Young Horse Trainers School with Linda Allen, Julie Winkel, and Jose Alejos October 8-13, 2013 – Maplewood Stables – Reno, NV
This intensive 6-day event will be specifically directed toward the care and training of today’s purpose-bred sport horse. Educational opportunities abound, and we promise to fill your week with a unique chance to network with others who share your special outlook on the sport.
Devin Ryan pilots IJF/YJC Graduate No Worries (d'Accord II x Galoubet A), bred and owned by Barbara Rowland, over an oxer on their way to the win in the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix
No Worries was voted the horse with the Most Grand Prix Potential at the 2005 International Jumper Futurity Eastern Regional. He placed 3rd at the YJC Eastern League Finals as a 5YO, and 7th as a 6YO.
March 30, 2013 — It was a sold out scene in yesterday’s VIP as spectators watched Devin Ryan, from Long Valley, New Jersey make his way to the winner’s circle in the irons of Barbara Rowand’s No Worries, to win the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix! This was Ryan’s first time to the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Spring Classic and the first grand prix win for No Worries!
Frances Land of Alpharetta, Georgia in the irons on her own
Merlin, was first to go in the prix, but after a first round time of 83.230 seconds and eight time faults, the pair would settle for seventh place. Next to go was The Coverboy Group’s VDL Zedaldine ridden by Amanda Flint of Long Valley, New Jersey. With a first round time of 91.142 seconds, one time fault and twenty jumping faults, the pair would not place. Third in the line-up wasCollin, owned by Positive-ism, Inc. and ridden by Amanda Wise of Fairfield, Connecticut. The pair jumped the first round in a time of 89.579 seconds and accumulated eight jump faults which would see them finish in eleventh place.
Wellington, FL – March 27, 2013- Week twelve of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by FTI Consulting, featured the $33,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.45m speed classon Wednesday with a win for Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083, owned by Spy Coast Farm. Earning points on the Longines FEI world ranking list, the pair beat Laura Kraut (USA) and Woodstock O in second and Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Everest de Muze in third.
The 2013 FTI WEF circuit will conclude with its twelfth week of competition, and the entire circuit, on March 27-31 featuring CSI 5* show jumping. Highlights of the week include the $33,000 G&C Farm 1.45m and $50,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 12 on Thursday, the $33,000 Suncast® 1.50m Classic and $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, and the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Sunday. The week will also feature the Adequan Young Jumper Championship Classics with the $10,000 5-Year-Old Classic on Thursday and the $15,000 6-Year-old and $20,000 7 and 8-Year-Old Classics on Friday.
Devin Ryan and IJF/YJC Champion Calissandro (Conejo x Caracas) tackle the CWD obstacle on a course designed by Olympic designer Steve Stephens in yesterday's $35,000 CWD Grand Prix in Gulfport
Calissandro was the top 4YO at the 2008 International Jumper Futurity Eastern Regional, and Champion of the YJC Midwestern League 7/8YO Finals in 2011.Calissandro is a nine year old American-bred Holsteiner by Conejo purchased as a two year old by Devin Ryan. Ryan has trained and shown the horse through the Young Jumper program and has developed Calissandro from the ground up. “I think it is important that the horse trusts his rider and Calissandro, and all of my horses, have a great trust in me. I have done all of their training and showing and that gives them a lot of confidence.”
Twenty four horses attempted the grand prix course designed by internationally known designer Steve Stephens, but only five would return for the jump off of which, two rides belonged to Ryan, two rides belonged to Theo Genn of Lebanon, Ohio and one ride belonged to Bryn Sadler of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“The course was very technical,” said Stephens. “I was hoping for six clean, so I’m happy that I got 5,” he added. The 9 a and b combination had a liverpool on the back end and saw many dropping rails. “I jump a lot of liverpools with my horses and use it in their training, so I didn’t have a problem with it,” commented Ryan.
Wellington, FL – January 11, 2013 – The 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) continued with its first week of competition on Friday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with a win for New York’s Georgina Bloomberg and South Street in the $1,500 Adequan 7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Qualifier and a championship win for Lansing and Jeanine Cash in the Adult Amateur Hunter 36-50 division.
Week one of FTI WEF runs January 9-13, sponsored by The Mar-a-Lago Club. The week will feature a full schedule of exciting hunter/jumper competition, including the $55,000 Nespresso Battle of the Sexes exhibition class as the start of the “Saturday Night Lights” series and fun events like the Jump for HomeSafe fundraiser. Highlights of week one include the $25,000 Suncast® 1.50M Championship Jumper Classic on Saturday afternoon and the $30,000 Mar-a-Lago Club Grand Prix on Sunday in the International Arena at PBIEC. The 2013 FTI WEF runs through March 31 featuring 12 weeks of world-class competition.
Eric Hasbrouck is the course designer in the International Arena this week and set the tracks for Friday’s jumper classes. In the $1,500 Adequan 7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Qualifier, Georgina Bloomberg and South Street, owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, earned victory in a class of 35 competitors. Out of those 35, ten entries went clear to jump-off, and Bloomberg and South Street had the fastest of eight double clear rounds in a time of 31.818 seconds.
Stephen Foran aboard IJF graduate Etienne B (Simsalabim x Concorde) at the WIHS. Shawn McMillen photo.
Gurnee, IL, November 19 – Stephen Foran impressed the clinicians and judges during the USHJA Emerging Athletes National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery, November 15 through 18, and earned top honors riding IJF Graduate Allegience (ex. Etienne B, 2004 BWP g. Simsalabim x Concorde, bred in USA by Bannockburn Farm LLC)
After the Nations Cup concluded the final day, four riders were asked to contest the jump-off course as a final ride-off for the placings—Foran, Ana Forssell, Ashlyn Matheus and Katie Lynch. Each rider received an unfamiliar horse from among those in the pool and had a short warm-up before tackling the course, where they were judged on their skill, style, adaptability and promptness.
“I was incredibly impressed with virtually everything Stephen did in the ring and in the stable,” said show jumping Olympic gold medalist and lead clinician Peter Wylde. “He was a convincing winner from start to finish.”