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)
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.
Have you ever wondered why professional riders love bringing their horses through the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program? USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown chats with two of this year's YEH Champions, Caroline Pamukcu who won the USEA YEH 4-year-old East Coast Championship aboard HSH Afterglow, and Andrea Baxter who won the USEA YEH 5-year-old Championship with Camelot PJ, to discuss this year's Championships and all of the great things that the program has to offer.