While much of the country’s attention was focused on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day, the same weekend a just as exciting event was being held on the others side of the country. For the first time ever the Fresno County Horse Trials hosted a Novice Three-Day – part of the USEA Classic Series. The 11 horses and riders got to experience the thrill of endurance day while taking part in a series of educational activities to grow their knowledge of the long format.
Karen Burks and her own Tim Terrific scored a 29.9 in the dressage to sit a mere 0.1 behind overnight leaders, Julie White and Mind The Gap. When White accrued 4.4 penalties on Phase D it opened the door for Burks to take the win – only adding 0.8 penalties on Phase D throughout the entire three days.
Chesterfield, SC, March 8, 2017 — The Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is pleased to welcome a new design and build team for the May 4-7, 2017 competition at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, SC.
We welcome Chris Barnard as the show jumping course designer, John Michael Durr as the cross-country course designer, and Dylan Barry as builder. Rob Mobley will also return as co-builder and to help with repair and maintenance during the competition.