, not even Landmark’s

Monte Carlo, who was blanketed with great care

 to avoid poo stains, as jog day would soon be there …

You know I could go on, but I shall spare you. This time.

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially if we’re talking about Instagram pics vs. ripped-off Christmas poem lyrics in April. Here are a few snaps from Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park! The real action begins on the runway on Wednesday at 3 p.m. when 46 5* starters present at the First Horse Inspection. Keep it locked here for all the latest.

#LRK3DE Links: WebsiteCCI5* EntriesCCI4*-S EntriesLive ScoringLive Stream (North America)Live Stream (Outside of North America) TicketsEN’s CoverageEN’s Ultimate GuideEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Boyd Martin (@boydmartineventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Danny Moguel (@dan_moguel)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sharon White (@lastfrontierfarm)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Madeleine Scott (@madeleine_scott)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Matt Turer (@mattturer)

[adrotatebanner=”448″]

LRK3DE Social Media Recap: The Final Countdown

We’ve been obsessively stalking closely monitoring the social media feeds of 2022 #LRK3DE riders, grooms and other Kentucky-bound individuals while awaiting the start of the big event. Here are a few posts that caught our eye!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Booli Selmayr (@foxvalleysporthorses)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sharon White (@lastfrontierfarm)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by kristin (@kristin.leigh.richards)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sarah Bullimore (@bullimoreeventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Lexi Scovil (@lexiscovileventing)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Yasmin Ingham (@yasmin_ingham_)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Jonelle Price (@jonelle_price)

Weekend Winners: River Glen, Sporting Days, Unionville

Three USEA Events — River Glen H.T. in New Market, TN; Sporting Days H.T. in Aiken, SC; and Unionville H.T. in Unionville, PA — took place over the weekend and were well-contested by all. Let’s give a round of applause to the winners, with extra recognition to the lowest scoring pair in the country: Phillip Dutton and Vitalis, who won their Open Preliminary division at Unionville H.T. on a finishing score of 20.5.

Your weekend winners!

River Glen Spring H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Matthew Ulmer & Wellview Mister Lux (48.2)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Jesslyn Woodall & The Luckdragon (39.6)
Open Preliminary: Laura Crowl & Dinner at Malones (36.4)
Preliminary/Training: Lauren Nunn & HSH First Impression (53.6)
Open Training: Chelsey Sawtell & Toto’s Weather Tamer (33.2)
Training Rider: Lydia Eifler & Hans Christian (32.5)
Training/Novice: Samantha McLean & Reputation (35.9)
Novice Rider: Stephanie Letarte & GarryNdruig Albie (24.4)
Open Novice Final Scores Tate Northrop Bourbon Boy 28.9
Beginner Novice Rider Jr: Marin Swyers & Harrison (21.1)
Beginner Novice Rider Sr: Heather Norman & Faldeus (38.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Caroline Johnson & Wembley (36.7)
Starter Test – Junior: Lizzie Brennan & Make Me (40.7)
Starter Test – Senior: Ben Douglas & Magnolia (27.3)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Heather Norman (@atltarheel13)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Addy Green (@_addy_green_)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Arielle Ferrell (@pm_miss.demeanor)

Sporting Days H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Kristi Foresman & RevitaVet Perkunos (32.9)
Preliminary Horse: Julia Fanello & FE Prince of Darkness (41.4)
Preliminary Rider: Julia Khan & Yet To Be (29.5)
Open Training: Alexander Conrad & Ricky (22.6)
Preliminary/Training: Nilson Moreira Da Silva & Elmo (33.4)
Training Horse: Eliza Quigley & Kwibus (30.6)
Training Rider: Katelyn Ross & Midnight Krogh (35.3)
Novice Rider: Eloise Plante & Mr. Lickety (28.9)
Open Novice: Alexander Conrad & Classic Chrome PCH (21.7)
Beginner Novice Horse: Jessica Schultz & FGF Personal Time (27.9)
Beginner Novice Rider: Heidi Gyselinck & Bricktop JHF (32.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Katelyn Smith & Lisbane Spartacus (35.8)
Starter A: Emma Bozeman & Manorvens Master Adanac (29.3)
Starter B: Victoria McMillen & Jackson Blues (33.3)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Grace Glennie (@glenn_eventing)

