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Find a 2020 T.I.P. Eventing Award Competition Near You!

2019 Beginner Novice Junior 14 and Under Championship T.I.P. Champion Chambery with Sierra Thomas and Reserve Champion Inanewyorkminute with Catherine Frank. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

It’s pretty wild to wrap one’s mind around the amount of momentum the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has gained since it was launched by The Jockey Club not quite a decade ago. T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, and non-competition awards — and the number of participating shows and horses continues to swell each year.

Last week T.I.P. announced that it has approved nearly 7,000 awards and classes at more than 1,400 shows in 41 states and six Canadian provinces in 2020. Awards are available in virtually every imaginable discipline including, of course, eventing. To be eligible for T.I.P. shows, a Thoroughbred is defined as any horse that has been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club.

This year’s eventing T.I.P. calendar is massive, stretching from coast to coast and well into Canada. A full calendar of shows offering awards is available here. We created a map and listed participating schooling and recognized horse trials below — see the calendar for combined tests and additional disciplines.

Jan. 5: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
Jan. 17: The Grand Oaks HT (Weirsdale, FL)
Jan. 18: LEC CT & Schooling Dressage (Folsom, LA)
Jan. 18: Stable View Aiken Opener HT (Aiken, SC)
Jan. 19: Full Gallop Farm CT/Dressage/Jumpers (Aiken, SC)
Jan. 15: Iron Star Winter Wonderland Schooling Show (Havana, FL)
Jan. 26: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 1: Sporting Days H.T. (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 4: Full Gallop Farm YEH Series Competition (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 5: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 6: Ocala Winter I HT (Ocala, FL)
Feb. 12: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 25: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 25: Full Gallop Farm YEH Series (Aiken, SC)
Feb. 29: Sporting Days HT (Aiken, SC)
March 5: Red Hills international HT (Tallahassee, FL)
March 6: Full Gallop Farm Young Event Horse Series (Aiken, SC)
March 7: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
March 7: Southern Pines HT (Raeford, NC)
March 11: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
March 12: Ocala Winter II HT (Ocala, FL)
March 15: Red Gate Farm Starter HT (Bluemont, VA)
March 18: Carolina International (Raeford, NC)
March 21: MDHT Starter HT #1 (Adamstown, MD)
March 21: Poplar Place March HT (Hamilton, GA)
March 21: Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (Temecula, CA)
March 22: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
March 27: Morven Park Spring HT (Leesburg, VA)
March 27: Texas Rose Horse Park Spring HT (Tyler, TX)
March 27: Stable View Spring HT (Aiken, SC)
March 28: Fleur de Leap (Folsom, LA)
March 28: Full Gallop Farm Young Event Horse Series (Aiken, SC)
March 28: Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test and Dressage Show (Lexington, KY)
March 28: SWDEA Spring Schooling Show (Tallahassee, FL)
March 29: Champagne Run Mini Trial (Lexington, KY)
March 29: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
April 1: Locke Meadows Combined Test (Berryville, VA)
April 4: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
April 4: Middle Tennessee Pony Club Mini Trials (Nashville, TN)
April 5: CDCTA Spring Horse Trials (Berryville, VA)
April 8: Ocala International 3-Day Festival of Eventing (Ocala, FL)
April 10: CDCTA Spring Dressage Show and CT (Columbia, MO)
April 11: Iron Star Spring Fling Schooling Show (Havana, FL)
April 11: MDHT Starter Horse Trial #2 (Adamstown, MD)
April 14: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
April 18: Eagle View Schooling Horse Trials (Wichita, KS)
April 18: Longleaf Pines Horse Trial (Raeford, NC)
April 18: River Glen Equestrian Spring HT (New Market, TN)
April 18: Sporting Days HT (Aiken, SC)
April 19: Hunt Club Farms Starter Trial (Berryville, VA)
April 25: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring HT (Leesburg, VA)
April 25: University of New Hampshire Spring HT (Durham, NH)
April 25: Waredaca Starter HT (Laytonsville, MD)
April 26: Full Gallop Farm CT/Dressage/Jumpers (Aiken, SC)
May 1: The Spring Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, UT)
May 2: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
May 2: MREC May HT (Maple Ridge, BC)
May 2: Poplar Place May HT (Hamilton, GA)
May 2: Totally Awesome Horse Show Dressage/CT Series (Snow Camp, NC)
May 2: Waredaca HT (Laytonsville, MD)
May 2: Wayne Eventing Derby (Wayne, IL)
May 2: W.E. Cadora (Maidstone, ON)
May 6: Jersey Fresh International (Allentown, NJ)
May 7: Spokane Sport Horse Farm International HT (Spokane, WA)
May 8: Foundation Charity Horse Show (Romney, IN)
May 8: Texas Rose Horse Park HT (Tyler, TX)
May 8: Winona HT (Hanoverton, OH)
May 9: Flying Cross Farm May Mini Trial (Goshen, KY)
May 9: Mill Creek Pony Club HT (Kansas City, KS)
May 9: SPEA May WHES (Raeford, NC)
May 10: CDCTA CT Dressage and Combined Training Association (Westbrook, CT)
May 10: Flying Cross Farm June Big Mini Trial II (Goshen, KY)
May 10: Riga Meadow Combined Test (Millbrook, NY)
May 15: Mustang Powder Back to Back HT (Chase, BC)
May 16: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
May 16: CDCTA Combined Test 1 (Reston, VA)
May 16: Eagle View Schooling HT (Wichita, KS)
May 16: Greater Dayton (Fairborn, OH)
May 16: IDCTA Dressage and CT (Barrington, IL)
May 16: LEC Horse Trial in a Day (Folsom, LA)
May 16: Lynnleigh Farm May 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
May 16: Spring Gulch Horse Trials (Littleton, TX)
May 16: Treasure Hill Farm Summer Schooling Series (Salem, CT)
May 17: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
May 17: Full Gallop Farm CT/Dressage/Jumpers (Aiken, SC)
May 17: IDCTA Dressage and CT (Barrington, IL)
May 17: Mustang Powder Back to Back HT (Chase, BC)
May 17: Red Gate Farm Starter HT (Bluemont, VA)
May 21: Virginia HT (Lexington, VA)
