The 2021 eventing season at Stable View began this past Saturday morning at the Stable View Aiken Opener Horse Trials. This weekend’s event also welcomed the addition of a new Attwood Equestrian Surfaces arena where show jumping was held. Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg christened the arena as Nick Attwood cut the grand opening ribbon — watch a view of the big moment here.
Stable View was also pleased to host the prize giving for the most hours during 2020 donated by Area 3 volunteers. These prizes went to David Slagle, Cindy Smith and Diane Bird. This event served as a testing ground for the first U.S. recognized horse trials’ use of Compete Easy. Compete Easy is the only app that allows competitors, grooms and owners to enter, pay for, organize and receive their scores real time — check out EN’s preview of the app here. Stay tuned for rider feedback.
Course designer Mogie Bearden-Muller designed an inviting and educational course for the 300 competitors spanning over the two days. The weekend marked a confidence-bolstering step forward as competitors make their way toward the Stable View Spring FEI CCI-S 1/2/3/4* Horse Trials. Mark your calendar for February 9th to get your entries in on opening day as there will only be 225 entries accepted. All accommodations for the March event are full but there are a few full RV hookups available — if you are interested make sure to give the office at Stable View a call. A new addition to the Stable View event calendar is the addition of the Stable View Spring Horse Trials in April where divisions Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice will be offered.
It was an overall great weekend to begin the 2021 eventing season with a record number of entries. Stable View is enthusiastic to continue helping competitors and horses improve and flourish. As we continue through the season riders can also look forward to the Stable View Eventing Academy’s each month that a recognized horse trial is not being held. This is a great opportunity for riders and horses to school in an environment where education and safety is the top priority.
Congratulations to the winners of the Stable View Aiken Opener Horse Trials!
Modified A: Sandra Holden & Cano Cristales
Modified B: Jessica Schultz & Rocky Top City
Open Preliminary A: Boyd Martin & Catarina
Open Preliminary B: Amanda Beale Clement & Carlson 119
Preliminary Rider: Lauren New & Flying Again
Open Training: Kelli Temple & Dr. Diamond
Training Horse: Courtney Cooper & Excel Star Time To Shine
Training Rider A: Michelle Frazier & Raucous Caucus
Training Rider B: Danielle Moore & Tenth Rendition
Novice Horse: Ryan Wood & Check Point
Novice Rider A: Nancy Z. Wilson & Lagerfeld
Novice Rider B: Maddy Stancil & Brighid Charity RSH
Open Novice A: Babette Lena & Ardeo Rock and Roll
Open Novice B: Michael Pendleton & Kwibus
Beginner Novice Horse: Ian McDonald & Say You Love Me
Beginner Novice Rider A: Shawna Dietrich & Cooper
Beginner Novice Rider B: Molly McLaughlin & Fernhill Sinatra
Open Beginner Novice: Susie Beale & Over The Moon