The third annual Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event officially got underway this afternoon with the first horse inspection. The CCI*, CCI2*, and CCI3* all presented to their respective ground juries at the Reddick, Fla. event. Stephanie Goodman did not present OBOS Quality Time and Alex Banks’ withdrew Continuous before the horse inspection. The rest of the one-star field passed.
In the CCI2*, A Sportsfield Diamond, owned by the Champagne Syndicate and ridden by Katie Ruppel, was sent to the hold box and she withdrew from there. Forty horses will start in the division.
All 12 entries in the inaugural CCI3* were accepted by Jo Young, (CAN), Janet Surr (GBR), Peter Gray (CAN).
The CCI* and CIC3* are the first divisions in the dressage arena tomorrow at 9:20 a.m. (the test rides are at 9:00 a.m.). The CCI2* will then start at 12:30 p.m.
In 2000 and with the support of Joan Iversen Goswell, the Worth the Trust Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
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.