May 22: MayDaze HT (Lexington, KY)
May 23: Grandview (OEA) (Hawkestone, ON)
May 23: MDHT Starter HT #3 (Adamstown, MD)
May 23: Spring Chicken (Wasatch PC) (Ogden, UT)
May 29: Poplar Place June HT (Hamilton, GA)
May 30: GMHA HT Series (South Woodstock, VT)
May 30: Minds Eye HT (Sturgeon County, AB)
May 30: Ocala Summer HT I (Ocala, FL)
June 6: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
June 6: Jump 4 Joy (KDEA) (Wichita, KS)
June 6: Mahan Farm’s Spring Into Summer (Tallahassee, FL)
June 6: Middleburg HT (The Plains, VA)
June 6: MREC June HT (Maple Ridge, BC)
June 6: River Glen Equestrian June HT (New Market, TN)
June 6: Totally Awesome Horse Show Dressage/CT Series (Snow Camp, NC)
June 6: Waredaca Starter HT (Laytonsville, MD)
June 7: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
June 9: GVRDC Spring HT (Geneseo, NY)
June 13: Full Gallop Farm Young Event Horse Series (Aiken, SC)
June 13: Golden Spike HT (Ogden, UT)
June 13: Honey Run HT (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 13: LEC Combined Test and Schooling Dressage (Folsom, LA)
June 13: Queeny Park HT (Ballwin, MO)
June 13: Seneca Valley Pony Club HT (Poolesville, MD)
June 13: SPEA June WHES (Raeford, NC)
June 13: The Hill at Graywall Farms (Connecticut, CT)
June 14: Bucks County Horse Park USEA Recognized Event (Revere, PA)
June 14: Caledon (OEA) (Caledon, ON)
June 14: Champagne Run Mini Trial (Lexington, KY)
June 14: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
June 14: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center Dressage & CT Show (Kunkletown, PA)
June 14: Valinor Farm USEA HT (Plymouth, MA)
June 17: Midsouth Pony Club Rallies and HT (Lexington, KY)
June 20: Cherrylane (OEA) (Guelph, ON)
June 20: Cochrane HT (Cochrane, AB)
June 20: Lynnleigh Farm June 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
June 20: Treasure Hill Farm Summer Schooling Series (Salem, CT)
June 20: USEF/USEA Stable View Summer HT (Aiken, SC)
June 21: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
June 21: Kent School HT (Kent, CT)
June 21: Treasure Hill Farm HT (Salem, CT)
June 21: W.E. Cadora (Maidstone, ON)
June 26: Fox River Valley Pony Club HT & CCI (Barrington Hills, IL)
June 26: Freedom Fest 2 Phase (Mount Pleasant, UT)
June 27: Flying Cross Farm June Big Mini Trial (Goshen, KY)
June 27: Full Gallop Farm Open Show, CT and Dressage Tests (Aiken, SC)
June 27: Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials I (Allentown, NJ)
June 27: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer HT (Leesburg, VA)
June 27: RREC Show Series (Felton, MN)
June 28: Dreamcrest (OEA) (Post Perry, ON)
June 28: Flying Cross Farm May Mini Trial II (Goshen, KY)
June 28: Full Gallop Farm CT/Dressage/Jumpers (Aiken, SC)
June 28: MCTA Starter HT (Monkton, MD)
July 1: Locke Meadows Combined Test (Berryville, VA)
July 3: Maryland International (Adamstown, MD)
July 4: Southlands 2&3/4 Phase Event (Vancouver, BC)
July 5: Equestran Dressage 1 (Vaudreuil, QU)
July 5: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT and CT (Aiken, SC)
July 5: Larkin Hill HT (North Chatham, NY)
July 5: Pipestave HT (West Newbury, MA)
July 5: Will O’Wind (OEA) (Mono, ON)
July 7: Champagne Run at the Park HT (Lexington, KY)
July 10: MDHT USEA #2 (Adamstown, MD)
July 11: CDCTA Combined Test 2 (Reston, VA)
July 11: Genesee Valley Hunt HT (Geneseo, NY)
July 11: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center Dressage & CT Show (Kunkletown, PA)
July 11: MREC Mrs.T Memorial HT (Maple Ridge, BC)
July 11: SPEA July WHES (Raeford, NC)
July 12: Bronte Creek (OEA) (Hamilton, ON)
July 12: CDCTA CT Dressage and Combined Training Association (Westbrook, CT)
July 13: USPC Festival (Lexington, KY)
July 18: Course Brook Farm HT (Sherborn, MA)
July 18: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
July 18: Essex HT (Far Hills, NJ)
July 18: Grandview (OEA) (Hawkestone, ON)
July 18: Jump 4 Joy (KDEA) (Wichita, KS)
July 18: Lynnleigh Farm July 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
July 19: NorthWestEquest HT (Debden, SA)
July 19: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
July 19: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
July 24: Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (Allentown, NJ)
July 25: Glenarden (OEA) (Fergus, ON)
July 25: Horse Aid Live CT & Dressage Show (Lexington, KY)
July 25: Hunt Club Farms HT (Berryville, VA)
July 25: Treasure Hill Farm Summer Schooling Series (Salem, CT)
July 26: Oakhurst (OEA) (Ottawa, ON)
July 26: Treasure Hill Farm HT (Salem, CT)
July 26: W.E. Cadora (Maidstone, ON)
July 31: EHSC Schooling Dressage & CT (Edinboro, PA)
August 1: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
August 1: Hunt Club Farms Starter Trial (Berryville, VA)
August 1: River Glen Equestrian Summer HT (New Market, TN)
August 1: Red River Equestrian Center Show Series (Felton, MN)
August 1: Equestran Dressage 2 (Vaudreuil, QU)
August 2: Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trial (Edinboro, PA)
August 2: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
August 2: Glen Oro (OEA) (Hawkestone, ON)
August 2: Red Gate Farm Starter HT (Bluemont, VA)
August 3: Full Gallop Farm CT/Dressage/Jumpers (Aiken, SC)
August 7: Area VII Young Rider Benefit HT (Centralia, WA)
August 7: Buster Creek HT (Rocky Mountain House, AB)
August 7: GMHA HT Series (South Woodstock, VT)
August 8: CDCT Keepin’ It Casual Show (Ithaca, NY)
August 8: Jump 4 Joy (KDEA) (Wichita, KS)
August 8: Spring Gulch HT (Littleton, TX)
August 9: Champagne Run Mini Trial (Lexington, KY)
August 9: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
August 9: Lanes End (OEA) (Bobcaygeon, ON)
August 10: GVRDC Fall HT (Geneseo, NY)
August 13: W.E. Cadora (Maidstone, ON)
August 14: Campbell Valley HT (Langley, BC)
August 15: Full Gallop Farm Young Event Horse Series (Aiken, SC)
August 15: Lynnleigh Farm August 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
August 15: Nancy F Newton Memorial CT and Dressage Show (Lexington, KY)
August 15: Ocala Summer HT II (Ocala, FL)
August 15: Waredaca HT (Laytonsville, MD)
August 16: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
August 16: Eagle View Schooling HT (Wichita, KS)
August 16: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
