Monday, May 22, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Winning Weekend

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Ryan and Powell at Jersey Fresh CIC3* scored a 44.3 and sat in 5th place at the conclusion of dressage.
Rerouting from Jersey Fresh International due to weather conditions, Ryan and Summit Sporthorses' Powell led the Open Intermediate B division from start to finish at Fair Hill International May Horse Trials. Sitting in first place after dressage with a 5.4 point lead, Powell was foot perfect in all three phases to hold the lead and seal the deal on a final score of 23.4! 

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Chusinmyconfession

In the Open Training divisions, Ryan rode Julia Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring, Mary Hazzard's Chusinmyconfession, and Steve and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland to top place finishes. In his debut at the Training level, Atlantic Spring put in a consistent performance to take home the win, finishing on a final score of 32. Chusinmyconfession impressed with a solid performance in her second Training level competition finishing in 2nd place on her dressage score of 32.9. Lost in Ireland scored a 27.4 in the dressage and added one rail to finish in 4th place. 


Upcoming Clinics

Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain confidence and achieve your riding goals this summer! Ryan will be traveling the country teaching several clinics, the first two are listed below.

June 23 & 24 
Portofino Equestrian Center Clayon, NC.
Registration is now available for show jumping, cross-country and a limited number of private dressage lessons. Please visit the link HERE for more information and to register. 

July 22 & 23
Wildwood Farm will be hosting a clinic with Ryan in Maple Grove, MN. Please contact Julie Stenslie at Juliestenslie@gmail.com for more details.



Congratulations 

Congratulations to Mary Hazzard on the arrival of her beautiful new Sandro Hit colt! Born to her own Mystic Hazzard on May 15, 2017. 


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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Successful Weekend for Woodstock Eventing's Young Horses

Following a busy week at Rolex Kentucky, Ryan returned to his home base in Pennsylvania and hit the ground running, competing six young horses at the MCTA Horse Trials in Cockeysville, Maryland.
It was an educational weekend for Woodstock Eventing's young horses. Ryan rode four horses to successful finishes across the Training level divisions. Vamos a Ver, owned by Julia Strawbridge, scored a 34.3 in the dressage and jumped double clear around both cross-country and show jumping to finish in 2nd place. Mary Hazzard's Chusinmyconfession impressed in her debut at the level, scoring a 36.2 dressage and jumping double clear rounds to finish her first Training level competition in 6th place. Lost in Ireland, owned by Steven Guy, performed a solid dressage test to score a 32.9. He went on to jump a double clear round cross-country round and added just one rail to his dressage score to finish in 7th place. Julia Strawbridge's, Zemapt, scored a 39.1 and added some unlucky rails to his score to finish just outside the Top 10 in 11th place.
In the Open Novice division, Ryan rode Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Murphy and Julia Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring. In just his fourth competition, Shannondale Murphy earned a 32.8 in the dressage and added one rail to his dressage score to finish in 4th place. Atlantic Spring finished close behind in 5th place on his dressage score of 35.4. Congratulations to Curran Simpson on his wire-to-wire win aboard his own RF Cosmos in the Open Novice division!

Back at the stable, Ryan has been working with several of the promising young four-year-old Irish imports that have recently joined Woodstock Eventing's talented string. Ryan is looking forward to continuing their education and developing them to the top level of the sport. 

Coming up this weekend, Ryan will travel to the Horse Park of New Jersey to compete Summit Sporthorses' Powell in the CIC3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.  

 


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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Rolex Kentucky CCI4* Recap

Tracy Porter Photo
This past weekend marked the second four-star level completion for The Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Classic held it together in the big stadium atmosphere and we had our best score at the Advanced level to kick off the weekend.


Tracy Porter Photo
Cross-country was tough! Unfortunately, we had a drive by at fence 4 which was a difficult combination so early in the course before we had our rhythm. We then recovered after a sticky moment at the first water and continued on to have a great ride through most of the course. I was too tentative coming into the final water and got there weak on an open distance which resulted in a stop, but we pushed on to complete the course. I learned a lot about Classic and he crossed through the finish flags as a more educated horse and better for it.

Classic jogged up great on the final day and we will continue to work on improving his show jumping. Competing at the four-star level is an achievement and we will be back better and stronger at our next start.








Thank you to my incredible team, owners, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Weekend at Plantation Field

Mainstreet Magic
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Woodstock Eventing traveled down the road from their home base to compete at the Plantation Field April Horse Trials. Team Woodstock was out in full force this past weekend competing across all levels and Ryan kept busy piloting five young horses around the Novice level track.  

Shannondale Murphy
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Team Woodstock Eventing took home 3 of the Top 5 spots in the Novice Horse division! Ryan and L'istesso Tempo took home the win leading the division from start to finish on her dressage score of 26.5! This lovey horse is for sale and continues to impress by delivering top placings at every outing. Stacey Driscoll and Summit Sporthorses' Popstar finished in 3rd place on a score of 28.7, followed by Cole Horn and his own Cooley Sligo in 4th place. Mary Hazard's Chusinmyconfession delivered a solid test scoring a 38.7 and jumping double clear around cross-country and stadium to finish in 11th place with Ryan in the irons.

Atlantic Spring
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Woodstock Eventing dominated the Top 5 again in the Open Novice division, with 3 horses in the Top 5! Ryan piloted Jean-Marie Evingham's Mainstreet Magic and Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Murphy around their third competition of their career. Mainstreet Magic scored a 23.9 in dressage and finished on his dressage score to take home 2nd place. Shannondale Murphy was right behind him scoring a 25.7 in dressage and coming home with a 3rd place finish. Atlantic Spring owned by Julia Strawbridge scored a 27.8 in the dressage and jumped double clear around show jumping and cross-country to finish in 5th place.

Stacey and her own Luck of the Irish, moved up to the Preliminary level, jumping double clear around the cross-country track to finish in 12th place in their first Preliminary competition. In the Training Rider division, Hannah Sommer and her own Magic Replica, finished in 9th place with a double clear cross-country round. 

Fernhill Classic has arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park!
Coming up next, Ryan and the Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic will contest their second CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Follow Woodstock Eventing's Facebook page for updates and stay tuned for a full report from Kentucky!     



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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Competes at Fair Hill International

Powell
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Woodstock Eventing is back from a great weekend in Elkton, Maryland competing at one of the top events on the East Coast. Ryan kept busy at the Fair Hill International Horse Trials riding four horses from the CIC3* to Training level. 

In the CIC3*, Summit Sporthorses' Powell delivered a solid dressage test to move into 2nd place on a score of 46.7. Ryan and Powell added one rail and some time on cross-country to finish in 6th place in Powell's first FEI competition of the year.

Fernhill Classic
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Ryan competed the Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic in the Advanced division. The pair had a great run in preparation for Classic's second CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The pair scored a 34.4 in the dressage and jumped clear both in the show jumping and around the cross-country to finish in 6th place.

Alcatraz owned by Sarah Hughes impressed in the Preliminary combined test. Ryan and Alcatraz scored a 26.7 to sit on top of the leaderboard in 1st place after dressage! The pair went on to jump a foot perfect round to maintain their lead and add nothing to their score. 

Alcatraz

In the Training division, Ryan piloted Steven and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland to a positive and educational finish. The pair had a few unfortunate rails come down in the show jumping but scored a positive 33.2 in the dressage and blazed around the tough Training level cross-country track to a respectable finish. 

Next, Ryan and his team will compete down the road from their home base at the Plantation Field April Horse Trials. 



Lost in Ireland
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                                 Alcatraz Show Jumping
                                 Fernhill Classic Show Jumping
                                 Powell Show Jumping

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

The 2016 Monart Horses Have Arrived!

We are excited to have our 2016 Monart horses in the USA enjoying their first jump school with Ryan! 







Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Woodstock Eventing at Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials


Over the weekend, Woodstock Eventing traveled to Raeford, North Carolina to compete at the Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials. Ryan stayed busy competing horses from Advanced to the Preliminary level. 


Ryan competed the Fernhill Classic Syndicate's Fernhill Classic in the highly competitive Advanced division. The pair scored a 39.7 in the dressage and jumped around Ian Stark's big cross-country track without error only picking up several time penalties. Ryan and Classic went on to jump around Marc Donovan's tough show jumping course with one unlucky rail down to finish in 12th place. 

In the Open Intermediate division, Ryan rode Summit Sporthorses' Powell who scored a 28.3 in the dressage and jumped boldly around the cross-country track. On the final day, the pair jumped a double clear show jumping round to finish in 13th place. 



Curran Simpson's RF Cosmos and Sarah Hughes' Alcatraz traveled to compete in the Open Preliminary combined test. Alcatraz made a successful return to the show ring sitting in 3rd place after the dressage on a score of 27.8 followed by a clear show jumping round. RF Cosmos had a successful outing in his Preliminary level debut, scoring a 37.2 in the dressage with one unfortunate rail down in the show jumping.


Woodstock Eventing has returned to their spring and summer facility at True Prospect Farm in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Next, Ryan and his team will travel to Elkton, Maryland to compete at Fair Hill International Horse Trials. 




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