MEET ELLIE

Elinor O’Neal found her way to horses at a young age through her mother who is an avid foxhunter and MFH with Rocky Fork Headly Hunt in central Ohio. Ellie grew up fox hunting and participating in Pony Club events and it was through Pony Club that she had the opportunity to volunteer at Rolex Kentucky CCI4* in 2001.

Ever since then she has been fully committed to her career in eventing. After getting her start in Ohio, training with Canadian Olympian Bruce Mandeville, Ellie made the move to Ocala, Florida, to continue her education. She has trained with Karen and David O’Connor for most of her career and has also ridden under the eye of Leslie Law, Clayton Fredericks and Captain Mark Phillips. Ellie has been named to the USEF Developing Rider List three times, completed her first CCI4* in 2016 and went on to represent Team USA on the Nations Cup Team at Boekelo CCI3* that fall..

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017

  • 1st Place Ocala International CCI1* (Fury H)

2016

  • 23rd Place Boekelo (NED) CCI3* (RF Eloquence)
  • Completed Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (RF Eloquence)
  • 7th Place Red Hills CIC3* (RF Eloquence)
  • 4th Place Rocking Horse Intermediate (RF Panamera)
  • 2nd Place Rocking Horse Preliminary (RF Panamera)
  • USEA Area 8 3rd Place Advanced Rider of the Year.

2015

  • 2nd Place Plantation Field CIC1* (RF Panamera)
  • 4th Place Richland Park CIC1* (RF Panamera)
  • 2nd Place Chattahoochee CIC1* (RF Panamera)
  • 5th Place Chattahoochee CIC3* (RF Eloquence)
  • 5th Place The Fork Advanced (RF Eloquence)
  • 2nd Place Poplar Place CIC3* (RF Eloquence)
  • 6th Place Red Hills International CIC3* (True Dynamite)
  • USEA Area 8 2nd Place Advanced Rider of the Year

2014

  • 11th Place and Highest Placed First Timer Fair Hill CCI3* (RF Eloquence)
  • 1st Place Poplar Place CIC3* (RF Eloquence)
  • 3rd Place Poplar Place CIC1* (Rendezvous With Charly)
  • 1st Place Chattahoochee Hills Advanced (RF Eloquence)
  • 2nd Place Ocala International CCI2* (RF Eloquence)
  • 5th Place Ocala International CCI2* (Rendezvous With Charly)
  • 7th Place Carolina International Advanced (True Dynamite)
  • 3rd Place Red Hills International CIC2* (Rendezvous With Charly)
  • USEA Area 8 Intermediate Rider of the Year

2013

  • USEF National One Star Champion (Rendezvous With Charly)
  • 1st Place Poplar Place CIC1* (Rendezvous With Charly)
  • 4th Place The Fork Advanced (RF Eloquence)
  • 3rd Place Poplar Place Advanced (RF Eloquence)

2012

  • 7th Place Bromont CCI2* (RF Eloquence)
  • 1st Place Poplar Place Intermediate (RF Eloquence)

2010

  • 2nd Place American Eventing Championships JYOP (Parador Mail)

2009

  • USEF National 19-21 Year Old Champion Midsouth CCI1* (Parador Mail)
  • 1st Place American Eventing Championships JYOP (Woodstock)

2008

  • USEF National Young Rider Champion Fair Hill CCI2* (Woodstock)

ELLIE IN ACTION

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