The Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials (September 14-15) in Hanoverton, Ohio will be accepting post entries through September 3, 2019. Any entries made after closing date (August 27) must be made and paid for via Xentry and will be assessed a $25 late fee. On-grounds stalls are still available.
Due to lack of entries, the USEA Young Event Horse and New Event Horse classes have been canceled. The USEA Future Event Horse classes (yearlings to 4-year-olds) will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Remember if you are using this as a qualifier for the FEH Championships, you must enter the Championships which closes before this competition. If you do not receive a qualifying score you will receive a full refund for the Championships.
Show Jumping schooling rounds begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Online sign-up is available on the SGF website.
All horse trials divisions (Starter through Preliminary) will take place on Sunday, September 15.
For more information go to www.stonegatefarm.org
The forecasted downpours held off until the last horse and rider crossed the finish flags during the CCI5*-L cross-country at the Maryland 5 Star today, confirming the event’s decision to move up the start. The majority of riders had sunny skies and a cool breeze as backdrop to tackle Ian Stark’s five-star course across the sprawling grounds at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Before cross-country there was much chatter about the testing terrain, but 11 pairs managed to make the time despite the hills. At the end of the day, the top three riders held onto their podium positions going into show jumping tomorrow with overnight leader Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class (Ramiro B x The Swallow) impressing all who watched at each and every question.
It's the day we have all been waiting for, cross-country day at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star! Both the CCI5*-L and CCI3*-L field will contest Ian Stark's terrain-filled track across the historic grounds at Fair Hill today and there is lots of chatter about how the questions, terrain, and time allowed might impact the current placings.
Chris Talley came into the Dutta Corp USEA YEH East Coast 5-year-old Championships knowing that the Corwin Sport Horse LLC’s owned 5-year-old Hanoverian mare Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) possessed a lot of quality, but to emerge victorious out of the 42 horse field was an absolute treat for the pair.
No one could catch Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class in the dressage arena today despite the remaining 23 pairs' best effort. Angela Hislop’s 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Ramiro B x The Swallow) will stand at the top of the leaderboard on a 21.1 heading into the Maryland 5 Star cross-country – the day which is on everyone’s mind.