Richland Horse Park
Richland Park Horse Trials


2014 Richland Park Horse Trials - August 21 - 24, 2014

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Official show Photographer for 2013

Shannon Brinkman


Original Oil Paintings by Darianne Burns

Winners of the 2012 CIC3***
Becky Holder and Can't Fire Me

Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
Buck Davidson riding Ballynoe Castle RM, winner of the 2011 CIC 3***
Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
2010 Winner of the CIC 3 *
Senlena O'Hanlon and Colombo

Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
Winners of the 2009 CIC 3*, Leslie Law & Fleeceworks Mystere Du Val,
Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
Winners of the 2008 CIC 3*, Leslie Law & Fleeceworks Mystere Du Val,
Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
Becky Holder and Courageous Comet
winners of the 2007 CIC 3***

Original Oil Painting by
Darianne Burns Whitt.
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Richland Park is extending a heartfelt thank you for a job well done to Mike Etherington-Smith as he steps down from designing the Cross Country courses at Richland Park.  As head of British Eventing, Mike is now concentrating on his duties and responsibilities and is focused on the 2010 World Games being held at the Kentucky Horse Park.   We wish him well and will be forever grateful for his part in bringing world class eventing to Richland Park.

We are pleased and very excited to present Ian Stark as his replacement.  Ian is quickly earning a reputation as a world class designer and has been responsible for the CIC *** at Chatsworth, the CIC *** at Galway Downs, and Central Scotland CIC**.  Ian was born in Galashiels in the Borders in 1954 and began riding at the young age of 10.  One of the most popular riders of all times, he won four Olympic silver medals; Los Angeles in 1984 as part of the Great Britain team that finished second in the three day event.  Four years later in Seoul, he added two more silver medals, in the show jumping competition and in the three day event.  In the 2000 Sydney games, once again in team show jumping he earned another silver medal.  Along the way, there were disappointments when in the 1992 Games in Barcelona his horse went lame and in 1996 in Atlanta where a fall on cross-country proved costly as the team missed out on a medal.   Ian is also a three time winner of the prestigeous Badminton Horse Trials.  He won his first two titles in 1986 and 1988 riding “Sir Wattie” and claimed a third win in 1999 riding “JayBee”.  His 1988 win was even more notable in that he not only won the event, but also on his other horse “Glenburnie”, he finished second and is the only person to achieve this feat.  Ian also won gold as part of the British team that won the World title in Gawler, Australia in 1986 riding “Oxford Blue”.   In the 1990 World Championships in Stockholm, he picked up silver medals in both team and individual events on “Murphy Himself”.  In 1991 he won two gold medals in Punchestown, Ireland in the European Championships riding “Glenburnie”.  He went on to win two more golds in the team events of 1997 and 1999.  In 1997 the event was held at Burghley England where he was partnered with “Arakai”, and in 1999, in Luhmuhlen, Germany, he was partnered with “JayBee”.  Ian retired from competition at the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.  We are excited to have Ian as part of Richland Park and look forward to seeing the riders and horses negotiate his courses in August.

As many of you know, Ian was unable to attend the 2009 event due to a serious illness that kept him in hospital during the competition. Originally, he was planning on designing while here the week of the competition, but it wasn't meant to be. Once the doctors cleared him to travel and resume normal activities he came to Richland Park to design for the 2010 competition. He arrived here October 20 and met with our head course builder, Bert Wood to discuss changes and lay out the 2010 tracks. I won't give anything away, but first timers as well as repeat competitors will find fair, challenging, and changed courses from Novice through CIC 3***.