The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event kicked off this afternoon at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, N.J. with the first horse inspection for the CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L divisions.
The 17 horses in the CCI3*-L were first to present to the ground jury of Robert Stevenson (USA), Valerie Vizcarrando-Pride (USA), and Janice Conlon (USA). Jos UFO De Quidam (Heather Jane Morris) was the sole horse in the CCI3*-L to be sent to the hold box and was accepted after reinspection.
Following the CCI3*-L, the 18 horses in the CCI4*-L trotted up in front of Ground Jury President Sue Baxter (GBR) and Ground Jury Members Jo Young (CAN) and Wayne Quarles (USA). Both Danger Mouse (Caroline Martin) and Tag (Erin Pullen) were sent to the hold box but passed upon representation.
The CCI-L horses get a break tomorrow while the CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S horses perform their dressage tests. Dressage will begin in the Grand Prix Arena at 8:00 a.m. with two rings running concurrently.
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On this episode of the Equiratings Eventing Podcast, show host Nicole Brown talks to Pan American Games gold medalist and U.S. team stalwart Boyd Martin about his career to date, highs and lows, and coming back from injury.
On Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, USEF will host a member webinar providing updates on the impacts of the case of EHV-1 (neurological) reported in Ocala, Florida. This case is similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries.
As competitors rise through the levels, they often see the costs associated with competition rise and, unfortunately for most organizers, this can’t be avoided. With fewer competitors requiring more jumps, officials, footing management, etc., the expenses for running higher levels – especially FEI – are greater than lower levels.
Our sport is going to present you with many amazing opportunities, and some equally amazing challenges. While you’re sure to enjoy the opportunities, it sometimes takes a little more effort to enjoy the challenges. Contrary to the common misconception (from non-equestrians) that our sport is easy, it’s actually one of the hardest and most demanding sports of all!