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Hot on Horse & Country: Productive Flatwork, Rehearsing Your Warm-Up, and More with Hannah Sue and Matt Hollberg

Photo courtesy of Horse & Country.

Did you know that Horse & Country is not only a source of frequent international live streams, it also plays host to a robust library of education and entertainment content? In an age when digital assistance is becoming more the norm (which I am 100% here for), it seems like you can really take your riding and horsemanship education to the next level with so many offerings on the menu.

One series I’ve become a big fan of recently is the Masterclass compilation, which taps the expertise of well-known riders and wraps the concepts up into a video series. U.S. 5* rider Hannah Sue Hollberg and her husband and show jumping rider Matt Hollberg paired up with MARS Equestrian to deliver the latest Masterclass, which centers on the ideas of productive flatwork, making the most of your warm-up (which includes rehearsing it!), practicing your jumping at home, and working through spooky questions.

Here are just a few bits Hannah Sue and Matt focus on in this Masterclass:

Photo courtesy of Horse & Country.

Rehearsing a Show Day Warm-Up

Hannah Sue starts out on Harbour Pilot, her Pan American partner, bred and owned by Jaqueline Mars. After some flatwork aiming for forward engagement, they jump some small fences to get warmed-up. Matt discusses that the warm-up might look different for different horses, noting “William’s” vast experience means he doesn’t need much preparation to be ready to win.

Practicing a Course

Hannah Sue jumps Harbour Pilot through a course with elements similar to what they find in the show ring. Matt explains the importance of starting on the pace you want throughout the course, riding up to the jumps and working towards a 12′-14′ stride. He also mentions they always incorporate rollbacks in their coursework to ensure the horses are looking ahead to the next fence along with the rider’s eye.

Working on a Circle

Hannah Sue switches on to J, a seven-year-old rising star, owned by Christa Schmidt. Matt talks about the difference between a younger, less experienced horse like J, and a seasoned pro like Harbour Pilot. He stresses the importance of introducing everything to the horse in a slow, thoughtful way. In their flat warm-up, Hannah Sue rides J on a circle, where Matt discusses the aim of this exercise is to get the horse’s eye to follow the rider’s eye for better focus and connection.

Photo courtesy of Horse & Country.

Breaking Down the Spookier Elements

After a few smaller fences, beginning with a cross-rail and progressing towards little verticals and oxers, Matt has Hannah Sue jump a shortened portion of the course with spookier elements. He expresses the importance of everything being introductory for a young horse. Then he supposes how J will likely react and details the best way for Hannah Sue to get his attention back on her, by continuing to incorporate the circles from the flatwork as well as downward transitions from the canter to the trot to maintain balance and connection.

Putting it All Together

Hannah Sue uses all of the elements they’ve worked on to jump through a course. Before they jump, Matt reiterates the importance of having the horse’s eye follow that of the rider– that the rider’s body language also needs to match their intention so the horse has a clear idea early on of what they are supposed to do.

You can watch the Hannah Sue & Matt Hollberg Masterclass using your H&C+ subscription here. Not an H&C+ member yet? Click here to lear more and subscribe.

Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project is going strong, with new riders from a rich tapestry of backgrounds featured regularly on their platforms. The idea behind the project is multi-fold: amplify the voices of minority and marginalized riders, create art that celebrates the diversity of the love of horses, and draw attention to issues that face this demographic of riders. You can follow along with EOC on Instagram here and on the website, where the full features are housed, here.

