Eventing fans gathered around the infield of the steeplechase track at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland on Wednesday afternoon for the first horse inspection at the 2022 Maryland 5 Star. In the CCI5*-L there were 25 horses presented to the ground jury of Angela Tucker (GBR), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker (USA), but only 24 horses were accepted.
Liz Halliday-Sharp presented Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z (Zapaterro VDL x Zonne-Trend), but the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding was sent to the hold box. Sadly, upon representation, Deniro Z was not accepted. The remainder of the field was accepted upon first inspection and all horses were on their best behavior on this beautiful, sunny afternoon in Maryland.
Dressage gets underway for the five-star at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.
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Have you ever wondered why professional riders love bringing their horses through the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program? USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown chats with two of this year's YEH Champions, Caroline Pamukcu who won the USEA YEH 4-year-old East Coast Championship aboard HSH Afterglow, and Andrea Baxter who won the USEA YEH 5-year-old Championship with Camelot PJ, to discuss this year's Championships and all of the great things that the program has to offer.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce its renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Rebecca Farm, which is owned and operated by the Broussard family, will return as a Gold Sponsor of the event and act as the Official Sponsor of the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place this week on Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
As they hiked through the Galway Irish countryside, Shelley Bridges and John Whelpley soon found themselves amid a herd of curious Irish Draught mares grazing calmly around them. Bridges, an endurance rider extraordinaire with a well-known, educated eye for all things horse, noticed one of the mares in particular and said, “What about that one?” and our unlikely story began.
With the holiday spirit in full swing and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the 2024 eventing season. From paperwork to packing, there’s quite a bit to do before you’re ready to get out there and enjoy the season with your horse. Check out these tips from the team at STRIDER, and get your 2024 season kicked off in the most organized way possible.