Frankie Thieriot Stutes and The Chatwin Group’s Chatwin (Contendro I x Oktav), a 10-year-old German Warmblood gelding, took home The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship title in the Fair Hill International CCI3* in mid-October on their dressage score of 27.3. On the show, Thieriot Stutes talks about what it took to travel across the country to compete at Fair Hill, what Chatwin is like in the barn, and hints at their plans for the 2019 season.
Katherine Coleman is originally from New Orleans but has been living and riding abroad in England for the last seven years. This is the second year that Coleman has wintered in Florida, and she kicked off the winter season by winning the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event’s inaugural CCI3* division earlier this month aboard Monte Classico (Monte Bellini x W-Sally), her own 9-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, on a final score of 39.5. Coleman discusses how her partnership with “Monte” has progressed during their three years together, her plans for the winter season with Monte and the rest of her string, and what she's looking towards for 2019.
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.
On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes.
It was a big ask for the 4- and 5-year-old horses competing in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships today as the famous row of Fair Hill flags were whipping in the wind and there was action in every corner of the main arena in Elkton, Md. With entry numbers in the 4-year-old division nearly doubled this year it was a fight against daylight to fit everyone in for the dressage and conformation phases.