U.S. Weekend Preview

Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L (Leesburg, VA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Erin Gilmore Photography] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Heritage Park H.T. (Olathe, KS): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. (South Royalton, VT): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. (Nashville, TN): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring]

Ocala Fall H.T. (Ocala, FL): [Website] [Entries] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

Radnor Hunt H.T. (Malvern, PA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. (Mooresboro, NC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Woodside Fall H.T. (Woodside, CA): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L: [Website] [Entries] [Leaderboard] [Schedule] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

Wednesday News & Reading

Have you signed up for our course walk with Ride iQ at Maryland 5 Star? Even if you aren’t able to attend the walk, you’ll still want to sign up as we’ll be kicking off daily giveaways with World Equestrian Brands as well as Horse & Rider Books on Thursday, October 13! [Sign up here]

Nominations for the 2022 USEA Hall of Fame class are trickling out, and the latest to receive an invitation for the honor is the great Eagle Lion. Partnered with Bruce Davidson, Sr., at the height of his career, Eagle Lion became the first American horse (and one of just two ever) to win Badminton. He is also the horse we’ve all taken a photo with at Kentucky Horse Park, as he’s the horse that’s been made into the Bruce Davidson Sr. statue at Rolex Stadium. [Eagle Lion Invited to Join Hall of Fame]

Itching for a custom item from World Equestrian Items on your holiday list? Yes, it’s that time already — I know, I can’t believe it either. But if you’re planning ahead and anticipating needing a custom order from Amerigo via World Equestrian Brands, the order must be placed by October 7 to guarantee a delivery in time for the holidays. All other custom orders must be placed by October 10. [It’s Custom Season at World Equestrian Brands]

It’s nearly time for the 2022 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover! The super bowl of Thoroughbred re-training is a popular event that I have GOT to make it to one of these days, and it’s held annually for a multitude of disciplines at Kentucky Horse Park. [The Need-to-Know on Thoroughbred Makeover]

David Taylor took a moment of frustration and tried to make it into something actionable. Thus began his journey to obtaining his cross country course designer’s license. Now, his courses can be found popping up all over the country, and he isn’t done yet! [David Taylor’s Journey to Becoming a USEF Course Designer]

We love our #supergrooms! Fresh off the plane from Pratoni with their charges, USEF caught up with each U.S. eventing groom that traveled to Italy for FEI World Championships last month. [#supergrooms Reflect on Pratoni]

Tack Facts with Sterling Essentials: If you learn one thing about leather care today, let this be it. It’s all about two little letters: pH. One of the very best ways to protect your leather tack and your investment is to ensure that you care for your leather using products that support the natural pH of the leather. How? Read more here.

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Wednesday Video Break

Loved this tip from Ride iQ and Lauren Sprieser on developing following elbows:

#TrainingTipTuesday Video: Does Your Horse Invert or Curl? Watch This

We’re big fans of Amelia Newcomb’s dressage trainings, which are applicable across disciplines and easily available on her YouTube channel. With the rise in digital teaching and training, it’s important to be shrewd when finding someone to learn from. Not all solutions are good fits, but one thing about Amelia’s content is it is universally useful for riders of varying levels.

I enjoyed this video on this commonly-seen method of bit and contact evasion: inverting or curling behind the bit. I know I’ve dealt with this many times due to gaps in my own riding, and I find videos like this to be really useful as they call to attention the rider’s aids and intentions.

Dressage training is useful for eventers — that’s a known fact. Help us sort out what content you’d like to see on EN the most in the coming months by filling out the poll below.

Want more from Amelia Newcomb? Click here to learn about her program!

Ukrainian Veterinarians Receive $100,000 Medical Supply Donation

Photo courtesy of Ukraine Equestrian Federation.

Following a call for aid coordinated by the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (UEF-CF), the FEI Solidarity Relief Fund with financial help from the United States Equestrian Federation purchased equine medicines and veterinary supplies for distribution to Ukrainian veterinarians. The total value of the donated medical supplies is $100,000 and includes aid for emergency cases, including colic, infections, lameness, and other common diseases.

As of the end of August 2022 all donated medicines have been delivered to Ukraine and distributed to equine veterinarians and taken into use. The generous donation helps equine veterinarians treat horses with quality and free-of-charge drugs and supplies.

