Phillip Dutton and Kristine Norton’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding I’m Sew Ready (Lupicor x Jarda) scored an even 42 with the last ride of the day to slide into the lead individually and propel the U.S. team to the top of the FEI Nations Cup™ leaderboard following the completion of dressage this morning at the Great Meadow International CICO3*, Presented by Adequan®.
“He’s a good moving horse,” commented Dutton of I’m Sew Ready. “I’m fortunate to get him at this stage in his career. Kristin Bond put in a lot of the work, and so it’s kind of fun for me now to be out taking him and seeing what he can do at this level, and the four-star level. I’m really pleased.”
Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda in sixth on a score of 48.2 for Team USA. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
Overnight leader Jessica Phoenix was bumped from the top spot on Don Good’s 15-year-old Westphalian gelding Pavarotti (Pavarotti van De Helle x Fidelia) and will go into this evening’s show jumping in second place. “Pavarotti is a lot of fun to ride in show jumping,” said Phoenix. “He’s super careful, he’s got ton of scope, and as long as he stays focused and relaxed it should be a really fun evening for us.”
Jan Byyny and her own and Jo and Richard Byyny’s 18-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding Inmidair sit in third place on a score of 46.6 following the completion of dressage.
US Team member Lynn Symansky and Donner are in eighth place on a score of 48.9. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
The FEI Nations Cup™ team competition is incredibly tight going into this evening’s show jumping phase. The United States is in the lead with a 139.1, with Canada hot on their heels on a 140.2. Great Britain is in third on a 151.6.
Competition will resume at 5:00 p.m. this evening over Marc Donovan’s show jumping course in the Fleming Farm Arena.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.
Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, Massachusetts (Area I) was scheduled to host two one-day events in 2020 offering Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice divisions. Their May event was forced to cancel due to COVID-19, but their September event is planning to run as scheduled.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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