Eight Reasons Why We’re Excited About Stable View Spring

Meaghan Marinovich and Riviera Lu. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Stable View’s hotly anticipated new March international date got bounced last year due to the season’s lengthy Covid-19 disruption. The event is making up for lost time this year, though, with Stable View Spring CCI-S 1/2/3/4* Horse Trials & Adequan USEF Youth Team Challenge all set to take place March 25-27, 2021.

Just under 200 entries were received upon closing date this week, March 9, and they’ll be accepting a few more with a late fee. For more info, visit the website here and view the USEA calendar listing here.

Here are eight reasons why we’re excited about Stable View Spring:

  • Stable View is the first round of the Adequan® / USEF Youth Team Challenge. The Adequan® / USEF Youth Team Challenge will mimic the Nations Cup Series with selected short formats leading up to a fall long format on both coasts. Athletes 25 and under are invited to participate, with each team consisting of three to four horse/athlete combinations. Learn more here.
  • Entries are limited to 225 with a money-back guarantee in the event of cancellation. Throughout these uncertain times, Stable View has been sensitive to the plight of competitors, generously offering a full refund should their horse trials get canceled for any reason.
  • $60,000 in prize money is offered, with each level receiving a portion. Need we say more?
  • It’s Stable View’s first 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* with no national divisions.  There will just be four tracks, meaning an uncluttered course and the opportunity for riders to give their 100% focus to their top horses. As the event runs Thursday through Saturday, riders can still compete their national-level horses on Sunday, March 28 at the Full Gallop one-day event.
  • The facility just keeps getting better. The cross country courses are expertly designed by Mark Phillips (4* and 3*) and Mogie Bearden Muller (1* and 2*). Show jumping will be held on the new Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Arena (320’ X 230’), with courses designed by Chris Bernard featuring brand fences. All show jumping and dressage will be held on Attwood Equestrian Surfaces footing.
  • Stable View is serious about cross country safety. Approximately 50% of the cross country jumps are either new or have [MIM] frangible Technology — the venue has been at the leading edge regarding support for and the use of this technology.
  • Social gathering, safely. In lieu of competitors’ parties and the riders’ lounge, Stable View offers a “Graze and Gaze” for competitors and owners outdoors, using the cross country jumps, by the Pavilion on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
  • New EHV-1 Procedures are in place. All riders and horses (or their groups) will be separated by an empty stall. No spectators. All Covid-19 Procedures remain in place and will be enforced.

We’re looking forward to it. See you there!