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:
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)
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)
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)
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.
Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.
Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.
Julie Murray has loved horses since she could breathe, so when her daughters showed an interest in Pony Club and then eventing, she was thrilled to go along for the ride.
Murray started volunteering at the Fallbrook Pony Club near her home in Fallbrook, California, serving as an intermediate district commissioner.