Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lessons Build Confidence

The new eventing season in Aiken is well underway! Are you looking to reach your goals and get the results you want this season? Ryan is available to help you knock the rust off and achieve your goals whether you are in need of lessons or your horse schooled. 

Please contact Ryan directly at 610-836-1011 to schedule a lesson.   

Monday, January 16, 2017

Woodstock Eventing at Stable View

RF Cosmos owned by Curran Simpson
Woodstock Eventing had a successful start to the 2017 season at the Stable View Aiken Opener Horse Trials. This weekend was a great prep for our horses leading into their winter events. 

In the Open Training division, Ryan competed Curran Simpson's RF Cosmos and Steve and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland. RF Cosmos put in an outstanding test scoring a 21.8 to lead the division after dressage and produce the top dressage score of the entire event! He added a single unlucky rail in the show jumping to finish 3rd in the division on a 25.8. Ryan and Lost in Ireland put in a straightforward dressage test and added nothing to their dressage score with a great double-clear cross-country ride to finish in 5th on a 31.8. Woodstock Eventing's next competition will be at Full Gallop January Horse Trials on January 28-29. 

RF Cosmos Dressage

Lost In Ireland Show Jumping

Thank you to Ryan's incredible team, owners, and sponsors for all of their support. Ryan is grateful to have a string of very talented horses and we can't wait to see where they will go in 2017!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Arrives in Aiken

Woodstock Eventing has arrived at Curran and Margy Simpsons' Victoria Farm in Aiken, South Carolina for the 2017 winter season. The horses have settled in nicely and are enjoying the warm weather and turnout. 

Ryan and RF Cosmos at Bridle Creek in Aiken.
After wrapping up a terrific 2016 season filled with success we are looking forward to another great year. Ryan completed a total of 133 competition rides, finishing first 18 times, second 13 times, and third 11 times. He had 2 Four-Star completions with 0 cross-country jump penalties and was the 2016 Adequan Gold Cup Advanced Champion and Reserve Champion. Ryan finished 2016 as the 4th ranked USEA Rider of the Year and is in the Top 50 FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings! 

We have a great team of people and horses and are excited for the season to start with our first event January 14-15 at Stable View. Looking forward to doing some personal bests in 2017!


 Thank you again to Woodstock Eventing's owners, family, friends, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Congratulations to the new owners of these super young horses.

 We wish them the best of luck and look forward to seeing them in the winner's circle!

Lisa Edinger and Woodstock Checkmate
Ed Baker and Fernhill Casper 
Kelsey Chaplinsky and Fernhill Harry

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Congratulations to Ilona English and Mary Hazzard!

Powell bred by Ilona English winning the Advanced at the American Eventing Championships. 
Ryan is lucky enough to ride horses bred by America's top breeders. Congratulations to Ilona English for winning the 2016 Breeder Award for Eventing! Ilona is the Number 1 breeder for event horses in the USA for the 3rd year in a row.  

Another top breeder of event horses is Mary Hazzard. Mary is ranked 15th in the USA for event horses! She has bred many top four-star horses and continues to breed top class eventers.

Issabella C bred by Mary Hazzard winning the Preliminary at the Virginia Horse Trials. 

 Thank you again to Woodstock Eventing's owners, breeders, sponsors, and supporters that make it all possible. We are looking forward to 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from Woodstock Eventing!

Sarah Lynn Photo
With 2016 coming to a close, Ryan and his team at Woodstock Eventing would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! With your support, Woodstock Eventing had an incredibly successful 2016 season. Ryan is grateful for your support and Woodstock Eventing is looking forward to sharing many more successes with you in 2017.

 Thank you again to Woodstock Eventing's sponsors, friends, family, owners, clients and supporters, that make it all possible! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ryan Wood Clinic at Bennett's Creek Farm

Over the weekend, Ryan traveled to Frederick, Maryland to instruct a clinic at Bennett's Creek Farm. The clinic hosted a super group of horses and riders ranging from Beginner Novice to Intermediate level from Maryland and Virginia.

The day was capped off with a fun Christmas party at the Simpson's house with a very competitive game of Secret Santa.

Ryan and Team Woodstock Eventing look forward to settling into their winter facility, Victoria Farm, at the end of December. They will kick off the 2017 season with their first event at Stable View in February. 

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