The inaugural Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge (YTC) – East Coast Final continued on Saturday with the cross-country phase of the competition. In the CCI1*-L and CCI3*-L, teams made up of riders from across the country have taken the lead while the Area II team holds strong in the CCI2*-L competition.
Johnson’s Area Five, Three, and Seven conglomerate team has overtaken the lead at the CCI 1*-L level, on a score of 98.7 before Show Jumping. Teammates include Chloe Johnson, Camryn Chung, Crockett Miller, Ava Holmes. The Area Two team combining Ella Braundel, Carolina Brown, Grace Mykityshyn, and Juliana Cassar hold a score of 132.4 for reserve.
The Area Two team continues to dominate the six-team competition in the CCI2*-L, remaining on a sub-100 score of 99.4 produced by members Jackson Dillard, Mia Braundel, Maddie Hale, and Kiera Kenny.
Jackson Dillard also leads the Individual race, holding both first and second place with Layla Q and Elmo, respectively.
The leading team hailing from Areas Two, Three, and Eight, with team members Alexandra Baugh, Elizabeth Bortuzzo, Benjamin Noonan, and Sarah Bowman continue to hold the lead i the CCI3*-L, now on a score of 115.1. The team from Areas Five and Six are also now competing without a drop score and carry forward a score of 257.
Like Dillard, Baugh holds the top two places in the Individual competition, riding MHS Fernhill Finale and I Spye to first and second.
How to Watch
Tune in to the live stream from The Dutta Corp Tryon International Three-Day Event on USEF Network now through Sunday, Nov. 14.
After a one-year gap, eventers from all over are ready to gather together and engage in four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s convention begins Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel and continues through the weekend.
Over 40 horses competed in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) 5-year-old East and West Coast Championships in 2015. The YEH East Coast Championships were held during the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland, while the YEH West Coast Championships took place at Galway Downs in Temecula, California. Following 2015’s YEH finale, many of the graduating class of the 2015 USEA Young Event Horse Championships have gone on to make their mark on the upper levels of eventing.
Nicole Brown is joined by a panel of experts including top FEI veterinarian Dr. Emily Sandler-Burtness, five-star eventer Will Faudree, and professional eventer and horsemanship expert Tik Maynard to answer all of your biggest questions.
I’d like to start my Holiday Pressure Proof Tip with an excerpt from my new book Bolder Braver Brighter.
"Imagine leaning against a tree while your horse grazes happily beside you. You feel the warm sunshine and breeze on your cheek, hear the chirping of nearby birds, and smell the fragrance of the grass and wildflowers. Your horse nickers quietly and all you can think about is how lucky you are to have this horse and this sport and this life… right here, right now.