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 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
Boyd Martin claimed the win aboard Fedarman B on a final score of 29.0 in the CCI4*-L division to claim the CCI4*-L USET Foundation National Championship, adding nothing to their dressage score after two double-clear jumping rounds. In reserve, and the highest-ranked international rider, Colleen Loach and Vermont, the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Van Helsing x Heraldik XX) owned by Peter Barry, also completed their weekend without adding any points, ending on a score of 29.3. Clinching third place honors via double-clear stadium round for a total of 31.0 points was Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley, the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare (Connor 48 x Mytens XX) owned by Lesley Grant-Law, Jackie Brown and Steve Brown.
In 2021, Strides for Equality Equestrian (SEE) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) established the Ever So Sweet Scholarship which provides a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with five-star eventing Sara Kozumplik Murphy for one season (winter or summer). The scholarship funds cover full board and training costs for one horse, several lessons per week, housing, a stipend for living expenses, competition fees, and coaching at competitions. During the duration of their working student opportunity, participants learn to manage, care for, and compete horses in an immersive program and will have the opportunity to work as part of the team in all aspects of running a large, competitive barn, in addition to making critical professional connections that would otherwise be unattainable.
Reddick, FL - The organizing committee of the Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T. is sad to report that No Limits, Oops a 16-year-old gelding ridden by Aline Briot in the Training Rider division experienced a fall at fence 17 on the cross-country course. The horse received immediate veterinary attention at the fence and was euthanized onsite. Aline Briot was uninjured in the fall.