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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US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Luke Syndicate's Luke 140, the selected mount for Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.), will be replaced by Martin’s first direct reserve, Tsetserleg, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, Thomas Turner, and Tommie Turner. Luke 140 sustained a minor injury during his training preparation and has been withdrawn from consideration for the team but is expected to make a full recovery.
If we go along with the edict that preparation is everything, then getting the warm-up right for each phase at a competition is crucial and should be treated as though it is as important as what happens inside the arena or on the course. CCI5* rider Jennie Brannigan gives us her top tips for a good warm-up for the jumping phases.
World-class equestrian competition is back with full spectator attendance and opportunities for giving back
After a one-year hiatus for spectators due to Covid-19, The Event at Rebecca Farm will be running at full strength for competitors and spectators, July 21-25. The Event draws more than 600 riders and 8,000 spectators each year to the picturesque Flathead Valley in northwest Montana.
Max Corcoran, President of the USEA & 5* event groom, joins host Nicole Brown. Talking all things from preparations & time management tips to specific top-level grooming insights. Max shares her wealth of experience with us, highlighting that knowing your horse is the most important factor when considering all elements of equine management.