August 21: Alhambra Summer Event (Red Deer, AB)
August 21: The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, WY)
August 21: Town Hill (Lakeville, CT)
August 22: LEC Horse Trial in a Day (Folsom, LA)
August 22: Serenity Valley Farm CT (Dayton, OH)
August 22: SPEA August WHES (Raeford, NC)
August 22: Wits End (OEA) (Mulmur, ON)
August 23: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center Dressage & CT Show (Kunkletown, PA)
August 29: Cherrylane (OEA) (Guelph, ON)
August 29: Course Brook Farm HT (Sherborn, MA)
August 29: Iron Star Back to School Bash Schooling Show (Havana, FL)
August 30: Stevens Creek (OEA) (Ottawa, ON)
September 5: Chardon Valley HT (Decatur, MI)
September 5: Five Points HT (Raeford, NC)
September 5: Seneca Valley Pony Club HT (Poolesville, MD)
September 5: Treasure Hill Farm Summer Schooling Series (Salem, CT)
September 6: Bucks County Horse Park USEA Recognized Event (Revere, PA)
September 6: Treasure Hill Farm HT (Salem, CT)
September 11: Flying Cross Farm HT (Goshen, KY)
September 11: Foundation Charity Horse Show (Romney, IN)
September 11: The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, UT)
September 12: CDCTA Fall Dressage Schooling Show and CT (Columbia, MO)
September 12: GMHA HT Series (South Woodstock, VT)
September 12: Great American Pumpkin (Wasatch PC) (Ogden, UT)
September 12: KDEA Dressage & CT (Wichita, KS)
September 12: MDHT Starter Horse Trial #4 (Adamstown, MD)
September 12: Poplar Place September HT (Hamilton, GA)
September 12: Stone Gate Farm HT (Hanoverton, OH)
September 12: Totally Awesome Horse Show Dressage/CT Series (Snow Camp, NC)
September 13: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
September 13: CDCTA Fall HT (Berryville, VA)
September 13: Glen Oro (OEA) (Hawkestone, ON)
September 19: Alhambra Fall Event and Championships (Red Deer, AB)
September 19: Fleur de Leap HT (Folsom, LA)
September 19: Lynnleigh Farm September 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
September 19: Marlborough HT (Upper Marlborough, MD)
September 20: Bronte Creek (OEA) (Hamilton, ON)
September 20: Full Gallop Farm Schooling HT & CT (Aiken, SC)
September 20: NPASS Championship Show @ Hidden Creek (Kunkletown, PA)
September 20: Oakhurst (OEA) (Ottawa, ON)
September 20: Queeny Park Mini Event (Ballwin, MO)
September 23: MCTA Jenny Camp HT (Joppa, MD)
September 23: W.E. Cadora (Maidstone, ON)
September 24: Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials (Aiken, SC)
September 25: FEH Qualifier in September (MDHT) (Adamstown, MD)
September 26: Central FEH Championships (TBD, TX)
September 26: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
September 26: East Coast FEH Championships (Adamstown, MD)
September 26: Grandview (OEA) (Hawkestone, ON)
September 26: MREC Mary Swanson Memorial HT (Maple Ridge, BC)
September 26: Red River Equestrian Center Show Series (Felton, MN)
September 26: TBEA Fall Finale (Sherwood, OR)
September 26: The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, WY)
September 26: University of New Hampshire Fall HT (Durham, NH)
September 27: ESDCTA NJ HT (Allentown, NJ)
October 1: Locke Meadows CT (Berryville, VA)
October 1: Morven Park Fall HT (Leesburg, VA)
October 1: Spokane Sport Horse Fall Event (Spokane, WA)
October 3: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
October 3: East Coast YEH Championships (TBD, MD)
October 3: Heritage Park HT (Olathe, KS)
October 3: Mahan Farm’s Beat the Heat (Tallahassee, FL)
October 3: West Coast FEH Championships (TBD, CA)
October 4: CDCTA CT Dressage and Combined Training Association (Westbrook, CT)
October 4: Kent School HT (Kent, CT)
October 4: Ottawa Fall Finale (OEA) (Ottawa, ON)
October 4: Will O’Wind (OEA) (Mono, ON)
October 9: MDHT USEA #3 (Adamstown, MD)
October 9: Glenarden (OEA) (Fergus, ON)
October 10: Greater Dayton (Fairborn, OH)
October 10: Middle Tennessee Pony Club Trials (Nashville, TN)
October 10: Ocala Fall HT (Ocala, FL)
October 10: Ride For The Roses 2020 (Auburn, WA)
October 10: SPEA October WHES (Raeford, NC)
October 17: Eagle View Schooling HT (Wichita, KS)
October 17: Hunt Club Farms HT (Berryville, VA)
October 17: Lynnleigh Farm October 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
October 17: MDHT Starter Horse Trial #5 (Adamstown, MD)
October 18: Autumn Riders Horse Shows (Freehold, NJ)
October 18: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
October 22: Waredaca HT (Laytonsville, MD)
October 24: The Grand Oaks Horse Trials (Weirsdale, FL)
October 25: Full Gallop Farm Open Show, CT and Dressage Tests (Aiken, SC)
October 25: Red Gate Farm Starter HT (Bluemont, VA)
October 29: Virginia Horse Trials (Lexington, VA)
October 31: MDHT Starter Horse Trial #6 (Adamstown, VA)
October 31: Octoberfest CT (Lexington, KY)
October 31: Octoberfest Dressage & Mini Trial (Lexington, KY)
October 31: Series Awards Lynnleigh Farm 2-Phase (Sandy, UT)
November 1: Full Gallop Farm Recognized HT (Aiken, SC)
November 1: Series Awards Bucks County Horse Park Schooling HT (Revere, PA)
November 6: SPEA November WHES (Raeford, NC)
November 7: DVCTA Harvestfest Dressage Show and CT (Cochranville, PA)
November 7: River Glen Equestrian Fall HT (New Market, TN)
November 7: SWDEA Year End Show (Tallahassee, FL)
November 7: Texas Rose Horse Park Fall HT (Tyler, TX)
November 7: Waredaca Starter HT (Laytonsville, MD)
November 7: WHES Championships (Raeford, NC)4
November 14: LEC CT and Schooling Dressage (Folsom, LA)
November 15: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
November 15: Red Gate Farm Starter HT (Bluemont, VA)
November 15: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
November 21: Series Awards Red Gate Farm (Bluemont, VA)
November 30: IDCTA Year End Awards (Multiple, IL)
December 5: Fleur de Leap (Folsom, LA)
December 5: Sporting Days H.T. (Aiken, SC)
December 12: Dressage at Blue Goose Schooling Dressage & CT (Cochranville, PA)
December 13: Stable View Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)
December 20: Full Gallop Farm Open Show, CT and Dressage Tests (Aiken, SC)
December 31: Series Awards Dressage at Blue Goose (Cochranville, PA)
December 31: Stable View Series Awards Eventing Academy Schooling HT (Aiken, SC)

