Monday, June 18, 2018

Woodstock Eventing's Weekend at Bucks County Horse Trial


Billy McClusky
Team Woodstock had a busy Sunday at Bucks County Horse Trial. Ryan competed 8 horses over 3 phases, jumped a total of 320 fences and rode 16 centerlines all during the one day of competition! Each horse continues to improve and it was a great event to wrap up the spring season. 

Gambado
Ryan successfully piloted four around the Training level tracks. Linda Ledray's Billy McClusky and Julia Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring finished 3rd and 4th on their dressage scores. In addition, Julia Strawbridge's Zemapt added only a single rail to his dressage score to finish 7th. In the Training II division, Ryan and Cheryl Gamboney's Gambado scored a 28.4 in dressage and had one down to finish inside the top 3 in 3rd place.

Cooley Titanium
The four Novice level horses had a great day as well. Ryan rode Amy Peloquin's Cooley Titanium in his U.S. debut. Cooley Titanium and Curran Simpson's Tullabeg Dilson both scored a 34.3 in dressage and finished the competition on their dressage score. The tie was broken and Cooley Titanium took home 4th by finishing closer to the optimum time on cross-country. Tullabeg Dilson finished in 5th followed by Amy Peloquin's Shannondale Julius in 7th on a final score of 35.9. 

Tullabeg Dilson
Shannondale Julius
Linda Ledray's talented Cooley Flight won the Novice II division from start to finish. Ryan and Cooley Flight scored a 25.2 to take the lead after dressage. They continued their success with two double clear rounds to sweep the division and take home the win!
 
This weekend, Woodstock Eventing will travel to Far Hills, New Jersey to compete at the Essex Horse Trials. 

Cooley Flight


Billy McClusky


Gambado

Shannondale Julius

Cooley Titanium

Tullabeg Dilson

Cooley Flight

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Woodstock Eventing Competes at Plantation Field June Horse Trial



Since returning from Ireland after finishing 17th in The Irish Field CCI3* at Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Ryan and his team were back out competing at the Plantation Field June Horse Trial. Ryan rode eight horses this past weekend while coaching students across divisions. He is excited about the strong string of promising horses he has for the future and is looking forward to more successful competitions with his young horses like this one.
 
In the Open Preliminary division, Ryan took home 2nd place aboard Ruby owned by Summit Sporthorses. Ruby earned a 26.5 in dressage and jumped a beautiful double clear in both jumping phases to hold on to 2nd place. Ben Nevis, also owned by Summit Sporhorses, made his Preliminary level debut. He added only 0.8 time penalties on cross-country to his dressage score of 27.6, and finished right behind his sibling in 3rd. Ryan's assistant Cole Horn, finished 4th on a final score of 30.8 aboard his own Cooley Sligo. Mary Hazzard's mare Chusinmyconfession added only a single rail to her dressage score of 27 to finish 6th in the competitive division.
 
Owner Julia Strawbridge swept the Open Training-A division with her own Balmoral Oakey, separating herself from the rest of the competition and holding onto the lead by 3.3 points. Ryan rode Julia Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring and Linda Ledray's Billy McClusky in the Open Training-A division. Atlantic Spring finished in 3rd on his dressage score of 31.7 and Billy McClusky finished in 4th adding one rail to his dressage score of 28.1. In Open Training-B, Julia Strawbridge's Zempat finished 6th on his dressage score of 32.9. Cheryl Gamboney's Gambado did the Training combined test and scored a 33.3 in dressage.
 
Dr. Kevin Keane's young horse HH Ontario performed well in his third competition since arriving to the United States. HH Ontario had a great dressage test to score a 27.6 and jumped clear to finish the Open Novice division in 2nd place. Cole Horn rode Summit Sporthorses' Popstar to a 3rd place finish on a dressage score of 27.6.
 
Coming up next, Woodstock Eventing will travel to Bucks County Horse Park H.T. in Revere, PA.

