Last year, Luke 140 won the Galway Downs International CCI4*-L (one out of the two CCI4*-L events in the country to run in 2020), he won the CCI3*-S at VHT International, and he won the Advanced division at the Horse Park of New Jersey. His impressive season earned him a total of 150 points to be named the 2020 Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year.
Luke 140 (Landos x Omega IV) is a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate and ridden by Boyd Martin.
Get to know more about the talented extrovert who enjoys having his face clipped, from Stephanie Simpson, his head groom and the barn manager at Boyd Martin Eventing.
About Luke 140
“Purina Nicker Makers, but basically anything edible.”
“Cross-country (most acceptable time to be wild).”
“[Luke is] definitely an extrovert. Luke is very sweet on the ground, but cheeky under saddle. He’s very polite and curious.”
“[Luke enjoys] rolling (usually after a bath), rubbing [his] braids out, having his face clipped, and turnout.”
Mark your calendars as Luke 140's achievements will be celebrated during the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony that will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. Click here for more information.
The USEA would like to thank Standlee Premium Western Forage for sponsoring the USEA Horse of the Year leaderboard.
Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.
The forecasted downpours held off until the last horse and rider crossed the finish flags during the CCI5*-L cross-country at the Maryland 5 Star today, confirming the event’s decision to move up the start. The majority of riders had sunny skies and a cool breeze as backdrop to tackle Ian Stark’s five-star course across the sprawling grounds at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Before cross-country there was much chatter about the testing terrain, but 11 pairs managed to make the time despite the hills. At the end of the day, the top three riders held onto their podium positions going into show jumping tomorrow with overnight leader Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class (Ramiro B x The Swallow) impressing all who watched at each and every question.
It's the day we have all been waiting for, cross-country day at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star! Both the CCI5*-L and CCI3*-L field will contest Ian Stark's terrain-filled track across the historic grounds at Fair Hill today and there is lots of chatter about how the questions, terrain, and time allowed might impact the current placings.
Chris Talley came into the Dutta Corp USEA YEH East Coast 5-year-old Championships knowing that the Corwin Sport Horse LLC’s owned 5-year-old Hanoverian mare Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) possessed a lot of quality, but to emerge victorious out of the 42 horse field was an absolute treat for the pair.