Foxwood High made history at the 2019 Red Hills International as the only horse to ever make time twice on cross-country in the CCI4*-S division (previously CIC3*). The first time was in 2013 where he finished fifth in the CIC3* and then again in 2019 where he secured the win, which also makes him the first winner of the new CCI4*-S level. Ridden by Selena O’Hanlon and owned by John and Judy Rumble, Foxwood High is a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Rio Bronco W x Evita 2) and USEA’s Horse of the Month.
O’Hanlon and Foxwood High have completed some of the toughest tracks in the world including Badminton, Kentucky, and have represented Canada at two World Equestrian Games, two FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow International, and the Pan American Games. O’Hanlon and Foxwood High have won at Red Hills twice - first in the Advanced division in 2017 as well as the 2019 CCI4*-S. They were winners of the 2017 CCI3* Fair Hill International and the 2018 CIC3* at Bromont International. This year he has won both of his outings: Red Hills and Rocking Horse Advanced Horse Trials.
Foxwood High’s owners, John and Judy Rumble, have owned the horse since he was a 5-year-old. Experienced in eventing, John Rumble represented Canada in the 1952 Olympics Three-Day Eventing and then went on to help earn Canada a team bronze medal at the 1956 Stockholm Olympics.
O’Hanlon explains his intense dislike towards cows, his favorite treats, and describes him as a “gentle giant.”
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About the USEA Horse of the Month
New in 2019, the USEA is recognizing an event horse each month on the USEA website and social media. The USEA Horse of the Month is determined based on statistics and event results and announced at the beginning of every month. The April Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance of the historic win at Red Hills International CCI4*-S. Foxwood High and Selena O’Hanlon won the CCI4*-S, earning him the title of USEA Horse of the Month in April 2019!
In the early 2000s I took a group of students to watch the USEF Medal Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. In this particular year, judges George Morris and Kip Rosenthal also designed the course, which seemed deceptively simple on paper but proved to be quite challenging throughout the competition.
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has awarded the 2020 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant to Mia Farley, a current member of the United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program.
Have you ever wanted to look through the judge’s eyes and see what they see during the conformation portion of a USEA Young or Future Event Horse competition? Now is your chance! Using only a photo and information on age and breed, legendary horseman and prior FEH/YEH Championship judge Chris Ryan is sharing his insights into young horse conformation in our Conformation Critique article series.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted last night to mirror the dates decided by US Equestrian (USEF) for suspending recognizing competitions and educational activities. The USEA will extend its suspension of recognizing events under its direct jurisdiction through May 3, 2020. The suspension extends also to USEA recognized educational activities, Young Event Horse, Future Event Horse, and New Event Horse competitions.