Competitors dressed to impress this afternoon at the first horse inspection for the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event. This iconic event in Fair Hill, Maryland, attracts top horse and rider pairs to go head to head for their chance at USEF CCI3* and CCI2* Eventing National Championship titles and $50,000 in prize money.
In the CCI3*, all 36 horses presented were accepted by the Ground Jury. Two horses in this division were held: Buck Davidson's mount Carlevo and Sara Moore's mount Polaris. Both were accepted upon representation.
All 61 CCI2* horses presented were approved to compete, with one entry, Robert Waylon's mount Born Ready, held but accepted when represented.
The 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day gets underway today in Elkton, Md. with the first veterinary inspection. The event plays host to a CCI3*, CCI2* and the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships. For many eventers this is the highlight of their fall season and hours of work went into the event – here’s what you need to know:
YEH Fast Facts
Germany has won the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing for the fourth time since the series began in 2012. A fine performance for second place behind New Zealand at the final leg this weekend at Boekelo (NED) took Germany 80 points ahead of Great Britain on the series leader board, with France finishing in third overall.
FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing is contested over nine events across Europe plus The Plains (USA), and is the world’s only team eventing series.
Germany contested seven out of nine legs of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, scoring a remarkable five wins: at Strzegom (POL), Houghton Hall (GBR), Wiener Neustadt (AUT), on home ground at Aachen (GER) and at Waregem (BEL). The team was also third at Haras du Pin (FRA).
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.
Seventeen wildfires have been blazing across California since Sunday night and to date have consumed 115,000 acres, 1,500 structures, and threatened the lives of thousands of humans and animals. California State Jerry Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, and Orange counties. There are mandatory evacuations in place for several areas, and we've compiled some resources for those of you with four-legged family members in need of evacuation and shelter.
The USEA is made up of over 12,000 members, each with their own special horses and experiences. Now on Course highlights the many unique stories of our membership. Do you and your horse have a tale to tell? Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Submit your story to Jessica Duffy.
The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team concluded the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ season at Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO3*, October 5-8, 2017. In a massive field that drew 99 combinations, U.S. team members Katherine Coleman, Caroline Martin, and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp were among the 68 that completed one of the toughest CCI3* competitions on the calendar. Halliday-Sharp placed 16th individually to lead the U.S. team, who finished seventh in the team standings.
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your tips to [email protected].
James Alliston and Happenstance jumped clean around Ian Stark’s CIC3* cross-country course to claim the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* at the Woodside International Horse Trials in Woodside, Calif. today. Just ten of the thirteen CIC3* pairs completed Stark’s course, and seven of those finished without jumping penalties.
Thirteen riders competed today in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division at the Woodside International Horse Trials in Woodside, Calif. as well as just one competitor in the Advanced division. The riders completed the dressage test this morning and tackled Michael Roy Curtis’ show jumping course beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Both the CIC3* and Advanced divisions at Woodside serve as qualifying divisions for the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series, which will culminate with the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final at the 2018 American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
The Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and Advanced divisions completed their dressage tests earlier this morning at the Woodside International Horse Trials in Woodside, California, and will show jump over Michael Roy Curtis’ course this evening at 5:00 p.m. The finale will take place on cross-country tomorrow morning.
Ian Stark has been designing the cross-country course at Woodside for the last three years. Riders in the CIC3* and Advanced division will tackle nearly exactly the same track, with just the corner combination at fence 12 presenting different questions for the two divisions. The 3,400-meter track comprises 20 obstacles and a total of 34 jumping efforts to be completed in five minutes and 58 seconds.
It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers. Without them horse shows and programs could not succeed, and these volunteers go above and beyond to make sure every rider feels comfortable and confident. Do you know a volunteer who should be nominated as Volunteer of the Month? We are looking for our next feature. Email your tips to [email protected].