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!
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
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).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.