Beautiful day at the farm
Beautiful day at the farm
Congratulations to Mary Perry for her 2nd place finish in the inaugural BN3day hosted at the Maryland Horse Trials!
We are planning another clinic from Australian Eventer Ryan Wood at BCF on Monday, July 16th! Lessons will go from 3-8 pm, and are $100.00 per lesson. If interested, please send an email to Rose at [email protected].
Congratulations to Sherry Stephenson and Riki Smith for great efforts at the Fair Hill starter trial! Sherry won her class on Benjamin Brat and Riki won her dressage and had a clear SJ.
BCF riders and horses having a great time at the Middleburg Horse Trials with three strong XC rounds!
Mary Perry (Santa) and Cosimo finished the year in style with a win at the Loch Moy derby today! Note the BCF C4 belt complementing the ensemble!
Four-star rider Ryan Wood will be at Bennett's Creek Farm on Saturday December 2nd conducting lessons in the late morning/early afternoon! If you are interested, please contact Rose at [email protected].
Very competitive Training level horse!
Very successful weekend for our boarders
Fair Hill Starter Trial
Julie Stewart and Lofty - 1st place
Maureen Stefaniak and Jo Jo - 1st place
Jocelyn Pierce and Treya - 5th place
Loch Moy Starter Trial
Amanda Braun and Commando - 1st place
Mary Perry and Cosimo - 2nd place
Elizabeth Darr and Penelope - 3rd place
Congratulations to our horses and riders as we enter the fall season with a strong start!
Congratulations to Sherry Stephenson and Murray on their 6th place finish at New Jersey Horse Park this weekend!
We are looking for someone to half-lease this beautiful and quiet pony. Maybelline is currently field boarded at BCF with all of the riding facilities and training you need to get a young rider started! If interested, contact Rose at [email protected]
We had the sun shining on our Ryan Wood clinic yesterday, and everyone came away with confident horses, ready for the next challenge. Stay tuned for future dates with Ryan at BCF!
Sylva returning to the barn after a big jump school
Congratulations to Sherry Stephenson on her Third Place finish at MCTA today in open Training! Well done!
Trainer Rose Agard started Area II showing off with a win on Mary Perry's Cosimo at the Loch Moy Derby Cross! We welcome back Amanda Braun's Commando from his trip to Aiken where he also scored a first place ribbon at Pine Top with Caitlin Silliman in the tack!
Just concluded our highly successful clinic with Ryan Wood. Thank you to Ryan and all of the riders that participated!
The course is set for our clinic with Ryan Wood tomorrow! The chilly weather will keep us indoors but the propane heater is ready for our guests!
Craig Haynes has outdone himself, classing up the jumps for our Ryan Wood clinic this weekend, which is fully booked. Look forward to a fun weekend at the farm!
Looking forward to our clinic on December 10th with Ryan Wood, auditors are welcome to attend free of charge to see Ryan work with our boarders and guests - we will be set up indoors and outside regardless of the weather. Such a pleasure to have a rider ranked 4th overall in the USA come share his knowledge of the sport!
Ryan Wood will be at Bennett's Creek Farm for a clinic on December 10th! If you have interest in a lesson, please email Rose at [email protected]. We will have the option of our outdoor ring or the indoor to guarantee a oomfortable ride!
Snoopy and Bisou were the hit of the VHT halloween dog and cat party!
Fernhill Flame enjoying the friendly confines of the VHT coliseum and Rose Agard on her way to winning Reserve Champion in the VHT Area II Training Level Championships aboard Benjamin Brat. Photos courtesy of Amanda Braun.
Mary Perry on Cosimo and Rose Agard on Commando last weekend at VHT strutting their stuff! Photos courtesy of Amanda Braun.
Rose and Sherry at the VHT Training Championships! Rose finished second overall in a very competitive division! More pictures to follow.
Annual Bennett's Creek Farm pumpkin carving contest! You judge the winner!
Amanda Braun's Commando made a strong showing this weekend at the Five Year Old East Coast Event Horse Championship, finishing 11th in a field of 30+ horses, all of which were required to qualify during the season. With Rose Agard in the irons, Commando put in three solid phases against a strong field of imported and purpose-bred horses with largely professional riders. We are very proud of Amanda and Rose's dedication through the year to prepare Cody for this successful outing, and look forward to what the future holds for this horse and team!
Mary Perry and Cosimo also had a great run at MHT Starter this weekend, finishing in second place on her dressage score of 22!!!!
