A total of 32 horses were presented in front of the CCI5*-L Ground Jury at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Mars Equestrian, and 32 out of the 30 horses will move forward to show jumping. Five horses were sent to the holding box and after representing, AP Prime and K.E.C. Zara were unfortunately not accepted. The other three horses who were sent to the holding box, Jollybo, Covert Rights, and Chico’s Man VDF Z were accepted after they represented.
The American-bred Trakehner, Tsetserleg TSF only looked slightly embarrassed by his rider Boyd Martin who was sporting an American flag suit at the final horse inspection, and after presenting in front of the Ground Jury, the leading American pair were both accepted. Tsetserleg TSF (Windfall x Thabana) is a 15-year-old American bred Trakehner gelding owned by Christine, TJ, and Tommie Turner and bred by Timothy Holekamp and sits in second place, behind Michael Jung, going into show jumping.
The CCI5*-L horses were presented in front of the ground jury of Nick Burton (GBR), Gretchen Butts (USA), Christian Steiner (AUT), and the FEI Veterinary Delegate, Karen Nyrop, DVM (USA).
The best turned-out awards were presented after the final horse inspection. The CCI4*-S best turned out was awarded to William Coleman’s groom, Erin Jarboe. The CCI5*-L best turned out was awarded to Hannah Sue Burnett’s two grooms, Ashley Kapinos and Katherine Marko.
In the CCI4*-S, there were 30 horses that presented in front of the CCI4*-S Ground Jury of Peter Gray (CAN) and Bea di Grazia (USA) and the FEI Veterinary Delegate, Karen Nyrop, DVM (USA). One horse withdrew, Moonlight Crush, after being sent to the holding box. All other 29 were accepted.
Show jumping will resume at 11:00 a.m. EST with the CCI4*-S going first, and the CCI5*-L will start at 2:30 p.m. Both divisions will run in reverse order of placing.
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This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.