All 44 horse-and-rider combinations in the CCI2* and CCI3* divisions were accepted this afternoon at the first horse inspection of the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.
The CCI2* ground jury of Mark Weissbecker (USA) and Robert Stevenson (USA) passed all 18 horses upon first inspection. While none of the 26 CCI3* competitors were sent to the hold box, Hawley Bennett-Awad was asked to jog Jollybo twice before the ground jury of Andrew Bennie (NZL), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Gretchen Butts (USA) accepted the pair.
Thursday and Friday will see two days packed full of action in the sandbox, with the CCI divisions kicking things off tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. and the CIC divisions taking their turn after the lunch break, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Ride times will be available here.
This is Captain Mark Phillips' second year designing at Jersey Fresh, and course builder Morgan Rowsell is also the co-designer for the two-star courses. The Jersey Shore water complex has received a complete overhaul and the three-star course will feature 10 new fences, thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Brendan Furlong. Stay tuned for the USEA's course preview.
While you're waiting for the excitement to begin, take a look at the USEA's Fast Facts and view 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 of the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event!
The future of three-day eventing is in the new USEA Event Management System (EMS)! This new software system will allow for competitors, coaches, organizers, and secretaries to have relevant event information in their hands. By using advanced technology, this new software system will be an all-encompassing tool used to provide a well-organized, smooth competition with limited contact and instant updates.
This past weekend, the footing of the new arenas at the Fair Hill Special Event Zone saw its very first hoofprints as competitors in the CCI3*-S at Fair Hill International also participated in the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Test Event. The new Fair Hill Special Event Zone, which has been specially designed with the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in mind, consists of three brand-new arenas on the infield of the recently upgraded iconic turf track and a new cross-country course designed by Ian Stark.
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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).