Stable View Oktoberfest 2020 – Day 1 Press Release

FEI Dressage

September 24, 2020
Stable View Oktoberfest 2020 FEI CCI-S 4*/3*/2* & USEF/USEA HT – Aiken, SC

Day one of the annual Stable View Oktoberfest is in the books. Today all FEI competitors completed the dressage portion of competition, with the 4* and 3* Divisions running in the Outdoor Arena, and the 2* dressage in the Hunter Arena.

Here are the current standings going into the jumping phases tomorrow.

FEI CCI-S 4*
1st: Doug Payne & Vandiver (24.30)
2nd: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill By Night (24.50)
3rd: Matthew Flynn & Wizzerd (25.90)
T-4th: Waylon Roberts & Lancaster (26.40)
T-4th: Sydney Elliott & QC Diamantaire (26.40)
6th: Doug Payne & Quantum Leap (26.80)

FEI CCI-S 4* leader Doug Payne and Vandiver won last year’s CCI-S 3*. Vandiver is a 2004 Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley.
Photo by Sam Keats
FEI CCI-S 3*
1st: Kurt Martin & D.A. Lifetime (27.00)
2nd: Alexander O’Neal & Miss MoneyPenny V (29.00)
3rd: Zoe Crawford & K.B.S Quick Strike (29.30)
4th: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (29.40)
5th: Boyd Martin & Penhill Celtic (29.60)
Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime take the early lead the CCI-S 3* by two points after dressage. This is D.A. Lifetime’s first time in the 3* division.
Photo by Kate Robbins
FEI CCI-S 2*
1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Maryville Sir Henry (27.40)
2nd: Dana Cooke & FE Whole Lotta Rosie (28.40)
3rd: Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley (28.90)
4th: Jane Jennings & Kontessa (30.10)
5th: Leslie Law & Tout De Suite (30.50)
Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley sit in 3rd place in the 2* division. They recently won the CCI-S 2* division at The Plains in Virginia.
Photo by Sam Keats
111 horses went down the center line for the FEI divisions today, and Stable View’s entries for the weekend total 369 across all divisions. According to Mark Weissbecker, Member of the 4* Ground Jury, “the overall quality of the horses was consistently excellent. The riders set a high standard and we were overall quite pleased. The scores are so close among the top of the leader board, so the jumping phases will be so important to the final outcome.”

Boyd Martin following his CCI3*-S dressage test. Photo by Kate Robbins.

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