In this series, the pros walk through their approach to riding questions, fences and combinations on cross-country. This Ride Between the Flags is given by Liz Halliday-Sharp. She walks us through two Preliminary combinations seen at the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials Presented by Brian Cox Farm Team, where she and Cooley Caviar won the Preliminary Horse division. Click here for all of our Ride Between the Flags series.
This was a combination that we experienced at the first event of the year in Florida and it was a great question I felt for a Preliminary horse.
Most eventers recognize a licensed official as their judge, technical delegate or cross-country course designer, but many haven’t considered how these officials found themselves in those roles. The path to becoming licensed is often long, undulating and expensive, and yet these individuals do it to keep the sport alive for years to come. In this series, we explore what exactly it takes to become a licensed official. First up, cross-country course designer.