In addition, T.I.P. will host two championship horse shows at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2020 in conjunction with New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Shows. The first championship horse show will be held September 4-6 and offer classes for hunters, jumpers, Western pleasure, and English pleasure, and the second championship horse show will be held October 4 and offer classes in dressage, Western dressage, and a combined test. A class list is available here.

T.I.P. also announced its youth ambassadors for the 2020 T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program. The 13 ambassadors come from eight states and two Canadian provinces and cover multiple disciplines. The following are the 2020 T.I.P. youth ambassadors:

  • Kat Abrams – Florida
  • Carley Allington – Indiana
  • Lottie Crawford – Virginia
  • Amy Demetrick – British Columbia
  • Megan Farnsworth – Washington
  • Payton Gunther – Illinois
  • Julia House – Maine
  • Katie Kalfayan – New Jersey
  • Morgan Presley – Georgia
  • Julia Rivera – Quebec
  • Emma Scheier – New Jersey
  • Isabela Wade – Georgia
  • Rhiannon Williams – Georgia

Additional information about the Youth Ambassador Program is available here.

Learn more about the T.I.P. program, view participating horse shows, and apply for a T.I.P. number at the website here.

Go Thoroughbreds. Go Eventing!

 

Monday Video: Jon Holling and Ragtime Rebel at Ocala

It’s been a moment since we’ve heard an update on Jon Holling‘s newest OTTB prospect, the now 6-year-old gelding Ragtime Rebel (Union Rags X A.P. Elegance, by A.P. Indy) that he found through the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center. Rebel enjoyed a nice off-season vacation after his Training level debut in November and has come out swinging this season with a great Training level run at Ocala Winter I H.T. last weekend.

In Jon’s latest YouTube vlog, he analyzes the footage from this latest outing, from a somewhat spooky dressage test, to a foot-perfect show jump round, to a workmanlike cross country performance. The pair finished double clear in both jumping phases to finish on their dressage score for 7th place in their division. We’re looking forward to seeing Jon and Rebel out and about this season!

You can catch up on Jon’s previous OTTB Blogs here.

 

Nupafeed Weekend Winners: Fresno, Paradise Farm, Rocking Horse

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend than…at a horse show? Hey, I can’t think of much better, personally. But here’s a shout-out to the horse husbands, wives, and families that came out to support us crazy eventers this weekend. At least chocolate candy travels well.

We were treated to a pair of sub-20 finishing scores this weekend, one belonging to Amber Levine and I’M Jaguar, who won the Open Training at Fresno on a 19.8. On the opposite coast and besting Amber by just a hair were Doug Payne with Quiberon, who won an Open Novice division on a final score of 19.3. Take a look at Doug’s test:

As promised , the 19.3

Posted by Elizabeth Callahan on Friday, February 14, 2020

And let’s take a look at the rest of our winners from the weekend. Congratulations to all!

Fresno County Horse Park H.T.: [Website][Final Scores]

CCI3*-S: James Alliston and Lilly (35.4)
CCI2*-S: Meg Pellegrini and Dasset Ricochet (30.6)
Advanced: Gina Economou and Exclusive (42.6)
Open Intermediate: Helan Bouscaren and Ebay (25.5)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston and Czechers (36.5)
Preliminary Rider: Taylor McFall and High Times (29.8)
Jr. Training Rider: Tyler Leary and Made You Look (30.0)
Open Training: Amber Levine and I’M Jaguar (19.8)
Sr. Training Rider: Sara Kelson and Rhonaldo (27.3)
Jr. Novice Rider: Clara Marks and Hawk Action (26.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Lauren Henry and Ohmy (25.0)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Maguy Palluel and Native Heart (28.1)
Introductory A: Caroline Dein and Master Twain DF (37.3)
Introductory B: Randi Roehn and Wall Street (29.2)

Paradise Farm H.T.: [Website][Final Scores]

Friday Intermediate Preliminary: Erin Risso and Sportsfield Enquiry (50.0)
Weekend Intermediate Preliminary: Nicole Parkin and Lander Van Het Heekse (40.7)
Friday Open Preliminary: Arden Wildasin and Watch Out (29.7)
Friday Preliminary Rider: Brittany Crandall and Cooley Almighty (31.0)
Weekend Preliminary: Emily Beshear and Silver Night Lady (42.6)
Friday Preliminary Training: Rachel Miles and Zane (27.0)
Friday Open Training A: Courtney Cooper and Excel Star Tick Tock (26.0)
Friday Open Training B: Olivia Dutton and Iniesta (26.2)
Friday Training Rider: Shelley Onderdonk DVM and Chester K (28.1)
Weekend Open Training: Emily Beshear and LVS Jackson (31.7)
Weekend Training Rider: Jackson Dillard and Layla Q (32.9)
Friday Novice Rider: Margaret Schneck and Islandwood Border Patrol (27.4)
Friday Open Novice A: Alyssa Peterson and Excel Star Renaissance (25.7)
Friday Open Novice B: Doug Payne and Quiberon (19.3)
Weekend Novice Rider A: Darci Phelps and Sandro Street (32.4)
Weekend Novice Rider B: Bailey Yablonovitz and Fiddlers Choice (33.1)
Weekend Open Novice: Alexandra Macleod and Independence Day (28.3)
Friday Beginner Novice Rider: Alana Moro and Southern Star (31.8)
Weekend Beginner Novice Rider: Kelsie Johns and The Dark Knight (35.5)
Friday Starter: Joanne Blackmore and Special Agent Cody (36.9)
Weekend Starter: Rachel Krieser and B.E. Excalibur (42.2)

