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.
Finding a penny on heads is pretty lucky, but finding a Penny that has a mane, tail, and talent to boot? Now that’s grounds for an eventing prospect. Mix a little luck and a lot of experience with the right opportunity and that’s the exact recipe that Area VII eventer Jacqueline Cameron found herself smack dab in the middle of in April 2021.
With less than 20 days remaining until the United States Eventing Association American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds at Rebecca Farm, to date over five hundred entries have been received. Entries for the event close on August 16, 2022. Those entrants in the AEC championship divisions this year are qualifying under the requirements that have been in place for the last several years. However, for those intending to compete at the 2023 AEC in Kentucky, the USEA Board of Governors have approved a strengthening to the qualification requirements.
The USEA Board of Governors (BOG) concluded a productive two days of the August BOG meeting on Wednesday, August 9th in Dulles, Virginia led by USEA President Max Corcoran. All but four BOG members were able to attend in person this year. Many key items related to eventing in the U.S. were discussed at great length including safety, membership strategies, competition procedures, visibility of the sport, and more over the course of the two-day gathering.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.