Sixty-two horse and athlete combinations are set to compete in the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship this week as part of the MARS Equestrian Tryon International Three-Day Event with an additional 16 international entries to round out the class.
Top eventing athletes from coast to coast have convened at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and horses were presented to the ground jury on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 11, for the first horse inspection. All horses presented passed and will complete their dressage tests on Thursday and Friday with the first ride scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday.
The MARS Equestrian International Three-Day Event marks its inaugural year in 2020. Competitors at this year’s competition will have the opportunity to tackle the cross-country test designed by Captain Mark Phillips on the TIEC’s White Oak Course, the same venue that was used in the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, on Saturday. The four-star National Champion will be crowned after the jumping phase on Sunday afternoon.
Watch the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship live November 12-15 on USEF Network.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).