Rocking Horse Winter II H.T.: [Website][Final Scores]

Advanced Test A: Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me (36.9)
Advanced Test B: Buck Davidson and Carlevo (38.8)
Open Intermediate A: Jennie Brannigan and FE Lifestyle (34.2)
Open Intermediate B: Kimmy Cecere and Landmark’s Monaco (29.1)
Open Intermediate C: Jennie Brannigan and Bliss III (36.1)
Open Intermediate D: Savannah Blackstock and Garryndruig Albie (36.0)
Open Preliminary A: Lucia Strini and Cooley For Keeps (27.9)
Open Preliminary B: Will Zuschlag and Quintana K (33.3)
Open Prelim – Friday A: Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Otta B Quality (27.1)
Open Prelim – Friday B: Angelika Beutel and Alwin (31.5)
Open Prelim – Friday C: Allie Knowles and Ramdam de Mons (30.0)
Preliminary Horse A: Bobby Meyerhoff and Caso (25.4)
Preliminary Horse B: Jessica Phoenix and Tell Me (30.2)
Preliminary Rider A: Mimi Bilodeau and Make My Day (32.1)
Preliminary Rider B: Madeline O’Brien and Casarino (25.0)
Jr. Training Rider: Emeline Gilbert and Herr Winzig (30.2)
Open Training A: Andrea Davidson and Mr. Poppers (21.8)
Open Training B: Dana Cooke and FE Santos (25.7)
Open Training C: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Shanroe Cooley (26.8)
Sr. Training Rider: McKenna Martinez and Commitment (36.3)
Training Horse A: Tik Maynard and Galileo (20.5)
Training Horse B: Hallie Coon and Cavu 54 (29.0)
Training Horse C: Buck Davidson and DHI Showman (31.7)
Jr. Novice Rider: Avery Daigle and Fernhill Tick the Box (29.3)
Novice Horse A: Megan Edwards and Kip to the Beat (30.7)
Novice Horse B: Beth Murphy and Jimba (23.3)
Open Novice A: Madeline Carey and Eckland’s Redino (23.8)
Open Novice B: Jacob Fletcher and WT Caden (29.0)
Sr. Novice Rider: Erin Walker and Zydeco Nights (26.2)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Sophia Hand and OMG He’s Totes Adorbs! (29.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Caroline Teich and Salt Air Swagger (27.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Susan Martin and Alice Alice (24.0)

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I am absolutely over the moon about this weekend! Tick tock threw down a beautiful test to score a 29.3, had a great sj round, and a fast but safe and fun xc run to bring home the blue with no penalties added to our score! I can not thank my dad enough for all the support, my wonderful trainer @rbriding, @ash.worth for all of her help, and of course my bestie @kenna_not_dinna and her mom ❤️ Tick tock is headed back to Texas for a well deserved break , while Rizzo and I will continue to grow our partnership here in Florida!🥳 It was great to watch /hang with @carlyblankeventing, @lone_star_eventing @kpm.eventing @mojoeventing @fran.spoltore @adsequestrian ( Can someone explain to me how my 14.3 hand pony looks bigger/ as big as Rizzo who is 16 hands?😂🤪) #averysdoitbest #fernhillsporthorses #fernhilltickthebox #ride4ashley #ride4grady #frscheckitoutnow #sprinkleofpixiedust #rbriding #fernhillfierce ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @polos_over_bros Avery17 for 15% off🎊 @ellanyequestrian Avery10 for 10% off!💛 @msvids_ ambassador☑️ @thepamperedponytreats sponsor 🛍

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Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Welcome to the world, Hunter Fredericks and Mia Sprecher!

Another batch of brand new baby eventers have joined us over the last few days and we could not be be more pleased to welcome them to the world! Both bundles of joy made their grand entrances on February 12th: Mia Sprecher was born to Kate Chadderton and Larry Sprecher, while Hunter Fredericks was born to Lisa Baker and Clayton Fredericks. Biggest of congratulations to both families!

National Holiday: Presidents Day

U.S. Weekend Results:

Rocking Horse Winter II: [Website][Final Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T.: [Website][Final Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T.: [Website][Final Scores]

Your Monday News & Notes:

The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium starts today! The ICP Symposium with featured clinician Andreas Dibowski runs today and tomorrow, while Wednesday and Thursday are dedicated to the YEH and FEH programs respectively. You can view the schedule here and make sure you keep tabs of the USEA website for the latest happenings. [USEA Educational Symposium]

Beezie Madden announced her semi-retirement over the weekend, beginning after the Tokyo Olympics this summer. After a legendary career, the prolific show jumper’s name is recognized by an equestrian no matter their discipline. Once this year’s Olympics are over, which would be Beezie’s fifth, she will focus of developing horses and riders to the championship level. [Madden To Change Sport Career Direction After Tokyo]

An Olympic eventer and top tier steeplechase jockey walk into in educational forum … No really though, Andrew Nicholson and Robbie Power were presenters at the recent International Eventing Forum at Hartpury College in England and each talked about the essentials for the perfect showjumping round. Robbie is a former show jumper as well, and the two athletes found many parallels between their respective sports. [Andrew Nicholson and Robbie Power on what makes the perfect jumping round]

Monday Featured Video: February is Equine Dental Awareness month! Elisa Wallace gives us an update on one of her Mustangs, who had surgery to remove an infected tooth:

James Alliston, Meg Pelligrini Top Fresno County Horse Park CCI2*-S & CCI3*-S

CCI3*-S winners James Alliston & Lilly. Photo by Sherry Stewart

The very first FEI event of 2020 got ticked off the calendar this weekend at Fresno County Horse Park in California. The event’s CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S and Advanced divisions wrapped up on Saturday with Intro through Intermediate horse trials divisions continuing today.

