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)
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the addition of two new 2021 dates for the Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge (YTC):
"Too plain" is not a description that fits today's wire-to-wire winner of the Twin Rivers Spring International's inaugural CCI4*-L. But that's what Amber Levine heard five years ago after importing the now 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) as a sales prospect. So, she kept him. His long-delayed debut at the CCI4*-L level proved the wisdom of that decision.
This year’s pre-Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event USEA Official Podcast isn’t a traditional preview show, but rather Host Nicole Brown and the team of Max Corcoran, Rob Burk, and Diarm Byrne are discussing their favorite Kentucky memories as everyone gets giddy for the 2021 event!
At the second-to-last of 40 efforts, "I thought, 'This is actually happening,'" said Amber Levine of a faultless finish with Cellar Farm's Cinzano today to stay on their 31.5 lead going into show jumping tomorrow morning in the Twin Rivers Spring International CCI4*-L. The Jeffs Hot Tub Waves complex at 19 a/b was the awkward exception to a Hugh Lochore-designed course that otherwise "rode great" for the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) in his long-delayed debut at the level. An entirely new portion of the course around the racetrack featured a series of bright-white painted obstacles, but nothing distracted Cinzano's "tunnel vision for those flags." Levine expects a similar game attitude tomorrow and has a rail to spare.