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)
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.
Following the popularity of Rules Open Forum held virtually during the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December, the USEA Competitions, Calendar, and Rules Committee decided to host another Rules Webinar to share information about the extraordinary rule changes going into effect on April 1, 2021 and the rule change proposals being put forward to the USEF by March 1, 2021 for approval for the 2022 competition season.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Chris Ryan’s initial assessment of this 3-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding is that he’s a “good quality sort. Brown is a great color – a strong color in ‘nature.’ One of the first questions I ask myself when evaluating a horse is if he has refinement. We know the breed type here is Thoroughbred but I still ask the question."
The USEA Event Companion App was launched in late 2016 for iOS and Android devices to provide USEA members with easy, at-your-fingertips access to the USEA calendar of events, dressage tests, rules, news, and more. The app, now in its fifth year, has rolled out a new feature for users - push notifications are here!