One of the greatest aspects of the sport of three-day eventing is the potential for Cinderella stories. It seems that perhaps more so than with other disciplines, we are constantly able to take horses that were...» Read More!
Doug Payne has just announced the sale of one of the top horses in his barn, Crown Talisman, to UK eventer Nick Gauntlett. Doug and Crown Talisman had enjoyed success together at the three-star level,...» Read More!
Doug Payne uploaded video from his show jumping round at Saumur CCI3*, where he pulled one rail with Crown Talisman to finish in sixth place on a final score of 54.2. Of the rail, Doug...» Read More!
Doug Payne and Crown Talisman posted a great dressage score, turned in a wonderful clear cross country round, and finished off with just a rail in the final phase to place sixth in their first...» Read More!
In a surprising turn of events, overnight leader Luc Chateau’s mount Propriano de l’Ebat was spun from the final horse inspection at Saumur, moving Maxime Livio and Qalao des Mers into the lead position. Doug...» Read More!
Doug Payne and Crown Talisman turned in a wonderful clear round to sit in 7th place after cross country at Saumur. Check out Doug’s latest blog post, and it looks like he will have a...» Read More!
Doug Payne and Crown Talisman currently lie in 4th place going into cross country on Saturday after dressage at Saumur. Check out Doug’s latest blog post, as well as video of the test. Be sure...» Read More!
With the second day of dressage at Saumur almost complete, both Doug Payne and Liz Halliday-Sharp are sitting in the top 10 in the CCI3*. Liz and Fernhill By Night went very early this morning,...» Read More!
Crown Talisman came to Doug Payne’s barn in 2008 not knowing much about the sport of eventing. Doug has remarked in the past that Tali, a 2003 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred gelding owned by Doug and Larry and Amelia Ross,...» Read More!
Doug Payne isn’t just riding at Saumur this weekend — he’s bolstering U.S.-Chinese relations! Well done on the diplomacy, Doug. Read Doug’s blog for his thoughts on the day at Saumur, including welcoming fellow American Liz...» Read More!
While this weekend is relatively quiet on the home front, there is much excitement in Saumur, France, for the annual Saumur CCI3*. This is a notoriously difficult competition, and this year it has a whopping...» Read More!
After a very successful spring season, Doug Payne and Crown Talisman have made it to Chantilly, France ready for the Saumur CCI3* next weekend. Fresh off a win in the Jersey Fresh CIC3*, the pair...» Read More!
We’ve been waiting to hear whether Doug Payne would contest Rolex with Crown Talisman or head to Saumur CCI3* with his Land Rover grant. Doug announced on his blog this morning that he and Tali will...» Read More!
The announcement on the next wave of spring grants came late last night, and Doug Payne and Crown Talisman and Liz Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley are the recipients of Land Rover Competition grants to compete...» Read More!
For the first time in a long time, the Aiken Training Sessions were not frigidly cold and blustery, but instead a lovely sunny day with a light breeze that kept both horses and riders comfortable....» Read More!
Friday dawned bright and early, starting the day with horse trailers rolling in to Pine Top Farm in Thomson, Georgia in the dark of morning. As usual, it was bitter cold in the early hours,...» Read More!
Doug Payne takes us around last weekend’s Fair Hill 3* cross-country course aboard Crown Talisman, with whom he finished 4th. In addition to running commentary, the video features an overlayed GPS and heart monitor data....» Read More!
Holy Fair Hill. Derek Di Grazia’s CCI3* cross country course certainly lived up to the hype in an afternoon that totally turned the leader board upside down. With the dust settled, Jan Byyny and Inmidair...» Read More!
Good morning from Fair Hill! It’s another beautiful day here, and we’ve just seen the first group of riders in the CCI3* dressage. Doug Payne and Crown Talisman are holding a commanding early lead on...» Read More!