Last competition of 2023

This past weekend was officially our last competition of 2023 with amazing performances by the Allison Springer Eventing team! Hailey Gahan was 2nd in the OT on Francesca Broggini’s Cooley High Flyer and she was 5th in the OT on Kendall Adam’s Hint of Gold! Devon Sutherland was 7th in the TR on her Mega Bucks! Our awesome neighbor Christy Donovan was 6th on her Oblin’s Fleet. A huge thank you to all our amazing clients, students, horses, supporters, family and friends that keep this amazing group rolling!

MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

The fall season is one my favorite and busiest times of year! I am so grateful to be at MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill p/b Brown Advisory this week with Nancy Winter’s No May Moon but wanted to take a moment to highlight the amazing progress some of my students have been making!

These people have been making me proud at every turn. From Maryland Horse Trials, Morven Park International, Old Tavern Horse Trials, and even the Piedmont Jumper Classic, we’ve seen moments of sheer brilliance, a touch of humility (because let’s face it, horses are masters at humbling us), and so much learning.

I am so, so proud of my students and their hard work. Congratulations to Hailey Gahan, Katie Lichten, Allyson Thomas, Courtney Olmstead, Lizzie Olmstead, Martha Wunder, Francesca Broggini, Kendal Adams and Liv Devening on their wonderful rides over the past couple of weeks.

Here are a few of our results
Plantation Field International Horse Trials
– Katie Litchen with HTS Jensen R: 1st in the CCI2*-S
The Fork at Tryon
– Matha Wunder with I’ll Have Another: 3rd in Open Novice
Maryland Horse Trials & Area II Championships
– Francesca Broggini with Cooley High Flyer: 1st in Open Training

American Eventing Championships

The AECs were a very busy and fun week! I cannot thank my dear childhood friend Cheryl Murphy Brownell for coming along on another “working holiday”!!! Cheryl is so fun to have around and did all my amazing tail braids this weekend! The next time I will see her will be at our 30th high school reunion!

So incredibly proud of my students this weekend at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships Presented by Nutrena Feeds !!!! Sisi Gallagher was the big winner in the Training Rider Championships, Conner Ann Clark was 10th in the Modified Rider Championships, @kendallAdams was 11th and Katie Tyer was 15th in the Novice Junior Rider division, Kathleen Herbig was 16th in the Novice Master Amateur Championships!!!!

Nancy Winter’s homebred Connemara Dazzling Nocturne and I were 11th in the Novice Horse division, Emma Whittaker was 3rd on HSH Golden Boy in the Junior 14 and under Beginner Novice division and Jen Rodgers All Clear Farm and her AC Sir Elton were Reserve Champion TIP in the Novice Horse division!

So honored to be a part of your journey! Congrats to all!!!

Great Meadow International

What a fantastic weekend at Great Meadow International! This show never fails to amaze me – the atmosphere, the camaraderie, catching up with familiar faces – it truly feels like a second home.

A massive shoutout to the incredible volunteers who keep the gears turning and the show staff who pour their hearts into making this event a success. And of course, a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors who stand by us, making moments like these possible.

Showing three horses is no small feat, but my dream team really brought their A-game. Business Ben owned by The Business Ben Partnership in the CCI3*-S, and Monbeg Zebedee, owned by The Zebedee Group in the CCI2*-S, both securing top 20 spots. No May Moon owned by Nancy Winter, dazzled in the CCI3*-S as well, finishing 4th.

And a big cheer for my talented student Katie Lichten, who dominated the CCI2*-S with a 3rd place finish and an impressive win in the Piedmont Equine CCI2*-S Under 25 aboard HTS Jensen R. It would be hard to follow that up- except she also secured 4th place in the CCI2*-S and a 2nd in the Piedmont Equine CCI2*-S Under 25 on Romans Code Red! It’s not every day that you get to take 1st and 2nd!

Speaking of success, our recent sales horse HSH Golden Boy is off to an amazing start with his new owner Emma Whitaker. They made their mark at the Fair Hill International August Horse Trials, clinching the win in the Beginner Novice Rider-B division.

