Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thank You to My Team of Sponsors

As we gallop towards the final events of 2017, I would like to take a moment to thank Charles OwenC4 BeltsEquiOticFarriers’ FixFree JumpFrilly FilliesProfessional ChoicePurinaRoecklSmartpakStubben, and Total Saddle Fit for their support throughout the past year! It takes a great team to get our winning edge and I feel so lucky to have such a fantastic team supporting both me and my horses. We wouldn't be able to do it without each and every one of you. Thank you all so much!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Ryan and Powell Earn Personal Best at Fair Hill International

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Woodstock Eventing competed at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International event this past weekend with Ryan riding Summit Sporthorses' Powell in the CCI3* division.
Powell is an 11 year-old Oldenburg gelding bred by Ilona English of Summit Sporthorses. Powell began his evening career with Ryan in 2013 at the Beginner Novice level and has now completed fourteen FEI competitions. Over the years, Ryan and Powell have consistently earned top placings at the international level.

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Powell performed a relaxed and mistake-free test to earn a personal best score of 40.3 which put him into a 3rd place tie after dressage. On Saturday, Ryan piloted Powell around Derek di Grazia's challenging cross-country course, jumping clean and adding just 8.8 time penalties. Ryan and Powell jumped clear and inside the time around Sally Ike's stadium course to finish in 7th place on 49.1. Click on the video below to watch Ryan and Powell's faultless show jumping round!

Thank you Thehorsepesterer for the great video!

Thank you to Woodstock Eventing's incredible team, owners, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Weekend at Radnor Hunt Horse Trials

Following a busy weekend competing in New York City and at Flora Lea, Ryan traveled to Malvern, Pennsylvania to compete six horses at the Radnor Hunt Horse Trials. 
Woodstock Eventing horses took home three of the Top 5 spots in the Open Preliminary division. Get Ready Get Set, owned by Liz Bond, led after dressage by an impressive 8.5 points on a score of 25.2. He picked up a few time penalties to finish in 2nd place. Steve and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland impressed in just his second competition at the level, scoring a 37.6 in dressage and adding only a single rail to his score to finish his second Preliminary level competition in 3rd place. Shannondale Joss, owned by Anna Hasselquist, performed a solid dressage test to score a 35.7 and finished in 4th place.

In the Open Training division, Ryan rode Cheryl Gamboney's Gambado to a 6th place finish with a dressage score of 29.8.  In the Training Horse division, Ryan rode Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis and Mary Hazzard's Chusinmyconfession. Ben Nevis delivered a consistent dressage test to score a 22.7 and finished 2nd. Chusinmyconfession also finished the competition on her dressage score of 33.0 in 8th place.

The Water Complex at Radnor Hunt Horse Trials. 
Woodstock Eventing team members, Alex Conrad and Cole Horn were out helping Ryan and competing themselves this past weekend. Alex competed his own, Don't Tell The Preacher in the Open Preliminary- B division. Alex and Preacher moved up the leaderboard after their double clear cross-country trip to finish 4th in Preacher's debut at the Preliminary level.  Cole added only a single rail to his dressage score of 24.6 to finish in 4th place on his own Cooley Sligo in the Open Training division. In the Novice Horse division, Cole rode Summit Sporthorses' Popstar to a 29.5 in dressage and a 6th place finish. 
Now back home, Ryan and his team are busy making the final preparations for Fair Hill International beginning this week in Elkton, Maryland. Stay tuned for a full report and keep up with all of the action this coming week by following the Woodstock Eventing Facebook page!

Thank you to Woodstock Eventing's incredible team, owners, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible! 

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Weekend for the Books

Photo by Leslie Wylie

Over the weekend, I rode 11 horses at Flora Lea Horse Trials in Medford, New Jersey. After competing eight on Saturday, I managed to hitch a ride to New York City with Buck Davison to win the $50,000 Arena Eventing Central Park event with my best mate Schrammo. I then returned to Flora Lea to ride three on Sunday. Many thanks to Debbie and Tony for making it work and my incredible team for being able to orchestrate this.

Flora Lea was a super event giving our young horses a great experience in all phases. Steve and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland delivered a 2nd place finish in his Preliminary debut. Shannondale Joss also made a successful debut at the level finishing in 9th.

All three Open Training horses finished on their dressage scores. Shannondale Murphy owned by Sarah Hughes brought home 2nd, Atlantic Spring owned by Julia Strawbridge took home 5th, and Gambado owned by Cheryl Gamboney finished in 9th. 

Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis finished 3rd in the Training Horse division. Not far behind him was Mary Hazard's Chusinmyconfession in 5th, and Jean-Marie Evingham's Mainstreet Magic in 7th. 

I rode three in the Novice Horse division. Tullabeg Dilson owned by Curran Simpson was 2nd, followed by Summit Sporthorses' Eiffel in 4th, and Amy Peloquin's Shannondale Julius. 

NYC was the highlight of this year, competing under lights in Central Park with a sellout crowd, surrounded by sky rise buildings was an unbelievable experience.It was such an incredible night with amazing energy of a wonderful city.
Thanks to my owners, sponsors, and to Sarah Hughes' Alcatraz for giving his best when it counts!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Gallops To Top Finishes at Plantation Field International

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Woodstock Eventing had an excellent weekend competing at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. Ryan rode Summit Sporthorses' Powell and Get Ready Get Set in the FEI divisions. Both of the horses were in fine form over the weekend and had a great preps before heading to their next competition in just a few weeks.

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In a large 59 horse CIC1* division, Get Ready Get Set owned by Liz Bond, performed a beautiful dressage test to score 43.6, had one unlucky rail in show jumping, and confidently jumped a clean cross-country round to finish in 3rd place. 

Ryan rode Powell, owned by Summit Sporthorses' in the highly competitive CIC3* division with a field of 47 horses. Powell laid down a very respectable dressage test to score a 46.2, had one rail in show jumping, and jumped boldly and clean on cross country to finish in 12th place. Powell will look to contest the CCI3* at Fair Hill International and is feeling ready to go.

Coming up next, Woodstock Eventing will travel to Medford, New Jersey to compete at the Flora Lea Fall Horse Trials with several horses. Following Flora Lea, Ryan will compete Sarah Hughes' Alcatraz in the U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing Competition that will be held during the Rolex Central Park Horse Show on Saturday, September 23rd. Stay tuned for a full report!

Get Ready Get Set
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Special Thanks To...

Thank you to my owners for supporting our local international event! Ten Woodstock Eventing owners from the United States, Great Britain and Australia chipped in to sponsor the Plantation Field CIC3* water jump this year. I am grateful to live in this community with a top-class venue where I can successfully produce and prepare my horses.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Competitive. Talented. Educated.

Three words that describe our current sale horses. If you are looking for your next upper level event partner or show jumper check out Get Ready Get Set and Shannondale Joss on our sale page. Both of these horses are proven competitors ready to make your competition goals a reality! 

For more information visit or contact Ryan directly at / 610.836.1011.

Get Ready Get Set
Proven Prelim Winner

Shannondale Joss
Solid Training Level Eventer