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

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ryan and Woodstock Bennett Deliver Top 20 Finish at Tattersalls CCI3*


Ryan and the Woodstock Bennett Syndicate's Woodstock Bennett finished the The Irish Field CCI3* at Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair in Co Meath, Ireland in 17th place! It was a great accomplishment and successful first European competition for Ryan and Bennett. Bennett was imported to the United States in 2012 and came to Ryan as a four-year old. Ryan has produced him up the levels and this past week their trust and partnership showed in their brilliant performance.



Bennett was on his game all week. He delivered one of his best dressage tests to score a 35.0 and sat in 23rd out of 48 at the conclusion of dressage. Ian Stark designed a big, bold, and challenging cross-country course and Bennett answered every question with ease picking up only two time penalties. On the final day, the pair jumped a beautiful show jumping round only to have two unfortunate rails down to finish the competition in 17th place. It was a great finish to the horse's already impressive resume.

Ryan would like to thank everyone for their support. Success such as this is made possible thanks to Woodstock Eventing's incredible team of owners, sponsors, friends, family and supporters. Ryan is looking forward to more to come from this world-class horse.



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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Woodstock Bennett Set to Compete at Tattersalls CCI3*



Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Ratoath, Co. Meath is this year host to 48 of the world's top Eventing riders and horses in the CCI3*. Coming off a 4th place finish in the Advanced at Fair Hill International last month, Bennett is feeling fit and ready to compete back on his home soil in Ireland. Upon landing they traveled to Cooley Farm where Ryan had a top class facility to continue Bennett's final preparations ahead of the competition. The first horse inspection will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 9 AM EST. Stay tuned for more from Tattersalls!

Woodstock Bennett Galloping at Cooley Farm





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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Woodstock Eventing Delivers Top Placings at Plantation Field May Horse Trial

Gambado performing his test. 
It was a busy Saturday at Plantation Field for Ryan and his team with four horses competing in the Open Training divisions. The event was a great confidence building weekend for all horses. 

Ryan rode Summit Sporthorses' Ben Nevis to the win in the Open Training-A division. Ben Nevis performed a solid test to score a 34.1 in dressage and added nothing to his score to move up a spot and win the division. Cheryl Gamboney's Gambado was close behind and finished in 3rd on his dressage score of 36.4

Linda Ledray's Irish Sporthorse Billy McClusky maintained his second place position after dressage and finished in 2nd on a 31.0 in Open Training-B. Atlantic Spring owned by Julia Strawbridge, had a great performance back competing and finished in 4th on a 32.1.

Ryan was pleased with each horses' performance and how well they are improving in each phase. He is looking forward to continuing to bring them up the levels. 

Ben Nevis Show Jumping 

Billy Mccluskey Show Jumping 


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

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Byron and Cooley All Business SOLD



Congratulations to the new owners of these super horses! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Woodstock Eventing's Weekend Wrap Up from Plantation Field

Popstar
It was great weekend to have the team out competing just down the road from my home base at Plantation Field.

Woodstock Eventing's working student Cole Horn gave his own Cooley Sligo a great ride in the Open Preliminary. Cole and Sligo added only a single rail to their dressage score of 30.7 to finish 3rd. Cole also lead the Open Novice-A division from start to finish with Summit Sporthorses' Popstar. Curran Simpson and RF Cosmos were right behind in 2nd place. I rode Brittany Hebets' Cooley All Business to 4th and Linda Ledray's Cooley Flight to 5th. Assistant rider Alex Conrad and his young horse Malibu Preacher finished 6th at Malibu's first competition.

Shannondale Julius
In the Novice-B division, Kevin Keane's HH Ontario scored a 25.5 in dressage and finished 2nd on his dressage score. I also rode Amy Peloquin's Shannondale Julius to 6th on a 30.0 in the Novice-C division. It was a successful weekend for all and I am looking forward to more to come from these talented young horses. 

Congratulations to Amy Peloquin on her stunning new horse Cooley Titanium Blue! We are excited to have him stay with us for a month while he and Amy get to know each other. He is a talented six-year-old and we are looking forward to seeing him and Amy out competing.



Cooley Titanium Blue gets his feet wet for the first time stateside.

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