Forty-six horse-and-rider combinations representing five countries were presented to and accepted by the ground jury of Christian Landolt (SUI) and Jo Young (CAN) and FEI Veterinary Delegate Karen Nyrop (USA) this afternoon in the first horse inspection for the CICO3* at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan.
Of the five nations represented this weekend, three are fielding teams in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup: Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Australia and Switzerland are also being represented this weekend by individual competitors. Crimson, ridden by Shelby Brost for Canada, and Tight Lines, ridden by Will Coleman for the U.S., were both sent to the hold box but passed upon reinspection.
Dressage will kick off bright and early tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. with Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac first down the centerline. In the meantime, take a look at the USEA’s Fast Facts and check out the gallery from today’s horse inspection. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the USEA website and social media all weekend for coverage from the Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup!
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).