As an East Coaster, FCHP looks like an entirely different planet. The sepia earth, the industrial “steel forest” backdrop … I mean, it’s no Rebecca Farm, but there’s something striking about it nonetheless. Formerly known as Ram Tap, FCHP is the second longest continuous three-day event in the country — the first edition of Ram Tap was in 1957. The construction of a high speed rail through the grounds nearly derailed (no pun intended!) the event a few years back, but thanks to the heroic efforts of John Marshall, a real estate developer and lower level eventer, the event not only survived but continues to thrive today. In fact, the rail viaduct ended up being pretty on-brand with the FCHP’s train theme!

Choo-choo! Full speed ahead (last one, promise) to a recap of the CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S and Advanced action. Many thanks to EN’s great friend and photographer extraordinaire Sherry Stewart for the lovely pics and dispatches from the field!

CCI3*-S

James Allison & RevitaVet Oreo. Photo by Sherry Stewart

James Alliston posted the only double-clear rounds of the CCI3*-S division with his two mounts, Lilly and RevitaVet Oreo, to finish 1st and 2nd respectively. 

James and Lilly, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare (Check In x Contender) owned by Kelly Maddox, have been on a roll, winning their first two Intermediate horse trials together last fall at Twin Rivers and FCHP. She looks like a sassy sort of lady with a penchant for let-me-at-it head tossing and dramatic tail flips. A win at her very first three-star is impressive, and we’ll look forward to watching this exciting partnership develop.

RevitaVet Oreo is a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare by Golden Master, owned by James and Gillian Webster. FCHP marked her three-star debut as well, with her stablemate edging out the win by just three-tenths of a point. So close! It’s been a while since we’ve seen her out — their last start was The Spring Event at Woodside last May — so we’re glad to see her back on form.

James also won the Open Preliminary division on Czechers. (Sidenote: We spotted one Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin in the division — they won the dressage but were under strict orders to “trot” cross country so collected 14 time penalties to finish in 4th.)

“James was in the moment on all the rides I saw,” Sherry reports. “My friend Lee thinks he would be a great whitewater kayaker because he can maintain a low center of gravity despite those looong arms and legs.” Well, should you ever need a backup plan, James!

Alexis Hellfrich & M Creme De La Creme SE. Photo by Sherry Stewart

Alexis Helffrich and another three-star debutante M Creme De La Creme SE, an 8-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Clare De Lune SE x  Zathalida, by Cathalido) owned by Rose Sullivan, round out the top three. The pair had the lead through dressage and show jumping but picked up 12.4 cross country time faults to drop two spots. FCHP is a lucky venue for this pair — they won the CCI2*-S here last February.

CCI2*-S

Meg Pellegrini and Dassett Ricochet, her own 8-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Cabachon x Pilar, by Kalibar), scooped the top CCI2*-S honors. The pair was 2nd after dressage but posted double-clear show jumping and cross country rounds to slide into 1st on a final score of 30.6 after dressage winners Alexis Helffrich and Graceland’s Lincoln had an expensive rail.

This is a fairly new partnership for Meg, who acquired the horse in October, but they seem to be clicking — this is their second win in a row, having bested the Prelim division at Galway Downs last month. Rebecca Braitling was his previous rider and developed him through the two-star level. We were also excited to see Meg and 2019 USEA Pony of the Year Ganymede out and about in the Intermediate division. Nobody is more fun to watch than that pair! Look at them going for it in the Intermediate at Galway Downs. You know you love it. Meg also finished 3rd in Intermediate on RF Eloquence.

Double-clear jumping rounds paid off for 2nd placed Anna Parson and Crescendo, moving them up from 7th after dressage. In 3rd place is Bruce Hill with Bossinova, who added just 1.6 show jumping time penalties to their dressage score of 32.6.

ADVANCED

Gina Economou & Exclusive. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Gina Economou and Exclusive were the best of five Advanced division starters. The pair scored a 33.0 in dressage, posted a fault-free show jumping round, then added 9.6 cross country time penalties to win on a final score of 42.6. Exclusive, Gina’s own 11-year-old Dutch gelding (Marlon x Julia S, by Concorde), is her main FEI-level squeeze and they’ve been doing very well from themselves at the four-star level. Sherry reports, “Gina talked to her horse the whole way around and it had everyone smiling. What a great start to the season for her.”

Erin Kellerhouse & Woodford Reserve. Photo by Sherry Stewart

Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve were the only other finishers in the division, adding 0.4 show jumping and 14.4 cross country time penalties to their dressage score of 29.6 to finish second. It was their first crack at the level for this experienced partnership and we hear they had “a careful, classy round.” Sounds like you’ve got yourself an Advanced horse, Erin — congrats!

Elsewhere in the division, dressage leaders Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo received a technical elimination on cross country after missing the second-to-last fence on course. “She had a picture perfect round up to then,” Sherry says. “As Christina Grey said, everyone was gutted for her.” Madison Temkin and Dr. Hart‘s day came to an early end at fence #12ABC, a log/gate/chevron combination; she bounced back and finished 2nd in Open Prelim with DubaïMaddy Mazzola and So Cool were eliminated at fence #15AB, a pyramid to corner combination.

Fresno County Horse Park has another busy schedule in store for 2020 chock full of clinics, combined tests, and horse trials with both national and international levels. Go Eventing on the West Coast.

Course Maps via Cross Country AppCCI3*-S, CCI2*-SAdvancedIntermediatePrelim

Fresno County Horse Park H.T.: WebsiteResults

All Your FCHP Winners:

CCI3*-S: James Alliston & Lilly (35.4)
CCI2*-Short: Meg Pellegrini & Dassett Ricochet (30.6)
Advanced: Gina Economou & Exclusive (42.6)
Open Intermediate: Helen Bouscaren & Ebay (25.5)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston & Czechers (36.5)
Preliminary Rider: Taylor McFall & High Times (29.8)
Jr. Training Rider: Tyler Leary & Made You Look (30.0)
Open Training: Amber Levine & I’M Jaguar (19.8)
Sr. Training Rider: Sara Kelson & Rhonaldo (27.3)
Jr. Novice Rider: Clara Marks & Hawk Action (26.9)
Novice Horse: Jennifer McFall & Hallelujah DF (25.7)
Open Novice: Amber Levine & Shannondale McGyver (28.8)
Sr. Novice Rider: Anne Johnson & Grandios Sky (25.7)
Jr. Beg. Novice Rider: Mia Brown & Duke HW (27.8)
Open Beg. Novice: Lauren Henry & Ohmy (25.0)
Sr. Beg. Novice Rider: Maguy Palluel & Native Heart (28.1)
Introductory A: Caroline Dein & Master Twain DF (37.3)
Introductory B: Randi Koehn & Wall Street (29.2)

CCI3*-S Final Top 10

 

CCI2*-S Final Top 10

Photo Gallery: Snapshots from Rocking Horse Winter II

What better way to spend a weekend than with a few hundred of your closest friends at Rocking Horse? Lucky for us, the talented Lisa Madren was on site to capture shots of all the action. Enjoy her photos below and give Lisa a big thank you when you see her out at the next one! Click here to catch up on our Advanced coverage.

