Lexington, Ky.—April 26—The five-star riders were dressed to their best, and their horses were braided and groomed to present before the ground jury on a beautiful Wednesday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington ahead of the start of competition at the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The 38 horses that jogged at High Hope Inspection Lane all passed. However, announcer Brian O’Connor informed the crowd that Andrew McConnon and Ferrie’s Cello (Chello III VDL x Karelza), set to make their five-star debut, withdrew from the competition.
The weather in Lexington for Wednesday’s jog was clear with temperatures in the 60s. However, rain is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. The dressage tests for the CCI5*-L are scheduled to begin in Rolex Stadium at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday with the first 20 horses in the field, followed by the final 18 starting at 1 p.m. EST on Friday.
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United States Eventing Association (USEA) members from all over the country gathered on Friday night for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Year End Awards Ceremony. The evening’s ceremony was led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wolf and recognized riders, horses, and game-changers in the sport of eventing with multiple awards and grants.
Hosting the Annual Meeting of Members each December has been a requirement set forth by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) by-laws (then the United States Combined Training Association) since 1959. This year, USEA members are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention from Dec. 7 - Dec. 10 for four jam-packed days of educational seminars and open forums full of conversation surrounding our sport. Lunch on Friday, however, served as an opportunity for attendees to gather together for the USEA Meeting of Members once again.
As the 2023 competition year draws to a close and many of the high-performance and other riders are connecting at this year‘s USEA annual convention, the Great Meadow International organizers would like to update you on GMI.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.