Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp piloted Cooley Moonshine (Cobra x Kilpatrick Duchess) to a silver medal in the 7-year-old division of the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships in Le Lion d'Angers, France. She and The Monster Partnership’s 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding scored 29.3 on their dressage test, then tallied 1.2 time penalties on cross-country. Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine clinched their silver-medal honors with a double clear jumping round to finish on a score of 30.5.
Halliday Sharp also competed aboard Flash Cooley (CSF MR Kroon x Castlefield Ruby) in the 7-year-old division of the Eventing World Breeding Championships. She and Chailey Stud Equestrian's 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding scored a 30.4 on the flat, put in a double clear cross-country round, and had two rails down in the final phase to complete the weekend in 13th place on a score of 38.4.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.