Location: Aldie, VA
Farm: Southern Edition Farm
411: From Virginia, Stephen got his first taste of competition riding in for the Loudon County Pony Club. He turned professional while in college and began competing internationally in 1989. Stephen got his professional start grooming for Bruce Davidson, and has gone on to create his own eventing legacy.
Stats: age 44, Kalispell, Mont.
My Sedona: ch. m., 16 hands, 13 years, U.S.-bred Thoroughbred (Starbird Glacier—Past Noon, Sauce Boat), owned by Cindy Marvin.
Last year, this pair was sixth in the Bromont CCI*** (Que.), ninth in the Galway Downs CIC*** (Calif.), and 10th in the CIC*** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.). This spring they were fifth in a division of advanced at Twin Rivers Winter (Calif.).
Stats: age 28, Shropshire, England.
ODT Sonas Rovatio: b. g., 16.1 hands, 9 years, Irish-bred (Diamond Mine—D’s And Do’s), owned by Andrew Cawthray.
Last year, this pair was eighth at the Boekelo CCI*** (the Nether-lands), 20th at the Blenheim CIC*** (England) and won the Strzegom CCI** (Poland).
Stats: ge 55, Berkshire, England.
Grass Valley: b. g., 11 years, Irish-bred Irish Sport Horse (Legal Pressure—Connaught Gold, Clover Hill), owned by rider and New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd.
Todd rode Grass Valley to 11th place at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.) last fall, and they also finished 18th at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (England) in 2010. The previous year they placed 23rd in the Boekelo CCI*** (the Netherlands).
Stats: age 24, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Fric Frac Berence: b. g., 17.1 hands, 18 years, French-bred Selle Français (Laeken—Tyrannie II, L’Ensorceleur), owned by rider.
This pair finished 2008 with a fourth place in the CCI** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.). In 2009, they were ninth in the CIC***s at The Event At Rebecca Farm and Twin Rivers (Calif.). Last year, they were eighth at the Galway Downs CCI*** (Calif.) and 16th at the Bromont CCI*** (Que.). This spring, they placed sixth in an advanced division at Twin Rivers Winter.
Stats: age 24, Erie, Pa.
Hollywood: b. g., 16.3 hands, 19 years, U.S.-bred Thoroughbred (Mighty Adver-sary—True Knight), owned by rider.
This pair was 14th at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and 13th at the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) in 2008. In 2009 they were 27th at Rolex Kentucky before taking third at the Fair Hill CCI***. Last year, they were 28th at Rolex Kentucky. This spring, they were second in a division of advanced at Southern Pines II (N.C.) and won a division of intermediate at Full Gallop Farm March (S.C.).
Stats: age 37, Cheshire, England.
Westwood Mariner: b. g., 16.2 hands, 10 years, Irish-bred (Cult Hero—Merryfield, Forties Field), owned by Arthur Comyn.
This pair was 13th at the Blenheim CCI*** (England) in 2009. In 2010, with Ruth Edge riding, Westwood Mariner was sixth at the Chatsworth CIC*** (England).
Stats: age 36, Marshall, Va.
Destination Known: gr. g., 16.2 hands, 13 years, U.S.-bred Thoroughbred, owned by rider.
In 2008, this pair was fourth at the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.), then placed fifth at the 2009 Bromont CCI*** (Que.). Also in 2009, they were 10th at the Plantation Field CIC*** (Pa.). This spring, they placed 11th in the Red Hills CIC*** (Fla.) and third in a division of advanced at Southern Pines II (N.C.).
Stats: age 29, Tottenham, Ontario.
Kachemak Bay: dk. b. g., 16 hands, 17 years, Canadian-bred Thoroughbred (Prosperus—Gladring), owned by rider.
This pair was fourth at the 2009 Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.). This spring, they placed 14th at Pine Top Spring (Ga.).
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