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 several continuous days of rain, the skies cleared over Leesburg, Virginia today as the Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L got under way with the first horse inspection. Warm weather, bright sunshine, and fall decorations set the stage for 25 horses to present before the ground jury. All 25 horses passed on first inspection. The ground jury consisted of Wayne Quarles (USA), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Sue Baxter (GBR).
While a total of 95 4- and 5-year-old horses will be vying for top-finishes in The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships next weekend, a select group of YEH graduates are entered in the CCI5*-L division at the second annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Presented by Brown Advisory. The USEA YEH program has run successfully for over 15 years, and many graduates of the program have gone onto compete at the pinnacle of the sport, the FEI 5-Star level of eventing, including the four horses entered in the 2022 Maryland 5 Star.
Founded in 2019, the MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program was initially created to assist up-and-coming riders under the age of 25 in North America who had not yet competed in a destination event, such as the program’s namesake the MARS Bromont CCI in Lac Brume, Quebec, Canada, or been recognized by the USEF programs intended for emerging athletes.. Spearheaded by the late Steve Blauner and Sue Ockendon, the program sought to give back to the sport by helping the next generation of riders get more experience under their belt with the help of the financial assistance provided by the program, and the two days of included instruction from leading coaches around the world.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.