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.
The CCI4*-S division is a qualifier for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final that will take place at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds in August.
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)
Chants of “War Eagle” were heard from end to end of the White Oak cross-country course as the overnight leaders and defending champions from Auburn University tore between the red and white flags Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard of the 2023 Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
The last three years have been a time of great change throughout the country for homes, businesses and industries. Rising costs of living, shrinking of assistance and changes in demographics have affected so much of our world, and that includes the equine industry. However, not all of the changes are easy to identify. This is why the American Horse Council (AHC), together with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, has kicked off what could be one of the biggest studies in more than 50 years with the 2023 National Economic Impact Study (EIS) for the equine industry.
Twenty-three teams from 13 colleges and universities have traveled far and wide for the seventh annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
If you have been involved at a higher level with the USEA, you probably recognize the names of the two ladies that spearhead all of the efforts of the USEA’s Programs, Partnerships, and Marketing department: Kate Lokey, Director of Programs and Marketing, and Kaleigh Collett, Marketing Coordinator, but a new member of this team has also joined the USEA staff in Heather Johnson, Programs and Inventory Assistant. If you have considered advertising with the USEA or are involved in the USEA’s Young Event Horse, Emerging Athletes U21, New Event Horse, Adult Riders, Young Riders, Classic Series, or Grooms programs, you probably have or most likely will interact with one of these staff members.