Inside the Stable with the Aiken Showcase Stars: Emily Hamel & Corvett (‘Barry’)

Emily Hamel and Corvett. Photo by Jenni Autry.

We’re in the final countdown to Liftmaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field, which takes place March 5-6 in Aiken, South Carolina! In previous editions of “Inside the Stable with the Aiken Showcase Stars” we caught up with Liz Halliday-Sharp and then Phillip Dutton, and now we’re turning the lens on Emily Hamel.

Emily will be contesting the Showcase with Corvett, known around the barn as “Barry,” a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Corrido x Tina XII, by Clearway) owned by Black Flag Option, LLC. Emily is a head rider for Phillip Dutton and we’ve also gotten to know her better through her podcast, The Whole Equestrian, which bridges the gap between riding and wellness. Emily and Barry are a well-established pair, and in this video Emily shares with us her goals for the season (spoiler alert: Kentucky!) as well as some fun facts about her horse.

Now in its third year, Liftmaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field is dedicated to putting on a world-class event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event won’t be open to spectators per USEF Guidelines but WILL be livestream broadcast by Horse & Country. The competition will be held Friday, March 5 (dressage and show jumping) through Saturday, March 6 (cross country). EN will be bringing you all the latest.

Learn more about the event here!

Annie Dewitt is a writer, eventer and literary agent at The Shipman Agency. Her debut novel WHITE NIGHTS IN SPLIT TOWN CITY now appears in several languages. Annie trains at True Prospect Farm in Cochranville, PA, with Phillip Dutton and Ryan Wood. She is a passionate Retired Racehorse advocate who has volunteered at The Rosemary Horse Farm Sanctuary in the Catskills. Annie is the happy horse mother to her 5-year old OTTB Confidence Level and her current eventing partner-in-crime, Offshore Cooley. Contact: [email protected]