Sep 25, 2020

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night Take Control of the Stable View Oktoberfest CCI4*-S

By Stable View - Edited Press Release
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp leads the CCI4*-S after show jumping with her 24.50 dressage score. Fernhill By Night is a 2003 17 hand Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Deborah Halliday. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.

The show jumping course was designed by Chris Barnard. When asked how he felt about his courses, he remarked that the CCI4*-S "walked as tough as it rode." With only 14 clear rounds in the CCI4*-S, there were many changes to the leaderboard after dressage. Barnard designed his courses to be "fair for the level - the good ones have questions to answer, and the greener ones at each level are still quite comfortable to jump around. It's such a beautiful ring, and it's easy to design a nice, flowy course. It's good footing and the horses jump well off of it."

The outdoor arena drained nicely for CCI2*-S competition to resume. The cross-country footing is in excellent shape after the rain for the final phase of the FEI competition tomorrow.

The leaderboards going into the final phase tomorrow are as follows:

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, a 9-year-old Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar gelding, sit in third place going into cross-country tomorrow. Payne has three horses all within the top 20 of the CCI4*-S. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

CCI4*-S

1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill By Night (24.50)
2nd: Matthew Flynn & Wizzerd (25.90)
3rd: Doug Payne & Quantum Leap (26.80)
4th: Will Faudree & Caeleste (27.40)
T-5th: Doug Payne & Vandiver (28.30)
T-5th: Clayton Frederick & FE Always In Time (28.30)

Alexander O'Neal and his wife Elinor operate O'Neal Equestrian out of Reddick, Florida. He holds the lead in the CCI3*-S by just 0.4 points over Boyd Martin. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

CCI3*-S

1st: Alexander O'Neal & Miss MoneyPenny V (29.00)
2nd: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (29.40)
3rd: Boyd Martin & Penhill Celtic (29.60)
4th: Hallie Coon & Cooley SOS (30.40)
T-5th: Sydney Elliott & Commando D'Osthuy (31.00)
T-5th: Kurt Martin & D.A. Lifetime (31.00)

Liz Halliday-Sharp also leads the CCI2*-S aboard Maryville Sir Henry. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

CCI2*-S

1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Maryville Sir Henry (27.40)
2nd: Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley (28.90)
3rd: Leslie Law & Tout De Suite (30.50)
4th: Kimberly Steinbuch & Classiro (32.30)
5th: Dana Cooke & FE Whole Lotta Rosie (32.40)

A small, masked group of competitors gathered to watch Boyd Martin and Fernhill Prezley, a 2010 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Nancy Hathaway of Millbrook, New York. Photo courtesy of Stable View.

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