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)
Following the popularity of Rules Open Forum held virtually during the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December, the USEA Competitions, Calendar, and Rules Committee decided to host another Rules Webinar to share information about the extraordinary rule changes going into effect on April 1, 2021 and the rule change proposals being put forward to the USEF by March 1, 2021 for approval for the 2022 competition season.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Chris Ryan’s initial assessment of this 3-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding is that he’s a “good quality sort. Brown is a great color – a strong color in ‘nature.’ One of the first questions I ask myself when evaluating a horse is if he has refinement. We know the breed type here is Thoroughbred but I still ask the question."
The USEA Event Companion App was launched in late 2016 for iOS and Android devices to provide USEA members with easy, at-your-fingertips access to the USEA calendar of events, dressage tests, rules, news, and more. The app, now in its fifth year, has rolled out a new feature for users - push notifications are here!