Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at the 2016 Nutrena USEA AEC

Summit Sporthorses' Powell. PC: Eventing Nation/Leslie Threlkeld
Well, this was an amazing experience at my very first AECs! We took 7 top-class horses to compete against the nation's best and we didn't disappoint, with each horse having a solid run.

Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Percy and Mary Hazzard's Issabella C did great in the Preliminary Horse division, with both horses jumping double-clear cross-country to finish in 4th and 7th place respectively. Summit Sporthorses' Ruby contested the Open Intermediate, placing 10th out of over 50 entries.

The Woodstock Bennett Syndicate's Woodstock Bennett. PC: Eventing Nation/Leslie Threlkeld
I rode 4 horses in the Advanced Gold Cup Finals. Heather Sinclair's McLovin and the Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic finished in the top 20 in a tough division. The Woodstock Bennett Syndicate's Woodstock Bennett jumped double-clear in stadium to move up to 2nd place, and Summit Sporthorses' Powell held onto the lead after cross-country to finish the weekend in 1st place. We had an incredible event, coming home the Advanced National Champion and Reserve Champion!

PC: Eventing Nation/Leslie Threlkeld
The facilities at Tryon Equestrian Center are mind-blowing, from the stables and arenas to the restaurants and bars. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to put on a spectacular show. We hope to be back soon!

As always, a huge thank you to my hardworking crew and team of incredible owners and sponsors. This wouldn't be possible without all of you!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at Waredaca Farm August HT

Woodstock Eventing had a great outing at Waredaca last weekend! Ryan rode Mary Hazzard's Issabella C in her first Intermediate, as well as Julia and George Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring and Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis in Training. Atlantic Spring finished in 3rd on a dressage score of 31.6, and Ben Nevis earned a 2nd place finish.
Ryan and Issabella C

Stacey competed Summit Sporthorses' Popeye in Open Novice and Popstar in the Novice Horse, with great rides on both. Popeye won on a dressage score 29.5, and Popstar jumped double clear rounds to finish on a dressage score of 33.5.

Stacey Driscoll and Popeye

Congratulations to Cole, who had his first qualifier with Spy Catcher in the Intermediate!

Thank you again to Ryan's incredible owners, sponsors, and supporters for your support of Woodstock Eventing!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Woodstock Bennett Goes to Boekelo CCI3*

Woodstock Eventing is planning a trip for Bromont winner Woodstock Bennett to travel to the Netherlands in October to compete at the Boekelo CCI3*.

Last year, Curran and I decided that it was time for Bennett to travel abroad and compete in Europe. To make this work financially, we offered Bennett for syndication to welcome owners in to enjoy this super horse and his journey to the top of the sport. 

So far, we have sold two shares to wonderful supporters Sherry Stephenson and George and Julia Strawbridge. We are counting down to Boekelo and need to sell two more shares to get us there. Owners can buy in at $10k per share to join the Woodstock Bennett Syndicate.

If you are interested in this terrific opportunity, please contact me directly at or 610-836-1011.

Thank you!

-Ryan Wood 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at Fair Hill International Horse Trials

Woodstock Eventing is back from a very hot weekend in Elkton, Maryland. We had a total of 12 horses competing at Fair Hill International Horse Trials. The organizers did a great job of helping everyone deal with the heat by shortening the courses and providing ice water to cool down - we are all thankful for their hard work.

Ryan rode three horses in the Intermediate divisions. The Woodstock Bennett Syndicate's Woodstock Bennett placed 5th in Intermediate-A. Summit Sporthorses' Powell and Heather and Bob Sinclair's McLovin did well in the Intermediate-B, placing 4th and 6th respectively.