Unionville Spring H.T.: [Website] [Results]
Open Intermediate: Boyd Martin & Monbeg Medlar (45.0)
Open Preliminary: Phillip Dutton & Vitalis (20.5)
Preliminary Rider: Molly Koch & Lowhill Toome Diamond (48.4)
Open Training A: Lillian Heard & Bellines Quality Lady (26.1)
Open Training B: Lillian Heard & Fernhill Mac an Bata (28.3)
Training Rider: Julia Marrinan & Snownado (32.8)
Junior Open Novice: Carly Stiller & PLS Beroko (25.3)
Novice Rider A: Jessica Gehman & Ray Price (26.7)
Novice Rider B: Meg Colaianni & Old Army (32.8)
Open Novice A: Ashley Adams & Global Halcyon (25.6)
Open Novice B: Ryan Wood & Ben Lomond (29.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Ty Burke & Carmella (29.4)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Emma Whitaker & Delilah’s Boy (30.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Maya Chinana & Popstar (23.8)

Volunteer Nation: 5 Events That Could Use a Hand This Weekend

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

It’s springtime and that means the weather could be … anything. When volunteering, it’s smart to pack as if it could be 80 degrees and sunny and/or raining cats and dogs (aside: I’ve never really understood that expression, but it makes me giggle). That means everything from rainboots and umbrellas to sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats. You just never know, so better to be prepared!

Here are five events that could use a helping hand this weekend. As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials III

April 22nd, 2022 to April 23rd, 2022

Other Events

2022 Spokane Sport Horse One Day Spring

April 21st, 2022 to April 23rd, 2022

2022 USDF Loch Moy Spring Flings I & II

April 22nd, 2022 to April 24th, 2022

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Four Prelim+ Horses Who Are Ready to Go

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

Ready to tackle the green numbers on a horse with experience at the level? The four eventers we’re featuring this week are all solid at the Prelim level, some with potential for even more.

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented 2* With Upper-level Potential!

Stunning 16.2 hh 7 yr. ISH mare (Future Trend x Cavalier Royale). Careful, scopey jump, and lovely correct gaits make for a super horse for the “Future”. “Bridgitte” has the type of temperament eventers dream of – smart and very trainable, super confident in her own ability, and sweet and quiet with that kind of upper level blood. This horse could be a YR’s dream come true to bring along, a professional’s addition to a very competitive string, or an amateur’s Prelim packer.

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Perfect for Amateur eventer

‘Rush Himalaya’ (Maya) is an eye catching, 16.1, 8 year old imported Argentinian sport horse. Competed at Preliminary and the 1.10 jumpers in Argentina. Maya is smooth, uncomplicated and comfortable to ride, scoring mid-twenties in dressage. This sweet mare is the perfect horse for an amateur looking to get on and have fun. Maya is great around the barn and at shows, an easy keeper and loves to trail ride.

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

DSL Tarquin

Quin is a solid prelim horse that has run intermediate successfully as well. Super fun and reliable guy. He is a 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Puissance out is a 3* mare Aquila. 168 cm

This gelding is incredible brave and smart on his feet, with a great natural gallop and powerful jump. He would be ideal for a young rider coming up the ranks, or an older adult looking for a 100% reliable and safe partner. With an ambitious rider he is totally game to step up to intermediate as well.

Located in Co. Kildare Ireland, I am proud to be his representative in North America. I can help with all aspects of the purchase and import process. We are also happy to host you at the yard in Ireland if you wish.

2021 x rays on file for serious buyers.

Reach out today to learn more about this truly special horse!

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

9 y/o 2* Event Mare For Sale

Mystic Hazzard
2013 17.2hh thoroughbred mare for sale.

Affectionately known as Haz in the barn, this mare is full of class and talent.
Haz has experience through the 2*/preliminary level, with a young rider, and shows the drive to continue progressing up the levels.
Flashy gaits, a floaty jump, and a feeling on cross country like no other; she quite literally hunts the flags out on course.

Haz is an athletic, young and eager mare and this is prevalent in her daily rides. While being the sweetest horse in the barn, she can be quite sensitive under-saddle and therefore is not well suited for a timid or amateur rider. Haz is a confident young professional’s dream!

Haz is extremely well loved, and will only be placed in the best new home.

Priced in the high 5 figures to match the caliber of this horse. Will consider reasonable offers to find the best new home for my special girl!
Sale is only due to the fact that I will be attending school in the near future and she’s too special to let sit on the back burner!
Text 443-878-3405 or pm for more info/loads of pictures or videos of this black beauty!
Currently located in Aiken, SC.

Listings included in this article are randomly selected and not confirmed to be current and active before inclusion. Sport Horse Nation features user-generated content and therefore cannot verify or make any warranty as to the validity or reliability of information.

