Jul 06, 2017

Fast Facts: Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® CICO3*

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® CICO3* will get underway tomorrow morning in The Plains, Va. This is the second year in a row that the Great Meadow International will host a leg of the FEI Nations Cup™, the only one in North America.

  • 33 horse-and-rider combinations from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia are set to compete in the CICO3*, the only division offered this weekend.
  • Teams from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain will compete in the FEI Nations Cup™.
  • The cross-country course is designed by Mike Etherington-Smith, featuring 23 obstacles and 34 jumping efforts over 3730 meters. Click here for a virtual course walk via the CourseWalk App.
  • This year's show jumping course is designed by Marc Donovan.
  • Great Meadow’s Meadow Market offer products and services from a variety of vendors. Shop in the market overlooking the main arena and never miss a moment of the action! View the full list of vendors on their website.
  • Following the start of the dressage phase on Friday night, spectators will enjoy the bareback puissance competition, where riders will ride bareback over a single fence of ever-increasing height until one rider is declared the winner.
  • Admission is free on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, Great Meadow offers a variety of ticketing options, ranging from a single day car pass (up to 6 occupants) to the VIP Gold Medal Hospitality Experience (for 8). Visit their website for additional information and to purchase tickets.

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.


United States

  • Jennie Brannigan (Reddick, Fla.) with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda (Balda Beau x Cathy’s Lady), a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
  • Buck Davidson (Unionville, Pa.) with Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s Copper Beach (Radolin x Cloverballen), an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
  • Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Kristine and John Norton’s I’m Sew Ready (Lupicor x Jarda), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
  • Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) with Gretchen and George Wintersteen, Pierre Colin, and Denise Lahey’s Steady Eddie (Jetball x Tudnela), a 14-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding
  • Reserve:
    Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) with The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s Donner (Gorky Park x Smart Jane), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding


  • Lisa Marie Fergusson (Vancouver, British Columbia) with her own Honor Me (Brynarian Brenin x Dream Contessa), an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Selena O’Hanlon (Kingston, Ontario) with John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High (Rio Bronco W x Evita), a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
  • Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ontario) with Don Good’s Pavarotti (Pavarotti van De Helle x Fidelia), a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding OR Donald Leschied’s A Little Romance (A Fine Romance x Samlandfurstin), a 12-year-old Thoroughbred/Trakehner mare
  • Waylon Roberts (Port Perry, Ontario) with Anthony Connolly and L. Skye Levely’s Kelecyn Cognac (Fusaichi Pegasus x Dreamland), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
  • Reserve:
    Holly Jacks-Smither (Orangeville, Ontario) with her own and Bruce Smither’s More Inspiration (Inspired Prospect x Gentle Buck), a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Great Britain

  • Matthew Heath (Oxfordshire, England) with his own and Hazel Livesey’s One of a Kind II (Jumbo x Lady Tiggi Winkle), a 10-year-old gelding
  • Nicky Roncoroni (Gloucestershire, England) with Lorna McWilliam and Janey Roncoroni’s Watts Burn (Zero Watt x Deards Lady of the Knight), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
  • Emily Llewellyn (Godalming, England) with Camilla Harries' Emirati Night Sky (Hamlet x Helena) an 8-year-old KWPN gelding
  • Justine Dutton (Edgemont, Pa.) with her own and Kathleen Cuca’s Jak My Style, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Competition Schedule


  • 10:00 a.m. – First Horse Inspection
  • 4:40 p.m. – Test Ride
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dressage Tests Begin
  • 6:30 p.m. – Bareback Puissance


  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Dressage
  • 5:00 p.m. – Show Jumping


  • 9:30 a.m. – Cross-Country
  • 12:30 p.m. – Presentation of FEI Nations Cup™ Awards

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