Apr 02, 2019

USEA Horse of the Month: Foxwood High

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

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.”

About Foxwood High:

  • Barn Name: Woody Woodstar.
  • Favorite treat: Mints (particularly scotch mints).
  • Favorite phase in eventing: Cross-country.
  • Personality type: A gentle giant who loves carrots and attention at his stall especially from his owners, John and Judy Rumble. A bit of a prima donna, but loves to work and go to shows.
  • Likes and dislikes: He dislikes cows intensely, loves Anne Marie, his caregiver. He enjoys his gallops and being the center of attention.
  • Fun fact: He was one of the first embryo transfer foals from Ontario, Canada by Mr. Epstein.
Foxwood High and O’Hanlon winning the 2019 Red Hills CCI4*-S. RedBayStock.com Photo.

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!

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