The inaugural Stable View Spring FEI CCI-S 1*/2*/3*/4* and Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge Horse Trials in Aiken, S.C. ended with all four divisions running cross-country over courses designed by Mogie Bearden-Muller and Captain Mark Phillips. However, cross-country didn't cause any problems for the overnight leaders, and all four who were at the top of the leaderboard after show jumping stayed that way following cross-country.
Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, Phoebe and Michael Manders and Jacqueline Mars’ 16-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) added 6.8 time penalties to their overnight score, but had enough in hand to win their second CCI4*-S in a row.
Phillip Dutton and Z added 3.2 time penalties to stay in second and put the pressure on Little as they ended just 0.3 off the lead. The 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Asca x Bellabouche) is owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Anne Jones, and Caroline Moran.
Cassie Segal, Natalie Sandler, and Lisa Darden's 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Cassini II x Ulla II) Erroll Gobey ended up in third place with Buck Davidson after adding just 5.2 time.
No CCI4*-S pairs made time although Sydney Solomon and Laurie Cameron's 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, Early Review C (Earl x Lois Lane) came close crossing the finish line just a second over to move up from 33rd to 10th.
Time proved a bit easier in the CCI3*-S with 10 pairs managing to make it including the winners Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley, Lesley Grant-Law and Stephen Brown's 10-year-old Holsteiner mare (Connor x Juicy). They kept a clean scorecard all weekend to end on their dressage score of 29.4.
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and her own Cooley HHS Calmaria, the 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare (Cyrano 145 x Chester Lass) added just 1.6 penalties but held onto second place.
Isabelle Bosley and Julia Luce's Night Quality, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (OBOS Quality 004 x Night Fly) jumped from sixth to third with a double clear round. Bosley was also riding on the USEA Area II team in the Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge and was the winner of the CCI3*-S Challenge.
Alyssa Phillips had a winning weekend and clinched both the CCI2*-S and CCI1*-S. Phillips and her own Cornelius Bo, a 7-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Concours Complet x Charlotte) bested 62 other pairs to win the CCI2*-S. With this result, the pair have now won an impressive nine events in a row.
Phillips won the CC1*-S with her own 7-year-old Mecklenburg gelding, FE Celestino (CE-Matin x Antigone), who was the 2019 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 5-year-old Champion. The pair dropped two rails in show jumping, but a double clear cross-country kept them atop the leaderboard.
Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge
Stable View was the host of the first-ever Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge, which was introduced this year as a replacement for the North American Youth Championships.
1st: Area I (96.4)
2nd: Area III & IV (134.3)
3rd: Area V & II (144.5)
1st: Area II (148.5)
2nd: Area IV (1,109.3)
3rd: Scramble Team (1,110.2)
4th: Area VI & VIII (1,120.7)
1st: Crockett Miller & Mr. Panda (32.6)
1st: Ayden Schain & Fernhill Hole Shot (30.9)
2nd: Jack Curtis & Luska Candy Clover (31.00)
3rd: Libby Scruton & One and Only (34.5)
4th: Katarina Midgley & Ditch (35.3)
5th: Vienna Allport & DHI Zatopek B (35.6)
6th: Rebecca Roth & Chapter Two (42.7)
7th: Elizabeth Gill & Opportunity Knoxx (41.0)
8th: Mikayla Culter & Reverie (50.1)
1st: Isabelle Bosley & Night Quality (32.9)
2nd: Alexandra Baugh & Mr. Candyman (42.00)
3rd: Meg Pellegrini & RF Eloquence (45.3)
4th: Caitlyn Rudd & Up To You de Lorage (49.2)
5th: Vanessa Stolzfus & Teddy Sarco (54.2)
6th: Kit Ferguson & Fernhill Allure (54.9)
7th: Kit Ferguson & Cillbhrid Tom (56.00)
8th: Kristine Burgess & Twoggeron (60.1)
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.
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