The final day at the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Elkton, Maryland began with a cold and windy final horse inspection for the remaining 48 CCI2* and 33 CCI3* competitors.
The CCI2* horses were presented to the ground jury of Gretchen Butts (USA) and Peter Gray (CAN) and all were accepted. Jan Byyny and Volcan de Caverie and Courtney Sendak and DGE TheManInTheGlass were both sent to the hold box but passed upon represntation. Jill Thomas withdrew OBOS Darko prior to the final horse inspection.
The CCI3* Ground Jury of Mark Weissbecker (USA), Angela Tucker (GBR), and David Lee (IRL) accepted all the CCI3* horses. Ashley Kehoe and Kiltealy Toss Up were sent to the hold box and then asked to jog twice upon representation but were accepted.
The CCI2* horses will begin show jumping over Marc Donovan's course in reverse order of standing starting with Cassandra Wallskog and Cooley Castle at 10:00 a.m. in the William duPont, Jr. Arena. Following the CCI2* awards ceremony, the CCI3* will show jump in reverse order of standing beginning with Lindsay Kelley and Cooley Cruise Control at 1:00 p.m.
Need a refresher of what’s happened so far in the CCI2* and CCI3* at Fair Hill? Click herefor a recap of Thursday’s competition, click here to find out how thing stood at the completion of dressage, and click here to read about what went down on cross-country yesterday.
Check out the USEA Instagram Story for coverage of today’s show jumping competition!
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).