Nov 13, 2019

Fast Facts: 2019 Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
Katherine Coleman and Monte Classico, winners of the 2018 Ocala Jockey Club CCI3*. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

This afternoon marks the beginning of the fifth and final CCI4*-L of the year as horses and riders descend upon the 950-acre equestrian paradise at the Ocala Jockey Club in Reddick, Florida. Since 2016, the Ocala Jockey Club (OJC) Three-Day Event has hosted FEI divisions in late November and this year they are offering a CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L and the USEA will be on-site covering all of the action. Learn more about the OJC in their Events A-Z.

The Field:

  • The second annual OJC CCI4*-L has nearly triple the number of entries as last year with 32 pairs set to start – making it the second biggest CCI4*-L in the U.S. this year. For comparison Fair Hill had 47 starters, Jersey Fresh had 18, Rebecca Farm had 9, and Galway Downs had 6.
  • The CCI4*-S will see 24 starters, the CCI3*-L has 33, and the CCI2*-L is the largest with 75.
  • None of last year’s CCI4*-L field is returning to take on this year, so it is fair game for anyone to take the win.
  • Nine horses are making their CCI4*-L debut including Bacardi W, Crosby’s Gold, Dutch Times, Favian, Rock Phantom, Landmark’s Monaco, Lismakeera Brewski, Sea of Clouds, and Victor Z.
  • Madeleine Scott, Arielle Aharoni, Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride, Kimmy Cecere, and Gabrielle Ruane are all attempting their first CCI4*-L.
  • The youngest horses in the CCI4*-L are 8 years old with three entered: Rock Phantom, Sea of Clouds, and Victor Z; and the oldest are 17 with two starting: Bendigo and Mistralou.
  • There are two full brothers competing in the CCI4*-L – Landmark’s Monaco and Landmark’s Monte Carlo are both by the Irish Sport Horse stallion Formula One and out of the Thoroughbred mare Glamour. Monte Carlo is a year older having been born in 2006.
  • Phillip Dutton has taken over the reins on Long Island T while Boyd Martin is recovering from his fall at Plantation Field earlier this fall. Long Island T hasn’t finished outside of the top five this entire year and won the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final at the AEC at the end of August.
  • Individual silver medalists and members of the U.S. gold medal-winning team at the Pan American Games, Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play, are entered in the CCI4*-L, their first time back at this level since finish second in the 2018 Jersey Fresh CCI4*-L.
  • Several pairs are looking for redemption after trouble at last month’s Fair Hill CCI4*-L including Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville who were leading until a fall at the last water and Mike Pendleton and Steady Eddie who picked up 15 penalties at the troublesome corner complex.
  • The CCI4*-S sees the return of Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous who haven’t been out at the Advanced level since their final run before the World Equestrian Games in 2018.

The Facts:

  • Christian Landolt (SUI) is the president of the ground jury for the CCI4*-L and S and CCI3*-L and will be joined by Helen Brettell (GBR) and Gretchen Butts (USA). Peter Gray (CAN) is the president for the CCI2*-L with Nikki Herbert (GBR) as member.
  • Patricia Clifton (GBR) and John Williams (USA) are the technical delegates.
  • The cross-country courses are designed by Clayton Fredericks (AUS). You can view last year’s CCI4*-L cross-country course here.
  • The show jumping courses are designed by Chris Barnard.
  • There is $50,000 in total prize money with the winner of the CCI4*-L receiving $17,500. There are also several special prizes for Thoroughbreds, young horses, and lady riders. See all the prizes here.
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.


The Competition Schedule:

Wednesday, November 13
1:00 p.m. – first horse inspection (CCI2*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI3*-L)

Thursday, November 14
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. – CCI4*-S dressage
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – CCI2*-L dressage
12:20 – 3:40 p.m. – CCI3*-L dressage

Friday, November 15
8:00 – 9:50 a.m. – CCI3*-L dressage
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – CCI2*-L dressage
10:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – CCI4*-L dressage

Saturday, November 16
8:00 – 11:10 a.m. – CCI2*-L cross-country
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – CCI4*-S show jumping
11:35 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – CCI4*-L cross-country
2:25 – 4:20 p.m. – CCI3*-L cross-country

Sunday, November 17
7:30 a.m. – second horse inspection (CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L)
9:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – CCI2*-L show jumping
11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – CCI4*-S cross-country
1:00 – 2:40 p.m. – CCI4*-L show jumping
3:10 – 4:20 p.m. – CCI3*-L show jumping

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