Thursday Video: Galway Downs Lower-Level Winner Spotlight

Galway Downs International H.T. took place earlier this month in Temecula, California, featuring divisions from Beginner Novice all the way up to CCI4*-S. While FEI divisions are captivating and watching professional riders can be a master class, we always love to give the lower levels plenty of love as well — especially the Rider and Amateur divisions. Oftentimes these competitors are juggling school, careers, family and much more, and that they’ve made space in their lives for the all-consuming sport that is eventing is inspiring.

Here are three winners — Raney Wolfers, Anastasia Keyser and Georgia Gobos — from Galway who we thought looked especially fantastic out there. Many thanks to Ride On Video for sharing! You can view complete Galway results here.

Training Rider: Raney Wolfers and Annabell (36.2)

Novice Amateur: Anastasia Keyser and Bellatrix (27.2)

Beginner Novice Rider: Georgia Gobos and Black Gold (30.0)

Go Eventing!

Volunteer Nation: 5 USEA Events That Could Use a Hand This Weekend

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Ashley Nicole (@you_got_a_sweet_ash)

Calling all volunteers (and their pups)! There’s a lot going on this weekend out there in the great sovereign state of Eventing Nation, and that means we need all hands on deck to help.

Here are four events that are seeking volunteers. As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

2022 Spring Bay HT

April 4th, 2022 to April 17th, 2022

Twin Rivers Spring International

April 14th, 2022 to April 17th, 2022

Longleaf Pine Horse Trial

April 13th, 2022 to April 19th, 2022

Ocala International Festival of Eventing

April 11th, 2022 to April 19th, 2022

Tuesday Video: Worcestershire Team Chase Helmet Cam

“Keith, you’re probably going to need to give me a lead because I haven’t got a clue where the course goes, really.”

“This is gonna be a nightmare.”

“We really need a leader.”

“Can you lead? Alice, CAN YOU LEAD?!?”

“Oh brilliant, yay, we’ve got a leader. Woo-hoo!”

“Okay, I’ve never been in water before.”

“There’s one over there.”

“Good, mates, really quick! Good feet. Good boy. Good fella.”

“We’ve lost Alice.”

“We’ve got a big hedge coming up now. Oh holy … off we go!”

“Mate, really?!”

Between Roddy Stanning’s hilarious commentary and the seat-of-the-pants cross country action, you’ll want to grab mane for this helmet cam from the recent Worcestershire Team Chase!

Go Team Chasing.

Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

A little “what am I even looking at?” abstract art to go with your morning coffee. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

I know things can get intense when you’re in the thick of competition season, but a friendly reminder that it’s OK — healthy, even! — to just go for a meandering stroll some days. Take a deep breath and hit the trail, where you both can allow your bodies to relax and your minds to wander. I’ve been working part-time as a horseback trail guide for the past year or so, and spending so much time in the woods has really re-anchored me to what drew me to horses in the first place. It’s helped me be more present both in and out of the saddle.

Your News & Notes:

Volunteers make the eventing world go ’round. The third installment of LRK3DE’s volunteer spotlight series celebrates Sheila Woerth, Course Decoration Chief Steward; Debbie Hinkle, XC Hospitality co-Chief Steward; Thomas Gable, Chief Farrier; and Carolyn A. Borgert – Chief of Fence Judges, Communicators, Stopping stewards & Interior Crossing Guards. [Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Volunteers – Part 3]

Eventers will sleep pretty much anywhere to avoid the expense of a hotel, with our horse trailers often being the most convenient option. Maybe it’s time to level up! Adding living quarters to your bumper pull trailer takes careful planning but can be a gratifying DIY project. [Convert Your Bumper Pull Horse Trailer Tack Room into DIY Living Quarters]

Meet eventer/mom of a 1-year-old/businesswoman Morgan Batton, who won The Fork at TIEC CCI3*-S last weekend with I’m Sew Ready. Top quote: “No one else is going to chase your dreams for you. It’s up to you.” [Winner Of The Week: Batton Balances Motherhood And Business On Her Way To A Win At The Fork]

Best of the Blogs:Why is Everything With Horses So Hard?” by Anna Blake

Podcast: The latest Noëlle Floyd interview roundtable — “What Does ‘Doing Better’ Mean? Reflections on Horse Training Following the Mark Todd Video (with Anne Kursinski, Matt Brown & Jeremy Steinberg)

Video: From Pippa Funnell, “A massive thank you to all the volunteers in our sport. Helping out at South of England Horse Trials.”

 

A massive thank you to all the volunteers in our sport. Helping out at South of England Horse Trials.

Posted by Pippa Funnell on Sunday, April 10, 2022

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Haygain USA (@haygainusa)