Prior to the launch of the project in Ukraine, the UEF-CF reached out to almost all the equine veterinarians from Ukrainian regions to map the situation of horse welfare and help required. Several problem areas were highlighted, including lack of medicines, such as painkillers, anaesthetics, sedatives, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs etc, a general lack of equipment, including portable x-rays, ultrasound, endoscope machines, and the very limited financial resources of horse owners to pay for treatment.

Photo courtesy of Ukraine Equestrian Federation.

The FEI Solidarity Relief Fund in cooperation with the USEF Foundation stepped in to help – the most needed medicines and supplies were commissioned in Europe and delivered to Ukraine.

“Following the invasion by Russian military forces, the FEI set aside a Solidarity Relief Fund of one million Swiss francs for the equestrian community in Ukraine,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.

“In addition, the USEF joined forces with the FEI Solidarity Relief Fund, establishing the USEF Ukraine Relief Fund to support Ukrainian horses and equestrians, with 100% of funds raised going to the FEI Solidarity Relief Fund to be distributed by the FEI for specific projects approved by the USEF. Thanks to the generosity and dedication of equestrians and National Federations worldwide, veterinary equipment and supplies have been purchased and donated to the Ukrainian equestrian community to address their most pressing needs. We work hand in hand with the Charity Foundation of the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation to address the most pressing needs. Our efforts are ongoing and the welfare of Ukrainian athletes, both human and equine, remains our absolute priority.”

Photo courtesy of Ukraine Equestrian Federation.

In Ukraine, the UEF-CF coordinated the distribution of donated medicine. This was done in a collaborative and inclusive manner with the Ukrainian FEI’s accredited veterinarians who chose the distribution principles and distribution plan. The main objective was to increase accessibility and quality of veterinary services for horses in Ukraine. All donated medicines were distributed to equine veterinarians to the eight regions with the largest number of horses – Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odessa, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Cherkassy and Lviv.

“Assistance for veterinarians is extremely important in Ukraine. For many horse owners, even simple veterinary care is out of reach now, and veterinarians often work on a volunteer basis. Free medicines will make it possible to save and help many horses in this difficult time. We are very grateful to our colleagues at the United States Equestrian Federation and the FEI Solidarity Foundation for responding to our request and providing our veterinarians with the medical supplies they need now and in sufficient quantities.” — Mykhaylo Parkhomchuk, founder of the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Ukraine Equestrian Federation.

As a follow-up, the FEI veterinary department plans to hold a seminar to provide general information about the sent medical supplies and to discuss specific use cases and difficult situations that Ukrainian veterinarians face when treating horses.

“The US Equestrian community, and notably Brooke USA, were important contributors to this incredible effort to rally around the needs of horses in Ukraine where help is needed so desperately. The global equestrian community is powerful and cohesive and demonstrates how much can be accomplished when people come together. We would like to thank you, our members, for once again stepping up with your generosity,” said Tom O’Mara, President of USEF.

The UEF Charity Foundation is one of the youngest and rapidly growing organisations in Ukraine, that focuses on helping equestrians and their horses during the war in Ukraine. Founded on the 4th day of the conflict, the foundation has provided help to more than 5000 horses in 200 stable yards in Ukraine, assisted in evacuation and relocation of more than 300 horses and established 2 free evacuation stable yards (100 boxes) for relocated horses in safe areas, provided food and bedding for their inhabitants. Currently over 1200 tonnes of food and bedding have been distributed in Ukraine through the transparent system of help requests, strong logistics and the tireless work of 30 volunteers. UEF-CF is registered in Belgium and its mission is to help the Ukrainian equestrian community during the crisis. The Foundation works closely with the FEI, EEF and National Equestrian Federations. For all the latest information and activities visit

Boekelo Beckons: Previewing the Netherlands FEI Nations Cup Leg + How to Watch

Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Team USA will look to pile on its collection of medals as a Nations Cup team heads to this week’s Netherlands leg at Boekelo; competition begins Wednesday, October 5 with the first horse inspection and will be followed by two days of dressage Thursday and Friday, cross country on Saturday, and show jumping on Sunday.

