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.
If you were involved in equestrian sports at all last year, you probably noticed how COVID incentivized the industry to make a few changes in day-to-day business operations. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) caught up with the STRIDER leadership team to learn more about recent industry trends after their trip earlier this month to EQUITANA USA at the Kentucky Horse Park.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.