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.

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