Graphic via US Equestrian.

This year’s Nations Cup team for the U.S., which claimed silver at this event in 2021, features:

  • James Alliston and Nemesis
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C
  • Boyd Martin and Fedarman B
  • Alyssa Phillips and Oskar

In addition to the Americans, a field of 78 competitors will tackle the CCIO4*-L competition. The Nations Cup field includes teams for Germany, which currently holds the highest number of Nations Cup points, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Sweden.

Daniela Moguel and Cecelia. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Notable entries include:

  • Mexico’s Daniela Moguel has aimed Cecelia here after the pair saw their World Championships trip cut short due to a poorly-timed bout of cellulitis
  • Competing as an individual for the U.S. will be Katherine Coleman with Monbeg Senna
  • Great Britain’s Tom McEwen will pilot Nicola Wilson’s 2019 European Championships winner JL Dublin
  • Belgium’s Lara de Liedekerke Meier has re-routed Hermione d’Arville after a very ill-timed parting of ways early on cross country at Pratoni
  • After retiring early at Burghley, Great Britain’s Zara Tindall brings forward Class Affair
  • One of our favorite riders from Pratoni, Italy’s Giovanni Ugolotti, will compete with the delightfully-named Swirly Temptress, who did happen to win her first 4*-L at Ballindenisk this spring

Officials this weekend include Ground Jury President Christina Klingspor (SWE) and members Edith Schless-Störtenbecker (GER) and Merel Schurink (NED). Adrian Ditcham (GBR) is the cross country designer, while Kris van Gelder (NED) will design the show jumping.

All phases of competition at Boekelo will be live streamed on FEI TV/ClipMyHorse.TV — if you signed up for a subscription during Pratoni, here’s another great use for it! — here. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 6 – Dressage: 3:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. BST / 9:00 a.m. local
Friday, October 7 – Dressage: 3:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. BST / 9:00 a.m. local
Saturday, October 8 – Cross Country: 3:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. BST / 9:00 a.m. local
Sunday, October 9 – Show Jumping: 4:30 a.m. EST / 9:30 a.m. BST / 10:30 a.m. local

Tilly Berendt will be our eyes on the ground all week at Boekelo, and you can of course find everything you need to know on Boekelo right here on EN. Go Eventing!

Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L: [Website] [Entries] [Leaderboard] [Schedule] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

U.S. Contingent Announced for 2022 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Shanroe Cooley, owned by Ocala Horse Properties. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that will compete at the 2022 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses. The event will take place Oct. 20-23 at Le Lion d’Angers, France.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations are listed in alphabetical order:


  • Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Denim, a 2015 Holsteiner gelding owned by Caroline Moran, Ann Lapides, and Neill Sites
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) with Shanroe Cooley, a 2015 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Ocala Horse Properties
  • Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) with HSH Blake, a 2015 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Martin, Sherrie Martin, and Mollie Hoff; and King’s Especiale, a 2015 KWPN gelding owned by Redfield King’s HX Group (also the likely recipient of the 2022 Holekamp/Turner Grant)
  • Lucia Strini (Scottsville, Va.) with Keynote Dassett, a 2015 KWPN gelding and FE Caspian, a 2015 Oldenburg gelding, both owned by Plain Dealing Farm

Caroline Martin and Redfield HSH Connor. Photo by Brant Gamma.


  • Cornelia Dorr (Manchester by the Sea, Mass.) with DHI Z, a 2016 Zangersheide mare owned by Cornelia Dorr and Ann Wehrle
  • Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) with HSH Connor, a 2016 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Martin, Sherrie Martin, and Luann McElduff

The FEI Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses is a collaboration between the FEI and the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses that showcases 6- and 7-year-old eventing horses at the CCI2*-L and CCI3*-L level, respectively. It has taken place since 2000 at the Haras National du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France. Learn more at

Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties

We’ve been loving following Lignières from afar — and the highlight of the week has been seeing France’s Thibaut Fournier back at his best a couple of years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. We’re looking forward to seeing what the 2018 Pau winner does next — perhaps a return to the site of his biggest ever victory will be on the cards?

Events Opening Today: It’s happened, folks. We’ve hit the first barren Tuesday of the 2022 season.

Events Closing Today: Flora Lea Farm Mini EventTryon Riding & Hunt Club “Morris the Horse” TrialsWindermere Run H.TWaredaca Classic Three Day Event & H.T.The Event at TerraNovaRam Tap H.T.Hagyard Midsouth Three-day EventWillow Draw Charity Show

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

Some of the coolest eventing folk you’ll ever meet are the ones who stumbled into the sport by accident. You know the ones: the adrenaline-junkie, try-anything-once sorts who reckon just about anything will do as a good anecdote over a cold beer later on. Former reiner Rosie Smith, who finished third in the Training Rider division at the AECs this year, strikes me as exactly one of those riders… not least because her first pony was a former bucking bronco. No, seriously. [Rosie’s our kind of gal]

Speaking of cool eventers who come from slightly left-field backgrounds, how about a Hackney succeeding in the sport? Skelton Romeo has been given a performance award from the Hackney Horse Society for his sparkling debut with British Eventing, which has seen him take to the BE90 (US Novice) and under-18 classes with aplomb since jumping his first cross-country fence last year. [Who says you need designer breeding?]

Thinking of leasing your precious horse out? Whether you need to try to cut costs or you’ve progressed past the competitive level your horse is comfortable with, leasing is a super option to ensure your steed has a job and a best pal while giving you the peace of mind that he’s not changed hands and thus been removed from your care and control. But making sure you dot your i’s and cross your t’s is essential. [Check out this sage advice]

Ocala Horse Properties Dream Farm of the Week:

Level with me here, guys: the best part of playing The Sims was building and decorating the houses. Like, okay, yeah, the actual gameplay bit was fun for a while, but after you’ve removed a couple of pool ladders and WooHoo-d the neighbour, it’s all a bit dry, right? But designing homes — that, I can do for hours. This gorgeous little sun trap offers a similarly delightful opportunity: it’s got 5 acres, a gorgeous house and a pool (with ladder firmly installed) — and the equestrian facilities of your dreams are just a touch of planning and designing away. You can make this place exactly what you want it to be, right down to the hanging baskets. Bliss.

Watch This:

It’s not always comfortable viewing, but it’s important to understand the subtle ways our horses tell us they’re hurting — and it’s on us to respond accordingly. Sharpen up your awareness of your four-legged best pal with this education video.

Monday Video: ‘Shifting the Paradigm of How We See Lameness’

An important new documentary from world-renowned equine orthopedic specialist Dr. Sue Dyson has just been released for free on YouTube. The 24 Behaviors of the Ridden Horse in Pain: Shifting the Paradigm of How We See Lameness introduces the viewer to 24 observable behaviors of a ridden horse that Dr. Dyson’s research has found to be indicative of musculoskeletal pain in horses.

Those behaviors make up the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram (RHpE), a tool developed by Dr. Dyson and colleagues to reliably predict lameness in horses before overt unsoundness is observed. These behaviors are ten times more prevalent in lame horses than in sound horses — even if the horse does not look traditionally un-sound. The ethogram and the 35-minute film are the result of six study phases over three years and over 400 observed horses, and build upon Dr. Dyson’s already enormous body of work on equine lameness.

Dr. Dyson specializes in lameness and poor performance in sport horses and has over 40 years of experience in clinical work and research, has published over 370 peer-reviewed papers on lameness and diagnostic imaging, and has co-authored several veterinary textbooks. She also knows a thing or two about managing top-level horses from a practical standpoint, having ridden and produced horses to the top levels of eventing and show jumping herself. Additionally, Dr. Dyson will be this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention keynote speaker.

