Stable View Oktoberfest 2020 – Day 2 Press Release

FEI Show Jumping

September 25, 2020
Stable View Oktoberfest 2020 FEI CCI-S 4*/3*/2* & USEF/USEA HT – Aiken, SC

The 3* and 4* divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the 2* division.

The leader board going into the final phase of the 4* tomorrow is as follows:

1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill By Night (24.50)
2nd: Matthew Flynn & Wizzerd (25.90)
3rd: Doug Payne & Quantum Leap (26.80)
4th: Will Faudree & Caeleste (27.40)
T-5th: Doug Payne & Vandiver (28.30)
T-5th: Clayton Frederick & FE Always In Time (28.30)

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, a 9 year oldĀ Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar gelding, sit in 3rd place going into cross country tomorrow. Payne has three horses all within the top 20 of the CCI4*-S.
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp leads the CCI4*-S after showjumping with her 24.50 dressage score. Fernhill By Night is a 2003 17hh Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Deborah Halliday.
1st: Alexander O’Neal & Miss MoneyPenny V (29.00)
2nd: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (29.40)
3rd: Boyd Martin & Penhill Celtic (29.60)
4th: Hallie Coon & Cooley SOS (30.40)
T-5th: Sydney Elliott & Commando D’Osthuy (31.00)
T-5th: Kurt Martin & D.A. Lifetime (31.00)
Alexander O’Neal and his wife Elinor operate O’Neal Equestrian out of Reddick, FL. He holds the lead in the CCI3*-S by just 0.4 points over Boyd Martin.
A small, masked group of competitors gathered to watch Boyd Martin and Fernhill Prezley, a 2010 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Nancy Hathaway of Millbrook, NY.
1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Maryville Sir Henry (27.40)
2nd: Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley (28.90)
3rd: Leslie Law & Tout De Suite (30.50)
4th: Kimberly Steinbuch & Classiro (32.30)
5th: Dana Cooke & FE Whole Lotta Rosie (32.40)
Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley moved into 2nd place after jumping clear. Prather is based in Ocala, FL and previously trained with William Fox-Pitt in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics.
The show jumping course was designed by Chris Barnard (USA). When asked how he felt about his courses, he remarked that the 4* “walked as tough as it rode.” With only 14 clear rounds in the CCI4*-S, there were many changes to the leader board after dressage. Barnard designed his courses to be “fair for the level – the good ones have questions to answer, and the greener ones at each level are still quite comfortable to jump around. It’s such a beautiful ring, and it’s easy to design a nice, flow-y course. It’s good footing and the horses jump well off of it.”

The outdoor arena drained nicely for 2* competition to resume. The cross country footing is in excellent shape after the rain for the final phase of FEI competition tomorrow.

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