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.
The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.
After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.
The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.
The 2020 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Future Event Horse (FEH) Central Championships took place yesterday, September 24 at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas. With four new champions crowned, this marked one of the first USEA Championships to be held in 2020. Jayne Lloyd, the organizer of the Championships shared, “Everyone had a nice day with their youngsters. The quality of horses is getting better and better. Haras [Hacienda] is a lovely facility to put this on – great stabling, great footing, all indoor because we’ve had some bad weather the past few days. But overall, I think it all went really well.”