This film, produced by Padma Video in association with the Train With Trust Project, will take you on an emotional ride through the eyes of a young show jumper and her beloved mare, as she employs Dr. Dyson and Dr. Jim Myers of Gold Coast Equine to find the root cause of why her mare has become increasingly unhappy under saddle.

Does this film make make you look at your own “naughty” or “lazy” horse in a different light? More information can be found at and a Field Guide to the 24 Behaviors of the Ridden Horse in Pain is coming soon.

Weekend Winners: Apple Knoll, Fleur de Leap, Jump Start, Maryland, Spokane, Sundance, and Tomora

We’re here to celebrate another busy weekend of Eventing, with seven recognized events running, including the Area 2 Championships at Maryland, and FEI divisions happening at Spokane. Congrats to all who bundled up in the increasingly chilly weather to continue working towards 2022 goals!

Apple Knoll Farm H.T. (Millis, MA): [Website] [Results]

Training: Cassandra Lorusso-Smith and Oldcourt Grafen Dance (33.3)
Novice A: Meaghan Cleary and Carpe Diem (28.3)
Novice B: Kate Fletcher and Joinem (31.8)
Beginner Novice A: Nancy Braghirol and Chakolas In Style (34.5)
Beginner Novice B: Carol Kozlowski and Elodon Zodiac (20.9)
Starter A: Megan Cavanaugh and Let It Go (36.7)
Starter B: Sydney Moon and Avalon Faydin Halim “Felix” (50.8)

Fleur de Leap H.T. (Folsom, LA): [Website] [Results]

Training: Sierra Fishell and Galiamo (31.9)
Novice A: Kalie Beckers and Calla GBF (25.8)
Novice B: Meagan Taylor and Icaan (29.6)
Beginner Novice – Junior: Henley McCutchen and Day in the Sun (39.0)
Beginner Novice – Senior: Helen Olmi-Graham and Beignet (32.5)
Introductory: Colbie Scheider and Joyful Jubilee (39.0)
Starter – Junior: Chloe Hall and Griffin (39.0)
Starter – Senior: Lori Summers and Hot Wine (46.3)

Jump Start H.T. (Lexington, KY): [Website] [Results]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Kimberly Steinbuch and Kosmo K (39.7)
Open Preliminary, Div. 1: Alexandra Knowles and Boo Radley (30.7)
Open Preliminary, Div. 2: Taryn Spore and Classiro (24.6)
Open Training: Erin Pullen and Allia (22.8)
Training Horse: Marty Riney and George Alexander (25.0)
Training Rider, Div. 1: Ruth Rosendaul and Kaloosh (29.5)
Training Rider, Div. 2: Lillian Dobat and Looks Like Lotte (25.0)
Novice Horse: Marty Riney and Hunter O’Riley (25.6)
Novice Rider, Div 1: Chelsea Garrison and Je Suis Bernard (31.1)
Novice Rider, Div. 2: Alena Collins and The Kraken (29.8)
Open Novice: Pam Kimmel and Special Performance (31.7)
Beginner Novice Horse, Div. 1: Jordan Crabo and Cooley Chimera (33.4)
Beginner Novice Horse, Div. 2: Sidney Baughman and Excel Star Brightside (31.8)
Beginner Novice Rider, Div. 1: Gina Keller and Snack Attack (25.3)
Beginner Novice Rider, Div. 2: Lindsay Parsley and Kilkenny Mile (25.3)
Begnner Novice Rider, Div. 3: Emily Hummel and What’s His Face SSH3 (25.6)
Open Beginner Novice: Jennifer O’Neill and Stand Up Stand Out (30.9)
Open Starter, Div 1: Christina Bini and Rudy Ruxpin (19.3)
Open Starter, Div. 2: Paige Liptak and Quimara (33.0)
Open Starter, Div. 3: Andrea Spauschus Kroll and Autumn Ruler (28.7)
Open Starter, Div. 4: Cathy Rutter and Zane (32.7)

Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, MD): [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Amanda Beale Clement and Canny Calypso (54.8)
Open Preliminary: Boyd Martin and Gestalt (24.8)
Preliminary – Championships: Laine Ashker and Lovedance (31.2)
Modified A: Jazz Napravnik and Legend’s Hope (34.5)
Modified B: Erin McElhone and Mamoobil (33.3)
Modified – Championships: Berkley Gardner and Aristocrat (29.5)
Junior Training – Championships: Maeve Kenny and Astaire To The Future (20.0)
Open Training A: Diego Farje and Laurel ICF (31.7)
Open Training B: Leslie Lamb and EPA Elegance (27.6)
Training – Championships: Kelly Stalter and Donna Del Lago (29.1)
Training Rider: Zoe Porbin and Absolute Pegasus (35.0)
Junior Novice – Championships: Raegan Nalls and Are You Ready Freddy? (25.8)
Junior Open Novice: Ashley Cosenza and Barnaby (29.8)
Novice – Championships: Coree Reuter-McNamara and Another Concerto (26.4)
Novice Rider: Lisa Hida and Cooleys Rule of Law (27.8)
Open Novice A: Nicole Smith and Lugano V (26.7)
Open Novice B: Kerri Long and Blue Suede Shoes (Memphis) (30.3)
Beginner Novice – Championships: Lindsey Morris and Lucky Charm (25.9)
Beginner Novice Rider: Hannah Kaelin and Odds R Against Us (38.8)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Julia Jennings and Nocello (24.7)
Junior Beginner Novice – Championships: Emma Whitaker and Delilah’s Boy (29.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Logan Dickson and REJECTED (27.8)
Three Star – Combined Test – Test B: Lisa Marie Fergusson and Newcomer Z (45.0)
Five Star – Combined Test – Test B: Tamara Smith and Danito (31.0)

Spokane Sport Horse 8th Annual Fall H.T. (Spokane, WA): [Website] [Results]

CCI3*-Short: Karen O’Neal and Clooney 14 (25.2)
CCI2*-Short: Amy Haugen and Ebenholtz (25.3)
CCI1*-Short: Sarah Sullivan and La Copine (44.7)
Advanced CT: Jordan Linstedt and FE Friday (45.9)
Open Intermediate: Jordan Linstedt and Lovely Lola (35.3)
Open Preliminary: Karen O’Neal and Cooley Sligo (27.4)
Open Modified: Brooke Phillips and JL’s Dartagnan (30.2)
Jr. Training: Olivia Keye and Chromatic Flyer (32.4)
Open Training: Hailey Patno and Quality On Trend (32.6)
Training Amateur: Laura Leitch and Lamartine Z (28.1)
Training Three Day: Naomi Dell and Aramis W (36.2)
Jr. Novice: Isla Piercy and Reese Pak (31.1)
Novice Amateur: Caitlin Arden and Resolute IV (31.0)
Open Novice: Madison Flanders and Nobu (23.3)
Novice Three Day: Mya Hill and Keystone (33.3)
Beginner Novice Amateur: Crystal McRae and Pursha (25.6)
Jr. Beginner Novice: Aimee Deveaux and Captain America (27.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Katherine Merkle and Ravaye (23.0)
Beginner Novice Three-Day: Kady Ellifritz and Yankee Bay (27.8)
Starter A: Ashley Widmer and Make it a Double (25.3)
Starter B: Dasha Dournova and Tic Toc Croc (34.0)
Future Event Horse Four Year Old: Catie Cejka and Valiane (88.2)
Future Event Horse Three Year Old: Patricia Schaefer and Nottingham IPH (77.7)
Future Event Horse Two Year Old: Britney Silveria and Nya (72.6)
Future Event Horse Yearling: Katie Blanchard and Dublin WSS (75.8)
Young Event Horse 4 Year Old: Michele Pestl and Tristan (80.0)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Sarah Sullivan and La Copine (83.9)

