Oct 08, 2020

Fast Facts: 2020 Woodside International

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff

This is the 10th year that the Horse Park at Woodside will host FEI divisions as a part of their fall event, the Woodside International Horse Trials. Alongside the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions, Woodside is also offering Introductory through Advanced horse trials this weekend in Woodside, California. Learn about the history of the Woodside Horse Trials in the Events A-Z article.

The Field

  • There are 416 total entrants in the Woodside International Horse Trials this year, including 17 in the CCI2*-S, 13 in the CCI3*-S, and 15 in the CCI4*-S. Training is the busiest level of the weekend with 115 competitors.
  • The CCI4-S* is showing the highest number of starters in its history. Fifteen is the highest number of starters the CCI4*-S division has seen in the nine years it has been offered - the division had 15 staters in 2013 and 2011.
  • Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 (Cromwell x Tens of Thousands), her 15-year-old Thoroughbred mare, have previously competed in the CCI4*-S division at Woodside three times - in 2014, 2015, and 2016. They also competed in the Advanced division in 2012.
  • Last year's winners of the CCI4*-S (and winners of the CIC2* (now CCI3*-S) in 2017) Helen Bouscaren and her own Ebay (Escudo x Komtessa), an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding, are back again this year to see if they can become the first two-time winners of this division. They haven't placed outside of the top three all year.
  • The only other return competitors from the CCI4*-S last year are Amber Levine and Cinzano (Classe VDL x Walta), the Cellar Farm Corp.'s 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding. They were fourth last year and most recently were second in the Advanced division at Copper Meadows.
  • Bouscaren's husband, James Alliston, will be piloting her 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Paper Jam (Paparazzo x Reely Hamin) around his first CCI4*-S run this weekend.
  • Hilary Burkemper and Undercover (L'Arc de Triomphe x Gloria de Santale), her 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding, are the only other newcomers to the four-star level this weekend besides Paper Jam. Burkemper has been producing this horse since 2014, starting at the Novice level.
  • Lauren Billys and her own and the Purdy Syndicate's Castle Larchfield Purdy (Karistos x Hallo Purdy), an 18-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, are also return winners of the CCI4*-S, having won the division in 2015.
  • Three horses that competed in the CCI3*-S in 2019 have moved up to the CCI4*-S level this year. Passepartout (Pasco x Preschel), an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, was the winner in the CCI3*-S last year with owner Kaylawna Smith-Cook in the tack - this year her mother, Tamra Smith, has the ride while Smith-Cook is out on maternity leave. Second-place finishers in 2019 Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve (Tinaranas Inspector x Laharns Laughton), a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, are back this year in the CCI4*-S after a successful season at the Advanced level. Charlotte Babbitt and 2 A.M. (Sheraton x Regina K), her 8-year-old KWPN gelding), who finished fourth in the CCI3*-S last year, are fresh off their first CCI4*-S completion last month at Copper Meadows.
  • Like Babbitt and 2 A.M., Sophie Click and Quidproquo (Quidado x Waleila), her and Amy Click's 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding, recently completed their first CCI4*-S, placing 10th at Twin Rivers.
  • It's been over a year since Derek di Grazia and Ringwood Justice (Ringwood Harley Carol x Ringwood Venus), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, have been out at the CCI4*-S level - they finished sixth in the CCI4*-S at Rebecca Farm last summer, their first completion at the level.
  • Jakobi (Ustinov x Expression), Emilee and Linda Libby's 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, hasn't finished outside of the top 10 at any competition for the last two years. He was fifth in the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers last month - can they improve on that performance at Woodside?
  • Smith makes up just slightly more than 25 percent of the division her own with four rides. In addition to Passepartout, she is also bringing forward Fleeceworks Royal (Riverman x Marisol), Judith McSwain's 11-year-old Holsteiner mare; En Vogue (Earl x Laurena), Ruth Bley's 15-year-old Hanoverian mare; and Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik), Ruth Bley's 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Until last month when she was sixth in the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers, Fleeceworks Royal hadn't been out at this level since she placed ninth at Boekelo in 2018. En Vogue has picked up four top-three finishes in the year that she has been competing at the Advanced/four-star level. Danito has also been competing at the Advanced/four-star level for the last year, and has picked up three top-three finishes, including second place in the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers last month.
  • Smith is tied for busiest rider of the weekend with Levine - each has nine entries at Woodside this weekend.
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The Facts

  • Mary Duenow (USA) is the Technical Delegate for the Woodside International Horse Trials, assisted by Wendy Wergeles (USA).
  • Marilyn Payne (USA) is the president of the ground jury for the CCI-S divisions and the Advanced and Intermediate horse trials, assisted by Peter Gray (CAN). Vicky Stashuk-Matisi (USA) is the president of the ground jury for Preliminary and below. The other dressage judges for the event are Heidi Gaian (USA), Creeky Routson (USA), Joan Williams (USA), and Anne Howard (USA).
  • Cross-country courses are designed by Ian Stark (GBR) and Bert Wood (USA).
  • Chris Barnard (USA) will design the show jumping courses for all levels.
  • Like all events currently taking place, Woodside will be operating using the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan guidelines and procedures - no spectators will be allowed at the event and masks are required while on the competition grounds.

The Competition Schedule

Thursday, October 8

  • 9:00 a.m. - CCI-S In-Barn Exams
  • 4:00 p.m. - Dressage (CCI4*-S)

Friday, October 9

  • 7:30 a.m. - Dressage (CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, All National Levels)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Show Jumping (CCI4-S, Advanced)
  • 3:35 p.m. - Show Jumping (CCI3*-S, Intermediate)
  • 4:50 p.m. - Show Jumping (CCI2*-S)

Saturday, October 10

  • 8:00 a.m. - Show Jumping (Novice)
  • 8:15 a.m. - Cross-Country (CCI3*-S, Intermediate)
  • 10:20 a.m. - Cross-Country (CCI4*-S, Advanced)
  • 12:10 p.m. - Show Jumping (Beginner Novice)
  • 12:20 p.m. - Cross-Country (CCI2*-S, Preliminary)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Cross-Country (Training)
  • 3:20 p.m. - Show Jumping (Intro)

Sunday, October 11

  • 8:00 a.m. - Cross-Country (Novice)
  • 8:30 a.m. - Show Jumping (Preliminary)
  • 9:55 a.m. - Show Jumping (Training)
  • 11:40 a.m. - Cross-Country (Beginner Novice)
  • 2:35 p.m. - Cross-Country (Intro)

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