October 21, 2013

Byyny & Blyskal-Sacksen Win 3* and 2* Eventing National Championships, MacPhail and O'Neal Come Away with USEF National 1* Eventing Championship Titles 

Jan Byyny and Inmidair (Shannon Brinkman)
Elkton, Md.- The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday with two and three star competitors navigating Sally Ike's scopey show jumping tracks. At the end of The Dutta Corp/USEF Three-Star Eventing National Championship, Jan Byyny and Inmidair proved to be deserving and popular winners as they claimed their first National Title. While in the morning session Allie Blyskal-Sacksen and Sparrow's Nio held their nerve to rise one place and claim the USEF National Two Star Championship...read more> 

Lexington, Ky. - National titles were awarded to riders on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park upon the completion of the USEF National One-Star Eventing Championships. Held October 17-19 in conjunction with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event & Team Challenge, 42 horse-and-rider combinations tackled the CCI1* in hopes of being crowned champion...read more>
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Sand Hills Stampede Endurance Race Results

Watch Saddlebreds & Hackney Ponies at the Mid-America Mane Event Thursday - Sunday 

Tuesday October 22nd - Sunday October 27th
Thursday October 24th - Sunday October 27th
check www.usefnetwork.com during the week for further information and for broadcast times. 
PennNationalIreland's Conor Swail Wins Grand Prix De Penn National
Conor Swail and Game Ready (AlCookPhoto.com)
Harrisburg, Pa. - It was a thrilling finale on the last night of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show as many of the world's top riders competed in the $85,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix De Penn National. You could hear the crowd collectively hold its breath as each horse sped around the course, but it was Irish rider Conor Swail and Game Ready who pulled out all the stops to clinch the win.

Twenty-four competitors attempted course designer Alan Wade's big track, set at 1.60 meters with 13 obstacles and a time allowed of 78 seconds. There seemed to be various jumps where riders had issues, but the combinations seemed to be the most influential. Only three riders made it to the jump off round, and it was Swail who set the pace with a clear round in 35.20 seconds...read more>
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Watch every class from #PANational2013 on demand at www.usefnetwork.com

Mr. Bojangles and Mr. Davidson, Sr. Win the 2013 YEH East Coast Championships 
from USEA
Mr. Bojangles and Bruce Davidson, Sr. winners of the USEA YEH East Coast 5 Yr Old Championships (Connell-Spriggs)
Fair Hill, Md. - It was a beautiful crisp fall day at the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships at the Fair Hill International Festival in the Country, but perhaps the day was most beautiful for Mr. Bojangles and his rider Bruce Davidson, Sr. The Davidson homebred Thoroughbred owned by Buck Davidson and Carl Segal showed ample future potential throughout the competition.


Mr. Bojangles and Davidson found themselves in the lead after a lovely Dressage test and a solid showing in the Conformation phase of the YEH Five-Year-Old Championships. While Friday's 43.35 jumping score was not the highest of the day, it was more than enough to solidify his cumulative point total to win on a final score of 82.53.  In the words of judge Susan Graham White, "[Mr. Bojangles] had a lovely Dressage ride, forward, fresh, which showed off his gaits", while his jumping exhibited his "quickness from behind, and scope." The highest jumping score of the five-year-olds, a 43.95, came from the 2012 USEA YEH East Coast Four-Year-Old Champion Esccord RGS (a.k.a. Garth). Garth is a Hanoverian bred by Page Brook Farms by Escudo I out of the dam EM Arabella RGS, and ridden and owned by Katie Murphy. Their superb jumping performance enabled Garth and Katie to finish the competition as the reserve champions in the division...read more> 

EnduranceSand Hills Stampede Results
Cheraw S.C.- Here are some quick results from Saturday's Sand Hills Stampede endurance ride in Cheraw, S.C.

Jeremy Olson won the CEI** 120km on Noslo's Mosozoic in a ride time of 7:59:32 and Emily Harrison on Shakoal won the CEIYJ** in a ride time of 9:06:10. 

Kenlyn Irishman, ridden by second place CEI** rider Barbara Hershberger, received the FEI Best Condition award. 

Of the 4 riders in the CEI* 88km, Ellen Olson on Noslo's Ready to Run won in a ride time of 7:22:02.

Of the 4 riders in the CEIYJ*, Hannah Crenshaw on Desert Beylic won in a ride time of 7:01:00 and also received the FEI Best Condition.
Masterful Double by Frenchman Carlile at Mondial du Lion
from FEI
Double-champion, Thomas Carlile (FEI/Arie de Vroet)
French rider, Thomas Carlile, made history yesterday when clinching both the 6 and 7-Year-Old titles at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses on home turf at Mondial du Lion.  This important annual fixture, which brings together many of the most talented and promising young horses in the sport, was abandoned 12 months ago due to severe flooding.  But that only served to ensure even greater enthusiasm this time around as horses, riders, breeders, owners and many spectators gathered once again at l'Isle Briand, Le Lion d'Angers for a spectacular four days of competition from 17 to 20 October...read more>



Western Dressage: Charting Progress 
By Deb Herbert & Karen Abbattista for WDAA
Karen: The art of charting progress

Dressage is not a sport of immediate gratification, far from it. Improvement is not measured in seconds, but over years. When progress comes at a snail's pace, we can sometimes lose track of how far we've come. When we are focused so determinedly on where we are going, we forget all of the places we've been. I've had many a late night text from students in the midst of a crisis of confidence.  Are they really making progress?  Are they really making improvement?  It's easy to feel stuck and get frustrated when change doesn't happen overnight...read more> 

Saddlebreds & Hackney Ponies 

Competing at Mid-America Mane Event Show Thursday - Sunday 


Exciting Five-Gaited American Saddlebred action at last year's Mane Event Horse Show (Shiflet)
Springifeld, Ill. - If you're curious about high-stepping American Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies, watch them compete on the free live webcast of the Mid-America Mane Event Show this Thursday through Sunday on the USEF Network.

You'll see top horses and riders compete in five gaited, three gaited and harness performance and pleasure classes. Mane Event also hosts three national finals competitions - the National Horse Show's prestigious "Good Hands" (originally held at the Garden in New York) and the Pleasure Equitation Olympics for saddle seat riders, plus the American Hackney Horse Association Youth Medallion Finals.

To watch the show, go to the USEF Network coverage page. You'll find a schedule of classes  and individual class entries available on the site for a more enjoyable viewing experience.

Mane Event is held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.  It is produced by Mid-America Horse Show Association, one of the largest charter clubs of the American Saddlebred Horse Association...read more>
2013 U.S. Nationals Underway. Results Available Online.
from AHA
Aurora, Colo. - Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma is hosting the 2013 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (U.S. Nationals), October 18- 26. USN ranks as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. 

See results so far at www.arabianhorses.org...read more>
Friesian World and Grand National Championship Horse Show Recap
The 2013 IFSHA Friesian World and Grand National Championship Horse Show was held from October 2 through 6 in Lexington, Virginia.

This annual celebration of the Friesian horse began on Monday the 30th of September when early arrivals made their way to the Virginia Horse Center and almost 60 of those came early to take advantage of the FHANA Keuring on the 1st, sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Friesian Horse Association...read more>




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