Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Tops Bucks County Horse Park Horse Trials

Alcatraz
Woodstock Eventing is back from a great weekend at Bucks County Horse Park in Revere, PA. 

Ryan and Sarah Hughes' Alcatraz won the Preliminary/Training division. Alcatraz scored a 23.2 in dressage and added only 0.4 time on cross-country to maintain his 14 point lead and win the division. 

In the Open Training-A division, Ryan competed Liz Bond's Get Ready Get Set and Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Murphy. Get Ready Get Set performed a solid test to score a 26.1 and went on to win the division. In just his second training level competition, Shannondale Murphy finished on his dressage score of 31.1 and took home 2nd place. Watch him gallop through the water on cross-country in the video below.

Lost in Ireland
Get Ready Get Set

Shannondale Murphy
Ryan competed Steve and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland in the Open Training-B division. Lost in Ireland earned a 32.3 in dressage and jumped double clear around cross-country and stadium to finish the competition in 2nd place.

In the Open Novice-A division, Ryan rode Julia Strawbridge's Flex A Tia to a 1st place finish on their dressage score of 26.3. Stacey Driscoll rode Summit Sporthorses' Popstar in the Open Novice-B division. They earned a 28.8 in dressage and jumped clear around show jumping and on cross-country to finish in 3rd place. 

Up next, Ryan will be traveling to Clayton, NC to teach a clinic at the Portofino Equestrian Center.  

Flex A Tia

Popstar


Shannondale Murphy gallops through the water at Bucks County Horse Park. 


Young Horse Update

Woodstock Eventing's four-year-olds continue to impress and show great promise. Check out the videos below of them schooling at home. 


Shannondale Julius

Dilson


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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Weekend at Bromont Three-Day Event

Leslie Threlkeld/ Eventing Nation Photo
Over the weekend, Ryan and Summit Sporthorses' Powell traveled to Bromont, Quebec to compete in the prestigious CCI3* at the Pedigree Bromont Three-Day Event. Powell began his evening career with Ryan in 2013 at the Beginner Novice level and has now completed twelve FEI competitions so far in his career. 

Powell performed a solid and accurate test to score a 43.8, his best score at the three-star level to date. Sitting in second place after dressage, Powell jumped clear around the cross-country track adding only time penalties to his score. On the final day, Powell jumped a beautiful show jumping round only to have a few unfortunate rails down to finish the competition in 11th place. Click on the videos below to watch each phase of competition. 

Thank you Thehorsepesterer for the great videos!



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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Young Horses Shine at Waredaca

Nicole Severino Photo
Lost in Ireland
Over the weekend, Ryan competed four young horses at the Waredaca June Horse Trials in Laytonsville, Maryland. All four horses competed with great success in the Training divisions, taking home top placings and all finishing on their dressage scores.
In the Open Training division, Steven and Karri Guy's Lost in Ireland and Julia Strawbridge's Atlantic Spring took 2nd and 3rd place and were neck and neck through the competition scoring a matching dressage score of 31. Lost in Ireland broke the tie in the end, just finishing just one second closer to the optimum time.
Sarah Hughes' Shannondale Murphy and Mary Hazzard's Chussinmyconfession competed in the Training Horse division. In his training level debut, Shannondale Murphy scored a 31.9 in the dressage and finished the competition in 2nd place. Chusinmyconfession performed a solid test to score a 33.3 and finish in 4th place.

In the Open Novice division, Stacey Driscoll rode Summit Sporthorses' Popstar. Stacey and Popstar finished in 6th place on their dressage score of 29.6. 

Two weeks ago, Ryan rode Sarah Hughes' Alcatraz in the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing showcase at the famous Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Watch Ryan's rounds below.




Upcoming Clinics

Ryan teaching a clinic at Bennett's Creek Farm.

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.


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

Monday, May 22, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Winning Weekend

Shelby Allen Photo
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! 

Lizz LeRoy Photo
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
CSGilbert Photo
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
CSGilbert Photo
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
CSGilbert Photo
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!