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.
The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) is less than one month away! The AEC will take place August 31 – September 5 at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park and will also include the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. Teaming up with Adequan, the USEA will also host the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, which will conclude September 3 under the lights that Friday evening.
Five Rings Eventing, LLC is pleased to announce a partnership with Piedmont Equine to provide prize money for U25 riders in this year’s event.
Eventing has its first female Olympic champion after Julia Krajewski won individual gold for Germany at Tokyo 2020.
The 32-year-old, for so long in the shadow of her title-winning team-mates Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke, punched in two perfect rounds of showjumping, adding just 0.4 of a time-fault in both the cross-country and the second round of jumping to her dressage score of 25.2.
The British team has won Olympic eventing gold for the first time since 1972. They topped the dressage, increased their lead considerably after cross-country, and, despite both individual leader Oliver Townend and third-placed Laura Collett both having a show jump rail down, they finished 13.9 penalties ahead of the Australians, who took silver.