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!
From the time we begin jumping, we are always working on perfecting the canter. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to train with a variety of top professionals and each had their tried and true method for developing the right canter to jump a clear round. The best instructors have their own methods for helping their students recognize this “perfect” canter.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.