With just over six weeks until the start of competition, the Carolina International Organizing Committee is pleased to announce exciting developments for the seventh annual Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International. Running March 19-22, 2020 at the Carolina Horse Park, this year’s event will award $100,000 across the International and Horse Trial divisions, with thanks to long-term, loyal, and generous sponsors.
Outstanding prize money has been a hallmark of the Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International and in 2020 the overall total has grown to an unprecedented six-figures. This year the Setters’ Run Farm CCI4*-S awards a total of $50,000, with the division winner capturing $16,500. The Attwood Equestrian Surfaces CCI3*-S sees $25,000 on the line, $8,000 of which will be presented to the victor. While $15,000 is up for grabs in the Breezeway Sporthorse and Diagnostic Clinic & Friendship Mobile Veterinary Imaging and Sports Medicine CCI2*-S, with the winner receiving $5,000. Horse trials competitors will also receive their share of $10,000 at the Advanced through Training levels.
“The Carolina International has been a staple on the East Coast’s spring calendar for the past six years and we are once again looking forward to hosting North America’s best horses and riders in 2020. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are pleased to be offering $100,000 in prize money this year,” said Carolina International Co-Chair Robert Costello. “Carolina has always strived to be one of the premier events in North America and this record amount of prize money demonstrates our clear commitment to the sport. We look forward to seeing everyone in March for a great weekend of competition."
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
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It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).