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
A double clear cross-country round propelled Rebecca Braitling and Arnell Sporthorses' 11-year-old British Sport Horse gelding Caravaggio II (Vangelis-S x Courtesan) to their first blue ribbon together in the CCI4*-Short, and Haley Turner and her own 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Shadow Inspector (Tinaranas Inspector x Caragh Roller) continued their run of sub-30 dressage tests to win the CCI3*-Short at the 2022 Twin Rivers Fall International in Paso Robles, California.
USEA podcast host Nicole Brown chats with Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager of the U.S. Eventing Team Bobby Costello about the Silver Medal Performance put forward by the U.S. Team at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships.
There is still time to experience the long format of three-day eventing this year, by competing in a fall USEA Classic Series Event! The USEA Classic Series offers long-format eventing at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, and Preliminary levels, and there are still a few left on the fall calendar in various Areas.
This story first appeared in the August 2022 issue of Sidelines Magazine.
I have had many young horses in my time, and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s rarely the perfect, easy baby that becomes the next superstar. In fact, I’ve always considered it a positive to have the well-behaved youngster throw a little bit of attitude my way, as I believe that it takes fight to become a great event horse.