Through the Lens: Stable View Oktoberfest

Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley cruise to the 4*-S win. Photo by Christine Quinn.

Saturday brought cross country day and the conclusion of upper level competition at Stable View Oktoberfest, held each fall in Aiken, SC. It’s a festive event that heralds cooler weather and the peak of fall season, and the organizing crew at Stable View is among the best in the business, integrating the event with the local community and making a true destination out of the competition.

Tailgaiting and a car show? A real neighborhood event at Stable View! Photo by Christine Quinn.

Stable View is also appreciated by competitors for its robust prize money offerings, and Leslie Law is the recipient of a healthy chunk this weekend after taking the $30,000 CCI4*-S win aboard Jackie and Steve Brown’s Lady Chatterley (Connor 48 – Jucy, by Mytens). This is a start-to-finish victory for Leslie and the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare, who finished the weekend on a score of 31.4. In case you were wondering, here’s how you celebrate in the Law family!

Well. I really wanted a photo at prize giving but I was wrapping legs and packing up.

So instead we have this winning…

Posted by Lesley Leslie Grant-Law on Saturday, September 24, 2022

Leslie Law and Voltaire de Tre finish fifth in the 4*-S in prep for the Maryland 5 Star. Photo by Christine Quinn.

Doug Payne and 2022 USEF National 5* Champion Quantum Leap (Quite Capitol – Report to Sloopy, by Corporate Report) moved into runner-up spot in the 4*-S in the pair’s last prep ahead of next month’s Maryland 5 Star.

Looking to the remaining FEI divisions, your winners are:

CCI3*-S: Will Coleman and Hyperion Stud’s Chin Tonic HS (Chin Champ – Wildera, by Quinar Z) secured a very competitive finishing score of 18.5, adding a handful of time penalties to their jaw-dropping dressage score of 15.7.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Ocala Horse Properties’ Shanroe Cooley prep for their next outing in France. Photo by Christine Quinn.

Meanwhile, Le Lion-bound Shanroe Cooley, owned by Ocala Horse Properties, wrapped up another solid prep for France with Liz Halliday-Sharp, earning a 21.9 on the flat and only adding four seconds of time to finish second.

CCI2*-S: Jenny Caras and Elyse Eisenberg’s Trendy Fernhill (ARS Vivendi – Cruising Girl) made a successful first FEI start since last year, clinching a wire-to-wire victory on their dressage score of 24.1.

Doug Payne and the Oldenburg stallion Quiberon jump clear in prep for the 3*-L at Maryland next month. Photo by Christine Quinn.

Many thanks to the sponsors and supporters of Stable View for another successful weekend of eventing! Let’s take a look at some more sights and sounds from social media:

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