The national levels took the spotlight for the final day of competition at Oktoberfest. The Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training divisions completed their show jumping over Chris Barnard's course in the Outdoor Arena, and competition concluded with Preliminary, Intermediate, Beginner Novice, and Training cross-country.
Each level received $1,000 in reallocated prize money from the canceled CCI*-S. Thus, 29 national riders received a portion of the prize money. Dr. Cynthia Browne sponsored bonus awards for the Thoroughbred closest to optimum time in the Novice and Beginner Novice divisions. Amy Cobb and Swift Journey won the $250 cash bonus for the Novice, and Madison King and Happy Hour won for the Beginner Novice level.
Myron Langer, one of Stable View's loyal volunteers, donated the Amanda Bader Memorial award to the lowest dressage score of the whole event. This award was given in memory of Bader, who passed in 2007 as a result of a cross-country injury. Jenny Caras won this $300 award aboard Trendy Fernhill with a 21.40 dressage score.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Open Intermediate: Kristin Schmolze & Foxdale's Celtic Charm (30.10)
Open Preliminary A: Doug Payne & Baron (28.50)
Open Preliminary B: Arden Wildasin & Tokyo Drift (29.60)
Preliminary Rider: Olivia Hahn & Fernhill Chaos (30.40)
Open Training A: Lindsey Lanier & Anchorman (28.20)
Open Training B: Jenny Caras & Sommersby (21.60)
Training Rider A: Megan Northrop & Harrison (28.20)
Training Rider B: Eric Sampson & Pancho Villa (27.50)
Novice Rider: Lisa Edinger & Quinto Quest (29.10)
Open Novice A: Diego Farje & Wise Channon (24.10)
Open Novice B: Mary Bess Davis & A Touch of Natal (30.20)
Beginner Novice Rider: Deirdre Vaillancourt & Eluca (28.50)
Open Beginner Novice: Susan Thomas & FGF Cantankerous Woman (27.50)
For full scores, click here. To read more coverage from the Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials, click here.
Many thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, staff, and officials who make events of this caliber possible. We'd also like to thank our competitors who adhered to the COVID-19 guidelines for the duration of their time at Stable View.
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.