Pinetop Eventing

We had an excellent start to the season at Pine Top Eventing. Nancy Winter’s No May Moon was 1st in the AI and The RICO Syndicate’s Vandyke was 2nd in the AI. The Zebedee Group’s Monbeg Zebedee was mostly super but a silly green moment kept him out of a top placing! Big congrats to student Katie Lichten on her 2nd and 3rd place finish in the OP. As always I couldn’t function without my amazing Team! A huge thank you to Paige Ansaldi, Hailey Gahan, and Devon Sutherland for all their hard work. A huge thank you to the owners and sponsors who are all so amazing!! Photo credit to Liz Crawley

Wishing all the luck in the world to HSB Eventing and Business Ben!

These photos were taken before I started balling ? This morning I put Business Ben on the trailer to go to his new home and rider. It was a huge life decision for me to sell this horse. I don’t think I could ask for a better situation for him as I know he will get the best care with an incredible rider. Wishing all the luck in the world to HSB Eventing and Business Ben!

Happy birthday Bandit!

Happy birthday to my sweetest boy Bandit! The official welcoming committee of Allison Springer Eventing! Every year he learns new skills! He has mastered running over timber but still working on those brush jumps.

5* course walk led by Allison Springer at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

Join us for a 5* course walk led by Allison Springer at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill on Friday, October 20th after the final 3* dressage horse goes! Please meet at the Young Event Horse sign near the course. Start time will be 12:30pm!

There may be a surprise for all who attend.

Welcome to Paige Ansald

What a weekend to join the team! We want to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member Paige Ansaldi! Thank you for making No May Moon look beautiful for the jog this morning!

Monbeg Zebedee

Gives me such joy when my owners are able to join me at my competitions and see the horses get rewarded for their hard work! Congratulations to Louise Whittet, Natalie Epstein, and Nancy Winter!Thank you for joining me on this journey with Monbeg Zebedee who has proven himself as a young horse. I’m ecstatic for this horses future!

Thank you United States Eventing Association for the awesome action shot!

Thanks so much to Monbeg Sport Horses for sharing this adorable Zebedee baby picture!!!!!! I owe a big thank you to Kitty King Eventing for giving him such a wonderful start and to Joanie Morris and Richard Picken Four Schools Farm for connecting us! As always a huge thank you to the Zebedee Group Natalie Epstein Louise Whittet and Nancy Winter for joining me on this awesome ride!

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

Millbrook Horse Trials

What an incredible time at Millbrook Horse Trials! From start to finish, the event was a fantastic experience. The course designer did an outstanding job creating a challenging yet fair course, and the attention to detail was evident all over the event. From the beautifully maintained grounds to the smooth schedule, everything was top notch.

All of my horses ran beautifully. No Way Moon owned by Nancy Winter ended up 1st in Open Intermediate-B, and Business Ben was close behind with a 3rd in Open Intermediate-A. Vandyke was an absolute star, making easy work on the Advanced cross-country track! It’s moments like these that remind me why I love eventing so much!!

All of my students who were at Millbrook with me this weekend also put in lovely rides! I am so proud of all of the word they do in the saddle, and I am excited about the learning that happened on course.

A big shoutout to the volunteers who put in countless hours to make this event possible. Their dedication and enthusiasm make all the difference!

7/28-30: Millbrook Horse Trials (Millbrook, NY)

  • Allison with …
    • Business Ben (owned by The Business Ben Group): 3rd in Open Intermediate-A
    • Monbeg Zebedee (owned by The Zebedee Group): 5th in Open Preliminary-B
    • No May Moon (owned by Nancy Winter): 1st in Open Intermediate-B
    • Vandyke (owned by The Rico Syndicate): 9th in Advanced

Equine Indirect Release therapy

I had an amazing and very educational day at my farm last week with World Equestrian Brands and Schaefer Equine. Dave, Avery and Harrison Schaefer are practicing Equine Indirect Release therapy (the human version is Counterstrain Therapy) and I definitely appreciate some real improvements in my horses after their sessions. I’m always wanting to figure out how I can help my horses to feel their very best and this therapy is something I am really excited about! Thank you Robin Moore for your commitment to great horsemanship and sharing that with others!