Go eventing.

Rocking Horse Winter II: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

Best of HN: I Am a Rock, I Am an Island — Feelings of Isolation in Horseback Riding

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Horseback riding can be an incredibly lonely sport. Although I do not believe this is unique to riding and can be true of many individual sports, those of us reading (or writing, as the case may be) Horse Nation are bound by our common passion for horses. Therefore, of course, that is the sport that we get.

So, back to it. Horseback riding can be an incredibly lonely sport. Even if you are still in the point in your riding career when you get to be on a team — whether it’s an IEA or an IHSA team — when it comes down to it, it’s still just you and your horse in the arena, on the course or on the trail. Although some disciplines can argue that a judge was biased, being a successful competitor boils down to how strong of a performance you and your horse can pull off when it’s go time.

What’s worse is that you have to watch everyone else and their horses compete before or after you, so you usually know exactly where you stack up in the placings. Sometimes this is a difficult pill to swallow. It can make every mistake stand out in your mind. Every bobble. Every missed lead. Every hesitation. Every knocked rail. Every possible deduction.

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We get really good at beating ourselves up over these things. We look at others and see them succeed — or seem to succeed — and it becomes easy to feel alone in our mistakes. We see riders who make it look easy, who are further along in their careers, who have more finished horses or who just plain had a better ride, and it’s easy to feel that our mistakes are unique to us. It’s easy to feel as though we aren’t making the sort of progress we feel we ought to be making. It’s easy to forget that pretty much every rider has been there — wherever your “there” is in that moment.

Even worse is if something more major goes wrong. A tack failure. A buck. A rear. A fall. These are the times when, once we’ve decided that we and our horses are okay, we often feel the most embarrassed and alone. Coming off sucks enough when there aren’t many people around to see it. It sucks exponentially more when it’s witnessed by a group of people. Those are the times when you’d rather curl up in the fetal position under a blanket than spend the rest of the day being asked, “Are you alright?” Or being told, “Oh, you’re the one whose horse (fill in the blank).”

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As riders, we’ve been taught to dust ourselves off and get back on since day one. We pride ourselves on getting back in the saddle despite pain, nerves and doctors’ orders. But the truth is, even though we may get back on our horses, ride on and be stronger for it (eventually), in those moments of complete and utter chagrin, we feel as lonely as we ever feel. And that feeling can linger until we feel we’ve outridden our shame (despite being told there’s no shame to be had).

These feelings of isolation also arise in moments that have very little to do with the riding itself. They can rear their ugly heads when we start comparing our tack, our trailer (or lack thereof), our truck (or lack thereof), our training, our horse’s training, our horse’s pedigree or any number of things to those of other people. It’s easy to feel as though you’re not good enough or that you don’t belong. Even when you’re doing well, imposter syndrome is very real.

So, how do we get past these feelings of unease and the loneliness that can arise despite being surrounded by like-minded people?

First and foremost, we pick up each other. If you’re actively competing, cheer on your fellow competitors. Applaud the efforts and the less-than-perfect tries — these are the building blocks to making progress and moving forward. There isn’t any one of us who has gone into the arena and had a perfect ride every time (if you have, please, let us know who you are and what your secret is!). Even if you’re not a competitor, you know we all have our moments with our horses. Let your trail partners know you’ve been there and encourage them to keep going.

Second — and this may seem trite — but be kind. None of us know the other’s story. We may feel inadequate because we didn’t have access to coaching and training or we may feel like we are lesser because we haven’t figured things out on our own. We’re all carrying our own set of baggage, branded by our experiences. Be that as it may, we’re in the same arena as our fellow riders and being given the same opportunity to succeed. Be kind and give each other the respect they deserve. Horseback riding can be hard. For as much as we all love it, the moments of frustration are overwhelming. Let people know that they have the space to work through that and they’re not alone in it.

And finally, for Pete’s sake, take a breath and be able to laugh at yourself. When we all take ourselves too seriously and work to look like we haven’t been there and we haven’t made mistakes, we make those who are going through them feel even more isolated. Share the stories of your mishaps, let people know what you’ve learned from them and let them know they aren’t alone.

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Find Your Next Valentine

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.

Love is in the are this Valentine’s Weekend. If you’re looking for your next horsey partner, look no farther than Sport Horse Nation. Here are five listings that you’ll love:

Something Saintly. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Something Saintly “Sarah”

Sarah is a confident and bold 9 year old OTTB mare. She has completed several Novice horse trails and could easily move up the levels. Sarah stands well for the farrier, clips and loads. Stands at 16.2 hands. More video available on YouTube channel. Located in Virginia.

Edison. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Edison

Edison: 2012 16.1h bay Trakehner gelding. By Lord Cosmo out of Empress.

This talented young horse is already a winner at First Level dressage, and is ready to start eventing. He’s a good mover and brave to the jumps. Would be suitable for a junior, young rider or adult amateur looking to have some fun! Located in South Carolina.

Old Boy. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Eventing Schoolmaster

Ole Boy (“Bobby”) is a 2004 17hh Thoroughbred. In perfect health, no current maintenance. Produced to Intermediate by Will Coleman before being competed by a young adult, taking her to Prelim and instilling confidence in eventing until she graduated from college.

He is currently competing at Preliminary level and fit for CCI2-S or CCI2-L. Frequently scores in the 20’s, extensive competition record with many wins. Multiple year end awards received from Area V and USEA for himself and his rider at Training and Prelim – Most recently, he was the 2019 Area V Training Horse of the Year.

