Sep 24, 2020

Doug Payne and Vandiver Lead CCI4*-S at Stable View Oktoberfest

By Stable View - Edited Press Release
CCI4*-S leaders Doug Payne and Vandiver won last year's CCI3*-S. Vandiver is a 2004 Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley. Sam Keats Photo.

Day one of the annual Stable View Oktoberfest is in the books. Today all FEI competitors completed the dressage portion of competition with the CCI4*-S and CCI3*-S divisions running in the Outdoor Arena and the CCI2*-s dressage in the Hunter Arena.

111 horses went down the centerline for the FEI divisions today, and Stable View's entries for the weekend total 369 across all divisions. According to Mark Weissbecker, Member of the CCI4*-S Ground Jury, "The overall quality of the horses was consistently excellent. The riders set a high standard and we were overall quite pleased. The scores are so close among the top of the leaderboard, so the jumping phases will be so important to the final outcome."

Here are the current standings going into the jumping phases tomorrow:

CCI4*-S

1st: Doug Payne & Vandiver (24.30)
2nd: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill By Night (24.50)
3rd: Matthew Flynn & Wizzerd (25.90)
T-4th: Waylon Roberts & Lancaster (26.40)
T-4th: Sydney Elliott & QC Diamantaire (26.40)
6th: Doug Payne & Quantum Leap (26.80)

Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime take the early lead the CCI3*-S by two points after dressage. This is D.A. Lifetime's first time in the CCI3*-S division. Kate Robbins Photo.

CCI3*-S

1st: Kurt Martin & D.A. Lifetime (27.00)
2nd: Alexander O'Neal & Miss MoneyPenny V (29.00)
3rd: Zoe Crawford & K.B.S Quick Strike (29.30)
4th: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (29.40)
5th: Boyd Martin & Penhill Celtic (29.60)

Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley sit in third place in the CCI2*-S division. They recently won the CCI2*-S division at Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia. Sam Keats Photo.

CCI2*-S

1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Maryville Sir Henry (27.40)
2nd: Dana Cooke & FE Whole Lotta Rosie (28.40)
3rd: Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley (28.90)
4th: Jane Jennings & Kontessa (30.10)
5th: Leslie Law & Tout De Suite (30.50)

For full scores, click here. To view the event program, click here.

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