Sep 19, 2018

Fast Facts: 2018 Plantation Field International

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff

Plantation Field International (PFI), also known as the "Best. Event. Ever!” is celebrating its 11th year this year. Dressage will take place over three days, beginning this afternoon and continuing all day Thursday and Friday. A total of 237 horses are set to compete at Plantation Field International this year, with 99 entries in the CIC* and 93 in the CIC2*, both split into A and B divisions, and 45 in the CIC3*.

  • Thirty of the 46 riders in the CIC2* A division will perform their dressage tests on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Boyd Martin has the most entries of any one rider at the event with three horses in the CIC* A division: Wabanaki, Maya, and Barry, and three in the CIC2* B division: Long Island T, Contessa, and Ray Price.
  • Three riders have two rides apiece in the CIC3*: Buck Davidson with Erroll Gobey and Archie Rocks, Lauren Kieffer with Landmark’s Monte Carlo and Paramount Importance, and Allison Springer with Business Ben and Lord Willing.
  • Six pairs are making their first attempt at the CIC3* level this weekend: Arielle Aharoni and Dutch Times, Shanon Baker and Ballingowan Zeal, Hallie Coon and Lansdownne, Grace Fulton and Wild Orange, Alexandra Green and Fernhill Limited Edition, and Erin Risso and Kinard Battina.
  • Four combinations from the CIC3* in 2017 are returning to compete in the CIC3* again this year: Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise, Katilin Clasing and Cartender de Nyze, Mara de Puy and Congo Brazzaville C, and Sara Gumbiner and Polaris. Sportsfield Candy is also back again this year, but instead is being ridden by Phillip Dutton. Last year he comepted with his owner, Dr. Kevin Keane.
  • Mike Etherington-Smith is back again this year to design the CIC3* cross-country course, while Nina Fout will again design the CIC* and CIC2* courses.
  • Chris Barnard will once again design the show jumping courses for all levels.
  • Proceeds from Plantation Field International benefit three groups: the Retired Racehorse Project, Chester County Food Bank, and Cheshire Land Preservation Fund.
  • Want the best seat in the house at Plantation Field International? Sign up to volunteer! Volunteers are entered to win awesome raffle prizes, including gift cards, discounts for schooling shows, and a $1,000 trip to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Plantation Field has also created a point system for volunteers that can be cashed in for PFI merchandise. Click here for more information.
  • Admission to the event is free on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $20 per carload. Want to watch Sunday’s cross-country action up close? Hillside tailgating spots can be reserved for $175. All tickets can be purchased online on Plantation Field International’s website.
  • The Real Rider Cup introduced at the 2017 Plantation Field International Event is back again this year to showcase the versatility and talent of the Thoroughbred breed. During the Sunday lunch break, teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders, and racing analysts will compete over a course of show jumping fences to determine who the "real riders" are. Click here to learn more!
  • All are welcome to the VIP tent on Sunday for the CIC3* award ceremony and volunteer appreciation party!

Competition Schedule

Wednesday

  • 1:00 p.m - Dressage (CIC2*)

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. – Dressage (CIC*, CIC2*)

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. – Dressage (All Divisions)

Saturday

  • 8:30 a.m – Show Jumping (CIC2* and CIC3*)
  • 9:00 a.m. – Cross-Country (CIC* and CIC2*)

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. – Show Jumping (CIC*)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Cross-Country (CIC2* and CIC3*)

Helpful Links

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