Day one of the USEF/USEA Stable View Spring FEI CCI-S 1*/2*/3*/4* and Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge has concluded. The CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S competitors completed the dressage portion of the competition, with the four-star and three-star divisions running in the outdoor arena in front of the pavilion and the two-star division running in the Hunter Ring. The one-star riders will begin their dressage tomorrow morning and go on to show jumping in the afternoon.
The CCI4*-S is currently being led by Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, Phoebe and Michael Manders and Jacqueline Mars’ 16-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) on a 21.7. The pair are fresh off a win in the CCI4*-S at Red Hills International Horse Trials earlier this month.
There is currently a tie for second on a 25.0 between Buck Davidson and Carlevo (Eurocommerce Caresino x Ramatuelle), 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Carlevo LLC, and Tamra Smith and Ruth Bley's 16-year-old Hanoverian mare En Vogue (Earl x Laurena).
Just a bit behind on a 25.6 is Phillip Dutton and Z, 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Asca x Bellabouche) owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Anne Jones, and Caroline Moran.
In the CCI3*-S the current leaders, Amy Ruth Borun and her own Vitalis, sit on a 28.5. Vitalis is a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding (Vitalis x Barcelona). Second place belongs to the 2020 Bates USEA Mare of the Year, Lady Chatterley, ridden by Leslie Law and owned by Lesley Grant-Law and Stephen Brown. The 10-year-old Holsteiner mare (Connor x Juicy) scored a 29.4. In third place is Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and her own Cooley HHS Calmaria, the 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare (Cyrano 145 x Chester Lass).
The CCI2*-S dressage is still underway, but the current leader is Alyssa Phillips and her own Cornelius Bo, a 7-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Concours Complet x Charlotte) on a 27.5. The pair are looking to maintain their winning streak – which currently sits on eight events in a row.
Stable View is hosting the first Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge of the year. Competitors in the challenge may compete in the CCI*-S, CCI2*-S, or CCI3*-S.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.