Jul 30, 2023

Sharon White and Claus 63 Secure Advanced Win at Millbrook Horse Trials

By Amber Heintzberger - Edited Press Release
Sharon White and Claus 63 on their way to victory in the Advanced division at the 2023 Millbrook Horse Trials. Photo copyright Amber Heintzberger and for use only with the attached press release.

Millbrook, N.Y. - July 30 - Overnight leader Sharon White and her 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Claus 63 (Catoo x Tina II) could afford one rail down in the show jumping phase, but they jumped around clear and in the time to secure the win in the Advanced division at the 2023 Millbrook Horse Trials on a score of 36.2. White also finished fourth in spite of one rail down riding the 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Shirsheen Ice (Candy Copper x Regal Sting xx) that she co-owns with Kathleen Neuhoff.

Will Faudree claimed both second place riding Mama’s Magic Way (Mighty Magic x Straightaway), a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Stables, and third place riding Pfun, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Tadmus x Celerina) also owned by Mosing.

White, based out of Last Frontier Farm in Summit Point, West Virginia, said, “Claus was just a rock star. I have to be careful that he’s not too lackadaisical at this point because it’s just so easy for him. This event is great because of all the people – he likes the stimulation of that – and he’s a super show jumper. He’s very competitive, and that was very fun. Shirsheen Ice is a very different ride, he was much more work but I thought he tried his little heart out. I’m just thrilled and I loved the course and I’m so appreciative of everyone who made this event happen.”

White’s next stop will be the USEA American Eventing Championships in Lexington, Kentucky where Claus will competed in the Adequan USEA Advanced Final and Shirsheen Ice will compete in the Intermediate. White was thrilled to have the part owner of Jaguar Duende (Jaguar Mail x Latina), who won her Preliminary division with three rails in hand, on-site this weekend. “Sandy Niles owns part of her, and it was really fun to have her here this weekend,” she said. “She’s a super supporter of the event and her daughter Abbey was also riding.”

She continued, “My good friend Beth Lendrum owns part of Shirsheen Ice; she’s instrumental at Rebecca Farm, and Kathleen Neuhoff also owns part of 'Wolfie,' and we’re all just so excited about his future. I also have a food friend at home, Anita Antenucci, who as far as I’m concerned owns part of all my horses because she really believes in me. I won the Advanced at Millbrook years ago riding The King’s Spirit, and it’s great to be back. It’s really fun to have won it again and it’s so satisfying.”

Faudree, of Southern Pines, North Carolina commented, “I thought the course was good, it had some challenging lines and you had to smart about it, and the time was tight. That is Pfun’s strongest phase, it’s nice to ride him first but it’s also a bit of a double-edged sword because he gives you such a feeling of confidence. I was also really happy with ‘Mason’. I rode him a little this morning because he was a little wild yesterday and we had cooler temperatures today, and I think that really benefitted him. He had a very good warm-up and had one rub in the warm-up; I had one quiet halt and reinback, and then he didn’t touch anything else. I’m not one to try to get them to have a rub in the warmup, but you love it when they do, especially a horse like him who’s so thoughtful and sensitive. He jumped a super round, I was really proud of him. It was a great weekend.”

The week’s hot and steamy temperatures finally cooled off after a dramatic storm yesterday evening, and the day was cool and slightly breezy. Faudree smiled, “I woke up this morning and stepped outside and thought, ‘Today is gonna be a good day, it’s 55 degrees!’. I feel like I’ve been here all summer, and today was finally fall.”

Faudree plans to run Mama’s Magic Way at the Burghley CCI5* in England next month, and Pfun will try his hand at Grand Prix show jumping in Tryon, NC in a couple of weeks. “I think it’s fun to get experience with things like that, and he loves it,” he said. “Mason will have a holiday after Burghley, and then we’ll keep plugging away at his dressage.”

Jun 18, 2024 Emerging Athletes U21

Small Circles, Big Impact: Bec Braitling Focuses on Flatwork on Day 1 of EA21 Central Clinic

Each of the twelve riders selected to participate in the 2024 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) Central Regional Clinic comes from different backgrounds. Some have begun their FEI careers, while others are gearing up for a Modified move up, some are on experienced schoolmasters, while others are on catch rides or greener horses. EA21 Coach Bec Braitling took that into account when brainstorming what the lesson plan for flatwork day at the Central Clinic might look like.

Jun 18, 2024 Young Event Horse

USEA Announces 2024 YEH Championships Venues, Judges, and Entry Process

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the return of The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse Championships to both the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill and Twin Rivers Ranch. Each venue has renewed their contracts for two-year terms with an option for a third automatic renewal as mutually agreed upon.

Jun 17, 2024 Eventing News

O'Neal and Clooney 14 Capture the Win at Inaugural Aspen Farms CCI4*-S

At the end of an exciting weekend at Aspen Farms Horse Trials, Karen O'Neal and Clooney 14, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Annika Asling, sealed the win in the inaugural CCI4*-S. They started the division in the lead with a dressage score of 35.0, but then dropped to second after show jumping on Saturday due to one rail.

Jun 17, 2024 Eventing News

Get Ready for the Maryland International and USEF Eventing Young Rider Championship

The countdown to the Maryland International & Horse Trials hosted at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, on July 5-7 has begun. With competition for all FEI divisions from CCI1* to CCI4*-S, as well as national levels Training through Advanced, local riders will be able to compete alongside the best of the best.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

Official Horse Boot of the USEA

Official Shockwave of the USEA

Official Horse Wear of the USEA