His last event was February 2020 at the Three Lakes Horse Trials in Florida, placing 5th in the OP with no jumping and a dressage score of 28.

Bobby schools dressage competently at 4th level. As an ex-steeplechaser, he is a natural cross country horse and will show you the ropes. He won the Plantation CIC* in 2011 (now CCI2-S), and would be a great young rider horse for a rider on a budget looking for an experienced horse at the level.

Well behaved, snaffle ride, very elegant. He is always friendly and adores attention.

Only to a good home with great trainer program. Located in Texas.

Lute and Sweet. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Beautiful 6 Year Old Mare with Prelim Experience

Zaragoza Acres offers for sale ‘Lute and Sweet’ (Midnight Lute xx – Alphabet Soup xx).

Lute and Sweet is a stunning 2014 16.3h Thoroughbred Mare. “Lute” has already established an impressive resume: In 2018, she won her 4-year Old YEH Qualifier with an 82.2% and went on to be the Reserve Champion at the East Coast YEH Championship with an 81%. In 2019, Lute has competed and finished in the top placings at Training Level and even stepped around her first Modified and Preliminary maintaining an impeccable cross country record. Most recently, Lute placed 5th in her first event of the 2020 season in the Open Prelim at Pine Top HT. She is a lovely mover with a beautiful outline on the flat with a wonderful willingness for lateral work. Over fences, Lute is brave, confident and has great technique. This stunning mare with her quiet demeanor and exceptional attitude and work ethic, would be an ideal horse for a young rider or adult amateur!

Located in Jeffersonton, VA. Inquire for price.

Take Your Guns. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fancy OTTB with Upper Level Potential

Henry aka Take Your Guns is a 16.3 hh 2014 ottb. He raced and won at the lower level of racing but when bumped up to the next class of racing he did not continue to win so he retired sound from racing. He had 6+ months of let down time out in a giant Kentucky pasture with other retired geldings prior to me acquiring him. He was started back under saddle on November 22nd and has been a gentleman under saddle since day one. Henry loads, clips, bathes, and is great for the farrier. Henry has upper level potential and loves to work/have a job. He is ready to go do a BN or Novice dressage test and his jumping is really coming along for only having jumped a handful of times. His canter is to die for and is getting stronger with the addition of jumping. He hacks out alone or in a group and over bridges. He is naturally a very brave horse. He is going to make someone a really amazing horse. I wish I could keep him myself but unfortunately I won’t have time for two with going back to school. Eleven Thousand and RRP Eligible. Located in Washington.

Listings included in this article are randomly selected and 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.

Sunday Links from One K Helmets

Photo courtesy of Jordán Linstedt Granquist.

Jordán Linstedt Granquist and her husband had some very special news to announce on Valentine’s Day: They are expecting their first baby! Jordán and her husband Brad married in 2019 and have said they are expecting this exciting new addition in August 2020. Congratulations to the happy couple!

National Holiday: National Almond Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse Winter II: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times][Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T.: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times][Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T.: [Website][Entry Status][Ride Times][Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

Now On Course: Cindy Rawson Returns from Across the Pond

New Addition to VIP: The Volunteer Medal Program

Madden To Change Sport Career Direction After Tokyo

Be a Good Friend: 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Horse

Sunday Video: Time for the salon! Go behind the scenes at William Fox-Pitt’s farm for clip day:

Buck Davidson, Lisa Marie Fergusson Top Rocking Horse Winter II Advanced Divisions

The second of Rocking Horse’s Winter Series is always a key competition in the winter circuit. With nearly 50 Advanced competitors amongst the hundreds entered, you’re sure to see an assortment of big names out laying the groundwork for a home run season ahead. Lisa Marie Fergusson and Buck Davidson were the most successful of those Advanced riders, winning the A and B divisions respectively. We catch up on the results, which are brought to life by David Frechette’s video coverage.

Tali was brilliant today at Rocking Horse for a 31.3 in Dressage! Now onto jumping tomorrow!!!

Posted by Lisa Marie Fergusson on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lisa Marie Fergusson proudly took the leading spot in the Advanced A division with her longtime partner Honor Me. The 14-year-old Welsh Sport Horse moved steadily up the standings through each phase, beginning in 7th place on a 31.3 result in dressage. A double clear show jumping moved them to fifth and 5.6 time penalties on cross country — the quickest Advanced ride of the day — finally gave them the win.

Allie Knowles took home second and third place with Katherine B. O’Brien’s Ms. Poppins and Business Class, respectively.

Ms. Poppins, a 9-year-old Westphalian, had a final score of 39.8, which was closely rivaled by stablemate Business Class on a result of 41.

Abigail Niles and Carrick Finest Lad made the massive leap from 19th to fourth by the final phase, finishing on a score of 45.9 in their debut at the level.

Rebecca Brown and Dassett Choice were fifth on a score of 47.6. Bobby Meyerhoff and Fortuna finished sixth with 50.2 points. Dana Cooke and FE Mississippi took seventh (51.4).  Kimberly Steinbuch and PDQ Leigh earned 8th place (61.4), Melissa Boutin and EWSZ Jalando were ninth (61.9), and Zoe Crawford and K.E.C. Zara were 10th (62).

 

Buck Davidson has come out guns blazing with Carlevo this season. He very nearly took the win in the MARS Wellington Eventing Showcase last weekend, finishing second by the slimmest of margins. The pair have run into luck twice now this season at Rocking Horse. The 13-year-old Holsteiner owned by Carlevo LLC won the Open Intermediate at Winter I and now the Advanced B at Winter II.

This weekend’s triumph was wire-to-wire. After earning 24.4 in the first phase they added time in the jumping phases, 0.4 in show jumping and 14 penalties in cross country, for a final result of 38.8.

Buck doubled down in division B, also taking second place aboard Eroll Gobey, a 10-year-old Holsteiner owned by Cassie Segal, Lisa Darden and Natalie Sandler. They added just 9.2 time penalties for a final score of 40.6.

Buck also piloted Copper Beach to fourth place, having one rail down and 13.2 cross country time penalties to finish on a 45.6 for his first Advanced of the season.

Third place went to Joe Meyer and Buccaneer, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse owned by Light Speed Equestrian on a final score of 40.7. Clark Montgomery and Caribbean Soul were fifth with a 49-point result.

Go eventing.

Rocking Horse Winter II: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores