The 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day gets underway today in Elkton, Md. with the first veterinary inspection. The event plays host to a CCI3*, CCI2* and the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships. For many eventers this is the highlight of their fall season and hours of work went into the event – here’s what you need to know:
YEH Fast Facts
Jenny Caras and Fernhill Fortitude competing in the 2016 Fair Hill CCI3*. USEA/Shelby Allen Photo.
CCI Fast Facts
Lots of ribbons on offer this week! USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
Competition Schedule (Full schedule with special events available here)
Wednesday, October 11
1:00 p.m. CCI Horse Inspection
Thursday, October 12
8:00 a.m CCI Dressage
8:00 a.m. YEH Dressage
Friday, October 13
8:00 a.m. CCI Dressage
8:00 a.m. YEH Jumping Phases
Saturday, October 14
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CCI2* Cross-Country
1:45 - 4:45 p.m. CCI3* Cross-Country
Sunday, October 15
8:00 a.m. CCI Horse Inspection (2* then 3*)
10:00 a.m. CCI2* Show Jumping, in reverse order of standing
11:30 a.m. CCI2* Awards
1:00 p.m. CCI3* Show Jumping
2:30 p.m. CCI3* Awards
About the USEA Young Event Horse Series
The USEA Young Event Horse Series (YEH) is best described as an eventing talent search. The goal is to identify young horses that possesses the talent and disposition that, with proper training, can excel in the uppermost levels of eventing. While the ultimate aim is to identify the future four-star horses, many fine event horses who will excel at the lower levels will also be showcased.
The Series gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their four- and five-year-old horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top-level event horses for the future. Classes focus on education and preparation of the event horse in a correct and progressive manner. Youngsters are asked to complete three sections: Conformation/Type, Dressage, and Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression. To view the jumping standards and specifications, go here.
Have you ever wondered what eventing is like across the pond? Wonder no more! On this episode of the USEA Podcast, Nicole Brown is joined by U.S. eventers Andrew McConnon and Lexi Scovil to talk about the similarities and the differences between eventing in the States and eventing in the U.K. McConnon worked for eventing legend William Fox-Pitt in 2016 and 2017 while Scovil is a current working student for Fox-Pitt.
The national levels took the spotlight for the final day of competition at Oktoberfest. The Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training divisions completed their show jumping over Chris Barnard's course in the Outdoor Arena, and competition concluded with Preliminary, Intermediate, Beginner Novice, and Training cross-country.
The babies came out to play on the second and final day of the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Today, FEH East Coast Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White evaluated 10 2-year-olds and seven yearlings to decide the final champions on the East Coast.
The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.