Monday, December 11, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Achieves Success in 2017

PC: Callie Heroux
26 Competitions

121 Rides in Competition

89 Double Clear Cross Country Rounds

9 FEI Competitions

11 First Place Finishes

18 Second Place Finishes

11 Third Place Finishes

2017 Highlights

1st Place, U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing Competition
PC: Lelie Wylie

Completed, Rolex Kentucky CCI4*
PC: Mike McNally

11th Place, Pedigree Bromont International CCI3*
PC: Leslie Threlkeld

7th Place, Fair Hill International CCI3*
PC: Callie Heroux

12th Place, Plantation Field CIC3*
PC: Cindy Lawler

3rd Place, Plantation Field International CIC1* 
PC: Callie Heroux

Two Horses in Top 20, $100,000 Land Rover Wellington 
Eventing Showcase
PC: Jenni Autry

4th & 5th Place, Virginia CIC2* 
PC: Leslie Threlkeld

8th Place, $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing
PC: Julia Vessey 

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Get Ready Get Set Sold

Congratulations to Dave Vos on the purchase of Nemo!

We wish them the best of luck and look forward to seeing them competing in Aiken. 

Callie Heroux Photography 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ballymurphy Bob Purchased at The Monart Sale

After teaching a great clinic at the Portofino Equestrian Center I jumped on a plane and traveled to Ireland to attend the 8th annual Monart Sale in Wexford.

The Monart Sale is Ireland’s finest selection of talented young horses chosen by a panel of four-star event riders - Polly Jackson (GB), Niall Griffin (IRL) and Bill Levett (AUS) - and vetted by former Team Ireland vet Marcus Swail. The quality of horses presented at the Monart Sale is always impressive and they continue to showcase the best year after year.

I purchased three-year-old Ballymurphy Bob. Bob is an Irish Sport Horse/Thoroughbred cross with full siblings that are excelling in eventing at the three-star level and show jumping at 1.40m. Bob is on his way to the USA and I am looking forward to starting his eventing career this side of the pond. 

Kevin Keane purchased a lovely three-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Master Brooklyn. He is a talented horse with loads of ability and bloodlines going back to King of Diamonds and Water Serpent. Brooklyn is staying in Ireland to be broken in then will join Kevin in the spring next year. 


Friday, November 10, 2017

Portofino Equestrian Center Clinic

Last weekend I traveled south to Clayton, NC and had fun teaching a two-day clinic at the Portofino Equestrian Center. It was great to be back teaching an awesome group of horses and riders that are enthusiastic and working hard to gear up for the competitions coming up next season. The Portofino Equestrian Center is a great venue and I am looking forward to the next clinic! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Woodstock Eventing Wraps Up 2017 at The Virginia Horse Trials

Woodstock Bennett
Wrapping up the 2017 season, Woodstock Eventing traveled to Lexington, Virginia to compete at the Virginia CCI/CIC and Horse Trials. It was an excellent event with Ryan bringing home top placings with nine horses.
Leslie Threlkeld Photo
Lup the Loop
Ryan took over the reins for Phillip Dutton while he is on the mend and competed Anita Motion's Sea of Clouds in the CCI1* division. Ryan and Sea of Clouds finished in 24th adding only a single rail to their dressage score. In the CIC2* division Ryan rode Joan Nichols's Lup the Loop and Fernhill Mystery to two double clear top 5 finishes! Ryan and Lup the Loop finished 4th on their dressage score of 51.1. Only few points behind in 5th was Fernhill Mystery on his dressage score of 56.4.   

In the Open Preliminary division, Ryan competed the Woodstock Bennett Syndicate's Woodstock Bennett, Liz Bond's Get Ready Get Set, and Anna Hasselquist's Shannondale Joss. Woodstock Bennett put in an outstanding dressage test in his first competition back scoring a 25.2 and jumping a clear show jumping round to finish the combined test in 3rd. Get Ready Get Set delivered a solid test to score a 30.4 and finished on his dressage score in 7th. Shannondale Joss continues to impress at the level and finished on his dressage score of 35.9 in 12th.

Ryan competed Mary Hazzard's Chusinmyconfession, Jean-Marie Evringham's Mainstreet Magic, and Cheryl Gamboney's Gambado in the Open Training division. Chusinmyconfession finished 5th on her dressage score of 30.7. Mainstreet Magic finished 10th on his dressage score of 33.2. Gambado scored a 33.0 in dressage and had one unlucky rail to finish in 14th. 
Coming up next, Ryan will be traveling to Clayton, NC to teach a clinic at the Portofino Equestrian Center. 

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Working Student Position Available

We are looking to add to our team this winter! Minimum commitment of 3 months to join the team this winter in Aiken, SC. Working students will have the opportunity to work on improving their riding and horsemanship skills under a 4* level event rider. Woodstock Eventing is based out of two locations; January - March in Aiken, SC and April - December in West Grove, PA. Applicants should call 610.836.1011 or email for more information.

Mike McNally Photo

Monday, October 23, 2017

Woodstock Eventing's Young Horses Wrap Up 2017 at Waredaca

Atlantic Spring 
Team Woodstock had another busy weekend at Waredaca competing seven horses. It was a great event to wrap up the 2017 season for Woodstock Eventing’s young horses.
Ryan rode Julia Strawbridge’s Atlantic Spring in the Open Training division. Atlantic Spring scored a 33.6 in dressage and jumped double clear in both cross-country and stadium to finish in 6th place. In the Training Horse division, Ryan and Summit Sporthorses’ Ben Nevis put in a solid performance in dressage scoring 31.1 and added nothing to their score to finish the competition in 3rd place.

Ben Nevis
Ryan successfully piloted four around the Beginner Novice track to finish on their dressage scores. In just their second competition Curran Simpson’s Tullabeg Dilson finished in 2nd and Amy Peloquin’s Shannondale Julius finished in 3rd. This past weekend was the first competition for Julia Strawbridge’s Insuspense and Summit Sporthorses’ Eiffel. Insuspense finished in 7th and Summit Sporthorses’ Eiffel in 11th. The future is bright for these talented young horses and Ryan is looking forward to bringing them up the levels in 2018. 

Core Horn and Summit Sporthorses’ Popstar have been developing their new partnership and this weekend their hard work paid off. Cole and Popstar won the Novice Horse division on their dressage score of 24.5! 
This weekend, Woodstock Eventing will travel to Lexington, Virginia to compete at the Virginia CCI/CIC and Horse Trials. 


Are your searching for your next upper level mount?
Woodstock Eventing has three talented imported Preliminary level horses currently for sale! Please contact Ryan at 610.836.1011 or for questions or interest. 

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