Next week will feature none other than Ryan Wood giving Fernhill Flame a run at Waredaca in the Training division and Sherry Stephenson with Murray also in Training. I will have the always predictable RF Cosmos going Sunday at Novice to see if we can improve our position of 4th on the USEA leaderboard.
Congratulations to Sherry Stephenson and Murray for their 6th place finish at SVPC in the Training Rider division. Sherry also posted a 7th place finish last weekend at the Marlborough horse trials! Photo courtesty of Gail Augustine.
Our own Julie Stewart mentioned in the Mongol Derby - 600 mile race - that she has just started
The Derby has dawned, and we've got the results of the Training Days to share. The heat is brutal and the day's are long - who do we reckon has got what it takes to win? It's madness to make Derby predictions on Day 1 but that won't stop us speculating:
Rose and Benny heading to jump 8 at MHT in good form!
Our Trainer Rose Agard on her way to a second place finish at The Maryland Horse Trials with an added bonus of winning the TIP lowest score! RF Cosmos also was part of the Adult Team Championship winning team!
Jocelyn and Treya working with Ryan Wood during his visit to BCF this week!
Superstar Ryan Wood will be at BCF this Wednesday in our jump field Wednesday from 330 to 630, if you would like to join in please let us know at [email protected]. Format will be very casual, Ryan will be working on XC technique with some of our boarders, and there is room for others to join in!
We have a rare opening in our bank barn starting in mid July, we are seeking an active event rider and horse that would be interested in taking lessons from Rose and going to Area II events. We have the full package of summer/winter facilities with multiple visiting trainers to ensure the best results! If interested, please contact Rose at [email protected], our pricing is posted on the website.
Nice weekend for the farm at Seneca Horse Trials. Rose Agard won the Training Horse division on her dressage score of 24 and Mary Perry won her Beginner Novice division with a first in all three phases! Flame also confirmed himself back at Training level with a consistent effort and Commando completed his second recognized Novice as he preps for his next YEH at Surefire.
Very pleased with the improvements made at Seneca over the last two years, it makes this event a "must" for local MD eventers! Go BCF!
The name Woodstock Bennett came from a business meeting Ryan and I had at Maria's in Aiken. It reflects the joint ownership Ryan and I have kept over 4-1/2 years in this beautiful horse! Early on, we enjoyed his summer vacations at the farm in Maryland around the time he made Novice horse of the year, where Rose got some great rides. It helps a lot when the horse is the best in the barn when it comes to manners!
Everything we have done to build the farm and our sister facility in Aiken has been worth it when you think not of the win at Bromont but the process it took to get there. The eventing community is one of the best circle of friends you can make and ours is special. In a sport of highs and lows you have to celebrate when you get your chance! Thank you Ryan and everyone involved from Bennett's breeding to the last detail at the jog! Cheers!
Commando and Rose Agard put in a great effort at Fair Hill International on Sunday, with a strong dressage test and XC round. The stadium jumping phase was difficult for all due to limited warmup but educational... this was his first Recognized show as he preps for YEH competition. Mo had a similar result but is really turning into a solid XC horse as he transitions into the event horse we hope he can be! Fair Hill did a great job in making this a top event for building confident horses, even with difficult conditions!
Photo courtesy of Amanda Braun
Congratulations to Sherry Stephenson for her 4th place finish at Fair Hill International in the Open Training B! Our trainer Rose Agard finished 5th in the OT A division with a clear SJ in a boggy field. Back tomorrow with Commando and Mo.
We lost a great member of the eventing community this weekend, please join BCF in making a donation to her daughter's future education as a way to honor her. Even a small donation can make a difference.
Millie Humphreys tragically lost her mother, Philippa, who was a great friend to so many in the sport of Eventing. This fund is set up in her honor to ensure that Millie has access to the best education possible. The community and the sport is here for Millie's family as they deal with this...
Happiness is a mud bath
Log jump relocated to the main jump field - thanks Craig!
Updated jump coming out of the woods!
Happy Easter from Bennett's Creek Farm!
Nice weekend at The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Starter show #1 for several of our riders!
Riki Cullingford and Commando - first place BN division
Mary Perry and Cosimo - first place Elementary division
(both finished on dressage score)
Erika Gonzalez and Blake - scored a 26.8 in dressage with strong jumping efforts!
Last week Sherry Stephenson and Murray finished 4th at Southern Pines as she heads back North to BCF!
Look forward to more great events in 2016!
Ryan and Mo going through the up-bank at Sporting Days!
A well deserved sunbath for our Ladies
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