8/25-27: MARS Great Meadow International (The Plains, VA)

  • Melissa Nice with Smokin Meers: 21st in the CCI2*-S
  • Katie Lichten with …
    • HTS Jensen R: 3rd in CCI2*-S + 1st in Piedmont Equine CCI2*-S Under 25
    • Romans Code Red: 4th in CCI2*-S + 2nd in Piedmont Equine CCI2*-S Under 25
  • Allison Springer with …
    • Business Ben (owned by The Business Ben Partnership): 17th in CCI3*-S
    • Monbeg Zebedee (owned by The Zebedee Group): 11th in CCI2*-S
    • No May Moon (owned by Nancy Winter): 4th in CCI3*-S

8/13-14: Fair Hill International August Horse Trials (Elkton, MD)

  • Emma Whitaker with ASE graduate HSH Golden Boy: 1st in Beginner Novice Rider-B

Congrats to Devon Sutherland and Cash

Huge congrats to Devon Sutherland and Cash on their 3rd place at Hunt Club Farms in their first Training!

What a WEEKEND for Allison Springer Eventing!

What a WEEKEND for Allison Springer Eventing! In one weekend we were spread out over the Middleburg Horse Trials, Upperville Colt & Horse Show, and Essex Horse Trials! Not only did Business Ben come out after a hiatus, but HSH Golden Boy (who is for sale!) ate up the Open Training course and brought home a blue ribbon! Devon also had a fabulous weekend with Nancy Winter’s Dazzling Nocturne- scroll down for some adorable photos- and brought home two championships and multiple blues.

Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Cuteness overload! Nancy Winter’s Dazzling Nocturne, beautifully ridden by Devon Sutherland, was the big winner at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in the Purebred Connemara classes!

Virginia Horse Center Eventing

Another weekend of eventing! So happy with Zeb and all of my students on a great weekend
5/26-28 Virginia Horse Center Eventing (Lexington, VA)
Allison with Monbeg Zebedee (owned by the Zebedee group): 5th in 2*s
Katie Lichten with HTS Jensen 4th in 2*L
Melissa Nice and Smoking Meers 15th in the 2*L
Sisi Gallagher and HH Rockstar 3rd in the Open Modified
Natalie Epstein with Fanta: 2nd in Open Novice
5/27-28 Loch Moy Starter Trials (Adamstown, MD)
Martha Wunder with…
I’ll Have Another: 1st in Novice & TIP champion
Honest Smile: 3rd in LR Dressage

Hunt Club Farms Horse Trials

I am so excited that our momentum from the past weeks has carried us through another fantastic weekend. We are excited to keep our positive energy going!
5/20-21: Hunt Club Farms Horse Trials (Berryville, VA)
Allison with …
Dazzling Nocturne (owned by Nancy Winter): 3rd in Open Novice-B
HSH Golden Boy (owned by Louise Whittet): 1st in Open Training-A
Pip’s Thunderbolt (owned by Julia Luce): 4th in Open Novice-A
Head Groom Hailey Gahan with Painted Sky: 6th in Open Modified
Olivia Devening and Maximum: 4th in Modified Rider
Katie Tyler and Excel Star Beholden: 7th in Open Novice-A
Kendall Adams and Hint of Gold 6th: in Training Rider-B
Katie Lichten and Tullibards Excellence: 2nd in Open Novice-A
Natalie Epstein and Fanta: 14th in Open Novice-A

Tryon and Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials

We have really been rocking and rolling the past couple weeks! We have had such a fantastic start to the season- I cannot wait to see what the rest of it holds.

5/10-14: Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort Spring International (Tryon, NC)
Allison Springer with …
Monbeg Zebedee (The Zebedee Group): 23rd in CCI2*-S
No May Moon (owned by Nancy Winter): 4th in CCI3*-L
Vandyke (owned by The Rico Syndicate): 17th in CCI4*-S

4/29-30: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials (Leesburg, VA)
Allison with …
Pip’s Thunderbolt (owned by Julia Luce): 12th in Open Beginner Novice
Head Groom Hailey Gahan with Painted Sky: 13th in Open Training
Sarah Greenway with LF Helios: 4th in Open Beginner Novice