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Wed, 2017-03-22 08:56

Gold Cup Fast Facts: Carolina International

Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch at the 2016 Carolina International CIC & HT. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The spring season is now in full swing after Hannah Sue Burnett and Selena O’Hanlon snapped up Adequan USEA Gold Cup wins two weeks ago at Red Hills International Horse Trials. Next up on the calendar is the Cloud Eleven-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC & HT. In addition to the CIC3* and Advanced Gold Cup divisions, the Southern Pines, N.C. venue will also host Training through Intermediate levels alongside the other one- and two-star international levels.

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  • $65,000 prize money, with $35,000 exclusively for the CIC3*
  • Reigning CIC3* champions Allison Springer and Arthur have returned to defend their title
  • There will be complete live streaming of the CIC3* division, click here to tune in
  • Ian Stark returns for the second year as cross-country course designer
  • Marc Donovan to design the show jumping courses
  • Carolina has arranged another great line up of over 30 vendors.
  • CIC3* riders compete under the watchful eyes of Christina Klingspor (SWE - President) and Robert Stevenson (USA) on the ground jury


  • 54 entries
  • Schedule
    • Dressage: Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ring 3; Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Ring 3
    • Show Jumping: Friday 1:00 – 2:50 p.m., Derby Field
    • Cross-Country: Saturday 1:10 – 3:50 p.m.


  • 21 entries
  • Schedule
    • Dressage: Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Ring 1
    • Cross-Country: Saturday 4:00 – 5:10 p.m.
    • Show Jumping: 9:00 – 9:50 a.m., CenturyLink Arena

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About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series

The 2017 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Championship features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced Horse Trials and CIC3* levels. Qualifying began last fall and continues through August with the final taking place at the USEA American Eventing Championships, August 30 – September 3 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes in the Adequan Advanced Division and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion.

The 2017 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series is made possible through the support of its many loyal sponsors: Adequan, Standlee Forage, Nutrena, Merck Animal Health, Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency and FITS.


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