“What a stunning photo of a stunning individual,” was Chris Ryan’s first remark when assessing this 2-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. “He typifies the refinement the Thoroughbred brings to the table. Look at the fine outlines. Look at the jugular groove and those beautifully light connections."
Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, began her presentation on gastric ulcers by saying, “My goal is to not just tell you about what’s out there but make you understand the stomach, its job, how it functions, and what its role is so that we can better understand how we diagnose disease and how we can treat and prevent.”
The Area V Championships were split between two events: the Novice and Beginner Novice Championships were held at the Meadowcreek Park Fall Social Event in Kosse, Texas on September 19-20, 2020, and the Preliminary and Training Championships were held at the Texas Rose Horse Park Fall Horse Trials in Tyler, Texas on November 7-8, 2020.
In 1994, a Thoroughbred colt by Kentucky Jazz and out of Oui Oui, bred by Mickey and Marshall Robinson, was born in Texas. Under the name Gentleman Jazz, he raced just two times at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas as a 3-year-old, never placing and amassing no earnings.
The Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP), located in Fresno, California, is under new ownership as of November 15, 2020. John Marshall, who purchased the equestrian facility (known then as Ram Tap) in 2012 from Bill and Margaret Burton, has sold the park to Terry Hilst, an Area VI eventer who previously organized the horse trials at Camelot Equestrian Park in Butte Valley, California.
Twelve-year-old Izzy Lenk has been riding since she was just 1 year old. At 2 years old, her mother signed her up for her very first riding lessons. “I’ve loved horses all my life,” Lenk explained. “We came across Waredaca when I was 5 years old, and that’s when my love for eventing began.”
The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) is a goal that Adult Riders across the country spend their whole year working towards, training hard and competing alongside their fellow Adult Riders for the chance to represent their Area on the national stage at the ATC, held in conjunction with the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC).
The second and final CCI4*-L of 2020 will be taking place this weekend at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina at the MARS Tryon International Three-Day Event. After the cancellation of the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, TIEC announced that they would be hosting a CCI4*-L alongside CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI2*-L, Intermediate, and Preliminary divisions.
Waredaca in Laytonsville, Maryland hosted this year’s only USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event on October 22-25, 2020, offering Training Three-Day and Novice Three-Day divisions. The event drew a total of 45 entries – 18 in the Training Three-Day and 27 in the Novice Three-Day. Both divisions were led wire-to-wire by the ultimate winners – Ema Klugman and RF Redfern in the Training Three-Day and Jamie Leuenberger and Flight of Fancy in the Novice Three-Day.
At first look, Chris Ryan called this 5-year-old Holsteiner mare a “good correct sort. She could be a Thoroughbred cross, but might still lack a little refinement to make the times at the upper levels.”
The USEA is saddened to share that Louis M (Lissabon x Angelique M), Alexa Gartenberg’s Rheinland Pfalz-Saar gelding, was humanely euthanized on November 4, 2020 at the age of 15 due to an acute case of laminitis. His team at New Bolton Center were valiant in their efforts to save him but his case became too severe.