It’s a cold, wet, and windy day at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, New Jersey for the final day of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. The final horse inspection took place this morning and a total of 26 horses between the CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L came forward to present to the ground jury.
The 14 remaining pairs in the CCI3*-L were all accepted by the ground jury of Robert Stevenson (USA), Valerie Vizcarrando-Pride (USA), and Janice Conlon (USA). In the CCI4*-L, all 12 pairs that presented to the ground jury of Sue Baxter (GBR), Jo Young (CAN), and Wayne Quarles (USA) passed on first inspection.
Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, who sat in third place overnight in the CCI4*-L, elected to withdraw this morning before the final horse inspection. Payne announced on his Instagram that Quantum Leap has a heel grab that will keep him from completing the rest of the competition.
Show jumping will commence this morning at 9:30 a.m. with the CCI3*-L followed by the CCI4*-L at 11:00 a.m.
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).