Sundance Farm H.T. (Plymouth, WI): [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Erin Dierks and Frontier Force (56.5)
Open Training: Anna Banks and Primrose BMD (32.1)
Training Rider: Maia Ramberg and WL Bon Bellini (31.0)
Novice Rider: Lauren Miller and Beau’s My Daddy (32.9)
Open Novice: Nicole Timm and Alpha Leonis (35.2)
Beginner Novice Horse: Brad Hall and Montauk Blue (27.2)
Beginner Novice Rider Jr: Lily Allen and Just My Type (36.3)
Beginner Novice Rider Sr: Kathryn Elliott and Duke of Wellington (38.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Kaylee Blazeniak and Momma’s Mia (28.1)
Starter – A: Taylor Anne Schmidt and Mister Felix B (31.7)
Starter – B: Brad Hall and Sandro’s Spinne (26.0)

Tomora H.T. (Greeley, CO): [Website] [Results]

Open Training: Anna Cummings and Fernhill Silver Lining (27.3)
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From Pratoni Podium to Morven Park: Peek at Morven Park CCI4*-L Entries

Will Coleman will return to Morven Park aboard last year’s CCI4*-S winner, Chin Tonic HS. Photo by Erin Gilmore Photography.

Fresh off a team silver medal win at the 2022 Eventing World Championship in Pratoni, Italy, Will Coleman, Ariel Grald, Lauren Nicholson and Tamie Smith are headed to the Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials, to be held October 5-9 in Leesburg, VA.

The U.S. eventing team riders headline the list of more than 320 entries set to compete across the CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI3*YH-S, CCI2*YH-S and Novice through Preliminary divisions offered at Morven Park.

After topping the Morven Park CCI4*-S together in 2021, Coleman will be back aboard Chin Tonic HS, vying for the winner’s share of the $20,000 in prize money offered in the CCI4*-L. Grald will also be back on another 2021 winner, Diara. The mare earned victory in the CCI3*YH-S last year, and this year, Grald and the 8-year-old Hanoverian will be contesting the CCI2*-S. For Nicholson, spectators can most notably look for the #17 in the world ranked rider in the CCI4*-S aboard Paramount Importance and in the CCI3*YH-S with Landmark’s Jungle Gold. Tamie Smith will ride two horses in the CCI4*-L: Solaguayre California and Elliot V, and will also compete Kynan in the CCI2*-S.

Ariel Grald and Forrest Gump 124. Photo by Abby Powell.

Other top U.S. riders on this year’s entry list include seven-time Olympian and two-time gold medalist Phillip Dutton, Olympian Doug Payne, world-ranked #23 Bruce Davidson, Jr. and more.

Olympians and World Championship medalists are not the only ones to watch at Morven Park, however. With such a full range of division offerings and top prizes and prize money up for grabs, the event also attracts a number of young riders and up-and-coming stars of the sport.

Earning the distinction of this year’s youngest competitor is 14-year-old Lizzy Lenk, who will be riding George 43 in the Junior Training Rider division.

Katie Lichten and Yarrow. Photo by Erin Gilmore Photography.

Last year’s top U25 competitors, Katie Lichten on Yarrow and Isabelle Bosley aboard Paper Doll are also set to return this year. After winning the Morven Park Fall International CCI3*-S in 2021, Lichten went on to be named the 2021 U.S. Eventing Association Adult Amateur of the Year, and now, she and Yarrow are back to take on the CCI4*-S. Bosley and Paper Doll are also climbing up the ranks this year, moving up to the CCI3*-S from the CCI2*-S division.

This year, thanks to the support of Piedmont Equine Practice, U25 athletes, including Lichten and Bosley, will have a chance at an additional $1,500 in U25 prize money.

Spectator admission is free for the duration of the Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials, with a limited number of cross-country tailgating passes available here.

For a full list of entries for all divisions, click here. For a tentative event schedule and additional information, click here or visit