Issabella C - PC: Steve Berkowitz
Shannondale Percy - PC: Steve Berkowitz
Mary Hazzard's Issabella C led the Open Preliminary-A division wire-to-wire, earning a 23.9 in dressage and jumping double clear in stadium. Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Percy and Julia Jenkins' Vamos A Ver had positive experiences in Open Preliminary-B, and Ryan also rode Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis in the Open Training. Julia Jenkins' Atlantic Spring and Steve and Karri Guy's Lost In Ireland both finished on their dressage scores; Ryan and Atlantic Spring placed 4th in Open Novice-B, and Ryan and Lost In Ireland placed 6th in Open Novice-C.

Vamos A Ver - PC: Steve Berkowitz
Lost In Ireland - PC: Steve Berkowitz
Stacey rode 2 horses at Fair Hill over the weekend. She and Summit Sporthorses' Popstar finished on their dressage score of 23.5 to win the Open Novice-B. Summit Sporthorses' Popeye had an educational outing in Open Novice-A, with a 34.8 in dressage and double-clear cross-country round to finish in solid 10th place for his first competition back after standing at stud.

Next weekend, Woodstock Eventing travels to Laytonsville, Maryland for Waredaca Horse Trials.

Thank you again to Ryan's incredible owners, sponsors, and supporters for your support of Woodstock Eventing!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at Millbrook Horse Trials

Rhonda accepts Classic's prize

Woodstock Eventing is back from a super show at Millbrook Horse Trials in New York! Ryan had a great event with three horses: the Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic, Summit Sporthorses' Ruby, and Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Percy. Ryan rode Classic and Ruby in the Open Intermediate, finishing the weekend in 7th place with Classic and in 2nd place with Ruby. Percy did great in his debut at the Preliminary level, jumping double clear on cross-country and adding a single rail to his dressage score to finish in 4th.

Fernhill Classic OI Dressage

Fernhill Classic OI Cross-Country

Ruby OI Dressage

Ruby OI Cross-Country

Ruby OI Show Jumping

Shannondale Percy OP Show Jumping

Congratulations to Cole Horn for working hard to complete his first Intermediate with his horse Spy Catcher!
Cole and Bond - Intermediate Cross-Country

This coming weekend, Woodstock Eventing will return to Elkton, Maryland for the Fair Hill International Horse Trials.

Thank you again to Ryan's incredible owners, sponsors, and supporters for your support of Woodstock Eventing!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at Horse Park of New Jersey HT

It was a stormy weekend at the Horse Park of New Jersey, but Woodstock Eventing still had a great show. Ryan rode two horses (Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis in Training and Julia Jenkins' Atlantic Spring in Novice). Both horses did well, with Ben Nevis finishing in 4th place on a dressage score of 32.7 and Atlantic Spring finishing on a dressage score of 36.3 to place 8th.

Stacey had a great ride on Summit Sporthorses' Popstar, leading the Novice wire-to-wire to win their class on a dressage score of 25.0. Woodstock Eventing working student Olivia Smith did great in her first Training with her own Der Romany.

Check out Stacey's winning dressage test with Popstar:


Next weekend, Woodstock Eventing heads to Millbrook, New York for the Millbrook Horse Trials.

Thank you again to Ryan's incredible owners, sponsors, and supporters for your support of Woodstock Eventing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at The Maryland Horse Trials

It was a great weekend at the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm! Ryan rode five horses at the show and is very pleased with how they all went.

In the Open Intermediate division, Fernhill Classic and Ruby were tied in 1st place after dressage and show jumping on scores of 30.4. Ryan decided to save them for another day and did not run cross-country.

Fernhill Classic's Dressage

Ruby's Dressage and Show Jumping

Ryan also rode three of Julia Jenkins' young horses, who all did wonderfully in their divisions. Vamos A Ver finished the weekend on his dressage score in Open Training B, and both Flex A Tia and Atlantic Spring finished on their dressage scores in Open Novice A. Flex A Tia earned a 4th place finish with a score of 27.8, and Atlantic Spring finished with a score of 29.0 for 6th place.

Woodstock Eventing's own Stacey Driscoll was recently featured in the Chronicle of the Horse! Check out the article here:

Thank you again to Ryan's incredible owners, sponsors, and supporters for your support of Woodstock Eventing!