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October 22, 2018

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, is in France to compete in the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, is in attendance at the Championships and is blogging for the USEA about her experience. 

October 21, 2018

Nine horses competed for the 2018 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championship title today at the Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, Calif. and it was the girls who prevailed. While only nine horses showed up to the West Coast YEH Championships compared to the 53 on the East Coast, Championship judges Sally Ike (USA), Lucinda Green (GBR), and Chris Ryan (IRL) stated they saw great talent on both coasts. The judges flew straight from the YEH East Coast Championships at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Md. to Fresno and got right to it, crowning two sets of female teams as Champions.

October 21, 2018

It was a great weekend for the U.S. at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers with Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp finishing third in the 6-year-old class aboard Cooley Moonshine and seventh in the 7-year-old class with Cooley Quicksilver.


Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine. Libby Law Photo.

Deborah Halliday’s Cooley Moonshine, an Irish Sport Horse gelding (Cobra x Kilpatrick Duchess), started the CCI* in first on a 22.4 and kept the lead after a double clear cross-country round. Cooley Moonshine lowered one rail in show jumping to settle for third place.

October 20, 2018

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, is in France to compete in the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, is in attendance at the Championships and is blogging for the USEA about her experience. 

October 19, 2018

The second day of competition in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event in Elkton, Maryland was jam-packed with talented young horses demonstrating their skills over fences and showing off their gallop for YEH Judges Sally Ike (USA) and Lucinda Green (GBR). After a full day of competition, the USEA YEH East Coast 4- and 5-year-old Champions were crowned.

October 19, 2018

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, are in France at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, is in attendance at the Championships and is blogging for the USEA about her experience. 

October 18, 2018

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships bring together the best and brightest young talent to show off their skills on the flat and over fences. Today, 16 4-year-olds and 40 5-year-olds performed their dressage tests in front of judges Sally Ike (USA) and Lucinda Green (GBR) and were judged on their conformation by Chris Ryan (IRL) in the USEA YEH East Coast Championships at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland.

October 18, 2018

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, are in France at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, is in attendance at the Championships and is blogging for the USEA about her experience. 

We got up early and had a very French breakfast made by our host, which beat the piece of tongue I had last night (it had hair on it, so I’m not sure what part it came from, but I can assure you as a veterinarian, it was NOT tongue). Then we headed out to watch Doug school early, then watch dressage and walk cross-country.

October 18, 2018

Much like how a student will spend the year studying and preparing for a comprehensive final exam, the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship jumping test is designed to be the ultimate test of a young horse’s education over fences. Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland has been hosting the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships concurrent with their fall three-day event for 10 years, serving as the final stop of the season for many 4- and 5-year-old young event horses.

YEH East Coast Championship course designer Trish Gilbert shared that she has crafted the YEH jumping course to provide an across-the-board test of the young event horse’s ability to tackle different questions, both in the show jumping arena and on the cross-country course.

October 17, 2018

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, are in France to compete in the FEI World Eventing Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses, Quantum Leap's breeder, is in attendance at the Championships and is blogging for the USEA about her experience. 

October 17, 2018

The 2018 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Championships are taking place this weekend. First, the East Coast Championships will take place at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland spanning two days, October 18-19. Then on Sunday, October 21, the West Coast Championships will run at Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP) in Fresno, California.

October 17, 2018

The 2018 edition of the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships got underway today at Le Lion d’Angers in France with the first horse inspection.

The U.S. is being represented by two horses in the 7-year-old CCI2* Championships - Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Lion d’Angers Prize and Grant recipient, Quantum Leap and Cooley Quicksilver. Quantum Leap (Quite Capitol x Report to Sloopy) is a Zweibrucker gelding, owned and ridden by Doug Payne and owned by Payne and Susan and Dave Drillock. He was bred by Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorses in Oxford, Maryland and was purchased by Payne as a yearling. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp’s Cooley Quicksilver is an Irish Sport Horse gelding (Womanizer x Kylemore Crystal).

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