Apr 06, 2023

Fast Facts: 2023 Stable View Spring Horse Trials

By Lindsay Berreth - USEA Staff

The Stable View Spring Horse Trials runs this week from April 7-9 in Aiken, South Carolina. The event features a competitive CCI4*-S division filled with many riders who are getting their final prep runs in before the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the end of the month. A CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S are also running, as well as national classes from Training through Advanced.

The USEA will be on site to bring coverage of the CCI4*-S division.

The CCI4*-S Field

  • 32 pairs will contest the division with several pairs headed to Kentucky— Boyd Martin with Tsetserleg TSF and Contessa, Emily Hamel and Corvett, Liz Halliday-Sharp with Miks Master C and Deniro Z, Sydney Solomon and Early Review C, Jennie Saville with Stella Artois, Twilightslastgleam, and FE Lifestyle, Andrew McConnon and Ferrie’s Cello, Zoe Crawford and K.E.C. Zara, Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby, Allie Knowles and Morswood, Will Coleman and Off The Record, Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, and Phillip Dutton and Z.
  • While the United States makes up the overwhelming majority of competitors, Hayley Frielick and Dunedin Black Watch will represent New Zealand, and Clayton Fredericks will represent Australia riding Quiproquo. Dana Cooke will ride for Canada on FE Glamour.
  • Jennie Saville will be the busiest rider in the division with four horses—Stella Artois, Twilightslastgleam, FE Connory and FE Lifesstyle.
  • There are six first-time four-star horses—Tracey Bienemann and Redge The Ledge, Ariel Grald and Diara, Caroline Martin and HSH Double Sixteen and She’s The One, Christina Henriksen and JTH Zest, and Andrew McConnon and Wakita 54. Henriksen is the only first-time four-star rider.
  • Some pairs who could be vying for the top spot after dressage include Liz Halliday-Sharp with Miks Master C and Deniro Z, Will Coleman and Off The Record, Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF, and Doug Payne and Starr Witness.
  • Hayley Frielick’s Dunedin Black Watch, and Jennie Saville’s Twilightslastgleam are the two full Thoroughbreds in the division.
  • Twilightslastgleam, Early Review C, Camarillo, Miks Master C, Quantum Leap, and Tsetsetleg TSF are U.S.-bred.
  • There are nine pairs in the Advanced division, and of note there are two Kentucky-bound pairs—Will Faudree and Mama’s Magic Way and Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan.

The Facts

  • Gary Parsange (GBR) is the Technical Delegate for the three- and four-star, assisted by Rick Caldwell (USA)
  • The President of the Ground Jury for the four-star is Peter Gray (CAN). Bea di Grazia (USA) is a member of the Ground Jury for the four-star. Jo Young (CAN) is POG for the three-star alongside Sarah Miller Leary (USA), and Valerie Pride (USA) is POG for the two-star alongside Nancy Guyotte (USA).
  • The CCI4*-S cross-country will be designed by Captain Mark Phillips (GBR), The CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and all national levels will be designed by Mogie Bearden-Muller (USA).
  • There will be $65,000 of prize money on the line for all FEI levels.

The Competition Schedule

Friday April 7

8:00 a.m. - CCI4*-S Dressage

8:00 a.m. - CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, Intermediate, Advanced Dressage

1:00 p.m.- CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Advanced Show Jumping

Saturday April 8

8:00 a.m. - Preliminary, Modified, Training Dressage

9:10 a.m. - Intermediate, CCI2*-S, Modified, Preliminary, Training Show Jumping

9:30 a.m. - Intermediate, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Advanced, CCI2*-S Cross-Country

Sunday April 9

9:30 a.m. - Preliminary, Modified, Training Cross-Country.

Helpful Links

Prize List

Entry Status

Ride Times

Live Scores


Nov 27, 2023 Board of Governors

Meet the Nominees for the USEA Board of Governors

Each year every member of the USEA receives a nomination ballot to submit nominees to the Board of Governors and during the Annual Meeting of Members, all members are invited to vote for those individuals nominated to serve. All members receive a proxy to vote for their chosen representatives for those unable to attend the Annual Meeting of Members. The only restriction for Board membership is that they must be USEA members. There are 10 positions representing each Area of the country and 11 at-large positions with no other restrictions.

Nov 26, 2023 Safety

Rule Refresher: Frangible Essentials for Riders and Jump Judges

Effective Dec. 1, 2023, USEF rule EV145.8 will require, whenever possible, new cross-country obstacles (for which frangible devices are appropriate) to be constructed with FEI approved frangible technology for the Training level and above (previously it was Modified and above).

Nov 25, 2023 Classic Series

Poulos and Flaherty are Grateful for Opportunity to Compete in the USEA Classic Series at Ram Tap

The Ram Tap Horse Park Horse Trials hosted the final USEA Classic Series Event of the year this past weekend in Fresno, California. The event offered three traditional long-format divisions at the Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels. Meet the final USEA Classic Series champions of 2024 below.

Nov 24, 2023 Appreciation

The Perfect Way to Conclude a Childhood Dream: Joan Harper is the Newest USEA Century Ride Award Recipient

Joan Harper didn’t get her chance to shine in the saddle until she was in her 50s. A lifelong horse lover, Harper trail rode and played around at a few 4-H horse shows in her younger years, but after her daughter was introduced to Pony Club, Harper started soaking up everything she could about the sport, eventually becoming a prominent face in the North Carolina eventing community as a top-tier volunteer and course decorator.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA