With the addition of the CCI5*-L at Fair Hill International beginning in 2020 and with considerable interest from organizers in exploring options for other dates and venues for CCI4*-L in both the spring and the autumn, the US Equestrian Eventing Sport Committee has unanimously decided to issue a Request for Expressions of Interest/Bid Applications from organizers.
Additionally, with the withdrawal of the Great Meadow application to run a FEI Eventing Nations Cup (CCIO4*-S), the Eventing Sport Committee is seeking to determine if there are organizers interested in submitting an application to the FEI to add Nations Cup to the US Eventing Calendar.
Please pay close attention to the fact that you must submit three dates in ranked order preference as well as indicate any blackout date(s) which are within two weeks prior to or following each of the dates you have submitted, including the reason a competition would be unable to run on the date(s) indicated. You are also encouraged to submit letters of support from members of your community and/or athletes who would support the concept of either of these levels at the specific venue.
The applications are located in your competition management dashboard accessed through your competition ID. Please complete the information in its entirety and return it to the Eventing Department by no later than close of business March 15, 2019.
The timeline will be as follows:
Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.
Fresh off a top 15 finish in the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star, Cosby Green is back in Lexington attending class at the University of Kentucky (UK). The 21-year-old is an undergraduate student, a team member and the social chair of the UK eventing team, has two upper-level event horses, Copper Beach and Highly Suspicious, and a young horse, McCreary, who she rode on the winning team of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
Course designer Pierre Michelet's cross-country courses for the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion were extravagant as always and put young horses to the ultimate test in the 6- and 7-year-old Championships. The 2021 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) move forward after the final phase sitting in 30th overnight on a score of 55.8.
The inaugural Event at TerraNova kicked off with dressage on Friday at Terranova Equestrian in Myakka City, Florida. In the CCI4*-S the first rider down the centerline Leslie Law (GBR) took the early lead riding the Irish Sport Horse Typically Fernhill (Dondoctro Ryal K x Castlefield Sarah), owned by Craig McCallum, on 27.2. He maintained the lead through the lunch break and then Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her syndicated Selle Francais gelding Rubens d’Ysieux (Balougran x Orenda d/Ysieux / Mr. Blue) took the top spot with 26.1.