The 19 remaining horses in the CCI3* all passed the final horse inspection this morning at the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. In the CIC3*, Sandro’s Star, ridden by Chris Talley, and Get Lucky, ridden by Matt Flynn, were both sent to the hold box by the ground jury of Andrew Bennie (NZL), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Gretchen Butts (USA). Sandro’s Star was passed upon reinspection, but Get Lucky was not accepted.
All 17 of the horses in the CCI2* were passed by the ground jury of Mark Weissbecker (USA) and Robert Stevenson (USA). In the CIC2*, Volcan de Caverie, ridden by Jan Bynny, and Bruisyard Hall, ridden by Holly Payne Caravella, were both held but passed after representing. Cinco de Mayo, ridden by Ashely Kehoe, was not accepted. Will Coleman withdrew Boris O'Hara from the CIC2* prior to the final horse inspection.
Show jumping kicked off this morning at 10:00 a.m. with the CIC2*. The CIC3* will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., followed by the CCI3* at 2:00 p.m. and the CCI2* at 3:00 p.m. You can follow along with the live scores by clicking here, and stay tuned to the USEA’s social media from coverage of today’s competition.
The USEA would like to feature your IEL team! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and currently has 82 registered teams from every USEA area and 46 events hosting an interscholastic team challenge.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.