The Delaware Valley Combined Training Association (DVCTA) is excited to announce their partnership with Nunn Finer for the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series." To qualify, riders must compete in both the June 24 and August 26, 2012 DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park, Wilmington, DE. (Limit one watch per rider per year.)
The Junior, Adult Amateur, Professional, and DVCTA Member rider with the combined lowest score from the two events will be awarded an Optimum Time Watch for their event riding consistency and excellence. The watches have been generously donated by Nunn Finer for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 DVCTA Horse Trials Series.
“Nunn Finer is proud to be associated with a series which promotes riders to reach new heights through healthy competition and rewards them for doing so,” said John Nunn, President of Nunn Finer. “Hopefully Nunn Finer’s participation and the participation from other organizations promotes more competitions of this nature.”
About Nunn Finer®
Nunn Finer® began in 1993 making racing equipment for the American Thoroughbred racing industry. Today, Nunn Finer® is a growing and diversified company with a focus on expanding its reach into the Western leather goods market, expanding its offering of unique animal health care solutions to both equine and companion animals, and continuing to be a leading leather goods supplier to the English equine markets worldwide. Nunn Finer® products are available worldwide through a network of authorized retailers - to learn more about Nunn Finer's Family of Brands, please visit www.nunnfiner.com.
DVCTA is a dressage and combined training association with 250 active members in 2012 and is committed to enabling riders and enthusiasts with excellent local educational and competitive opportunities. DVCTA was founded in 1965 and was a founding General Member Organization (GMO) of the USDF. Its members founded the celebrated Dressage at Devon and Chesterland 3-Day Event international competitions. In 2012, DVCTA will organize and host the USDF/USEF recognized DVCTA Dressage at Fair Hill June 9-10, two unrecognized DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park June 24 and August 26, 2012, six DVCTA Schooling Dressage Shows from March through September, and the DVCTA Championship Show at Plantation Field on October 14. More information can be found about the club and about the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series” at www.DVCTA.org.
There is a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after day one of dressage in the inaugural CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. Twenty pairs took their turn in the Rolex arena this morning in front of judges Mark Weissbecker and Helen Brettell, with Tamra Smith and Danito securing the early lead on their score of a 28.1. Shortly after, Doug Payne and Starr Witness matched Smith’s score, and nearing the end of the division, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine also said checkmate, as they claimed the same score of a 28.1.
This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian has already begun in dramatic fashion, with a snowstorm blanketing the Kentucky Horse Park the night before the first horse inspection. Now, the snow has melted, the spring flowers are out, and we are set with 63 combinations ready to canter into the Rolex Arena for the CCI5*-L, and 46 combinations in the CCI4*-S, after all horses passed the first inspection.
With snow taking the place of spectators, the first day of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian looked much different than any other year. A total of 63 horses were presented today (Wednesday, April 21) to the ground jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE), Robert Stevenson (USA), Peter Gray (CAN), and the veterinary delegate Karen Nyrop, DVM (USA).
On Saturday morning 65 horses will leave the start box at the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS to tackle Derek di Grazia's cross-country course. With 28 fences and 50 jumping efforts at 570 mpm, the horses and riders will need to be fit as they take on the highest level of the sport and the first CCI5*-L in the U.S. since 2019.