Stable View is gearing up for Aiken’s premiere autumn event, held September 27-29. With over 338 horse and rider combinations entered, this will be Stable View’s largest Oktoberfest to date.
Twenty-seven combinations have stepped forward to try their might in the feature CCI4*-S class, now in its second year. Defending champion Phillip Dutton has two rides, Fernhill Revelation and his 2018 WEG partner Z, entered in the division.
Other heavy hitters in the four-star include Boyd Martin and Contestor, Leslie Law and Voltaire De Tre, Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection, and Clark Montgomery with Caribbean Soul. You’ll also want to keep an eye on Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, who recently won the Advanced division at the Blue Ridge Mountain H.T.
This is also an exciting time of year to welcome a few four-star debutants. First-time horses include Sinead Halpin’s Cutty Sark, Hallie Coon’s Cooley SOS, and Nilson da Silva’s Rock Phantom. For a complete look at entries, click here.
Stable View is rolling out the red carpet for competitors, offering $80,000 in prize money to be allocated between all divisions, including the Novice, Training and Preliminary classes, which account for 200 of the 338 entries.
In addition to cold, hard cash, riders have ample amenities on site including three rider lounges, which will offer breakfast each morning (A new, and even larger, rider lounge to debut in 2020!). Humans can find water and carrots for the four-leggeds in the show office all weekend, and they should be sure to indulge in the misting station as well.
CCI Divisions will complete their dressage on Friday, followed by show jumping and cross country on Saturday. The national divisions will run as a one-day on Sunday.
Entertainment will include Karaoke with Clayton Fredericks on Friday, and Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Competitor Party on Saturday night following the 3* and 4* awards. There will be a 4* Course Walk with Boyd Martin benefiting the Cumbee Center for Abused Persons on Friday at 4:00PM for a $10 required donation.
The Stable View signature drink, the “Horse Treat”, will be available from 4:00PM on Friday at Ollie’s Inn. On Saturday, the Pavilion will host the VIP guests with spectacular views of both show jumping and cross country. VIP tickets are available for purchase here. In addition to the equestrian competition, there will be the Aiken Horse Power Car Show on Saturday, a vendor village, Kid’s Corner, and alcohol tastings.
Unfortunately, the brand new CCI*-S division was cancelled due to lack of entries, but Stable View intends to run this level at their new FEI event, to be held March 27-28, 2020.