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!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Woodstock Eventing at Horse Park of New Jersey

PC: Horse Park of New Jersey's Facebook Page
It was a busy weekend for Woodstock Eventing at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Ryan competed six horses at the horse trials in the Open Training and Open Novice divisions.

Ryan rode Ben Nevis and Vamos A Ver in the Open Training A class, and rode Chances Dream and Shannondale Percy in Open Training B. Both Ben Nevis and Vamos A Ver finished on their dressage scores. Shannondale Percy led the Open Training B class wire to wire to finish the weekend on his dressage score of 28.6. Chances Dream had a positive experience with a dressage score in the low 30s and a double clear stadium round. This talented horse is for sale - contact Ryan for more information!

Ryan also rode Julia Jenkins' Atlantic Spring and Flex A Tia in the Open Novice divisions. Atlantic Spring finished on his dressage score to earn a 4th place ribbon. Flex A Tia scored a 33.5 in dressage and jumped double clear in stadium; though they picked up 20 on cross-country, it was an educational experience and they finished well under the time.

The rest of Woodstock Eventing also had a great weekend in New Jersey. Stacey rode Summit Sporthorses' Popstar in Open Novice and her own Luck of the Irish in Training Rider. She and Popstar added a single rail to their dressage score to earn a 4th place finish, and moved up 4 places with Luck of the Irish after a double clear cross-country round. Hannah Sommer and Magic Replica, Alex Conrad and Diggin' On Doug, and Olivia Smith and Der Romany all cruised around cross-country double clear, finishing the weekend on a positive note!

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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

For Sale: McLovin

Fantastic Four Star Event Horse For Sale! 

PC: Bob Sinclair

McLovin is a 17-hand bay Thoroughbred gelding by Dixieland Band. He has placed at and completed numerous Advanced and 3-star events, including Carolina International, Bromont, and Fair Hill. Most recently, "Razz" finished Rolex Kentucky, completing his cross-country in the pouring rain with NO jumping penalties! He is an excellent, honest jumper; brave, bold, and smart on cross-country. Perfect for an aspiring young rider or elite amateur to gain experience at the upper levels. Razz has no vices and overall is a lovely horse. 

PC: Bob Sinclair

For more information and pricing, please contact Ryan Wood at Woodstock Eventing. Email or phone 610-836-1011.

PC: Bob Sinclair