Nov 09, 2022

Fast Facts: The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI 4*-L Eventing National Championship and USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships presented by USEA

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff

It’s the final CCI4*-L of the 2022 season and 18 horse and rider pairs have made the trip to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina for the Tryon International 3-Day Event and The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI 4*-L Eventing National Championship. In addition, the TIEC will also host an additional 196 competitors for their CCI1*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, and the three USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships presented by USEA divisions- the CCIJY2*-L, the CCIJ1*-L, and the CCI3*-L. It is going to be a busy weekend at Tryon and we have rounded up all the facts you need to know to follow along from near or afar.

The Field:

  • The busiest division of the weekend is the CCI2*-L with 55 entries. The CCIJ1*-L will see 19 pairs start down the centerline and the CCIJY2*-L has 18 pairs set to compete.
  • Two of the Young Rider Championships have their own divisions, the CCIJ1*-L and CCIJY2*-L, but the Young Riders competing in the three-star level of the Young Rider Championships will run within the existing CCI3*-L division.
  • In the CCI4*-L, there are nine horses who are making their CCI4*-L debut: Azure, Carmango, Carsonstown, Cooley Nutcracker, Cooley O, Fabian, Hopak de Greenbay Z, Obos Darko, and Vincent Chase.
  • The Irish Sport Horse is the most popular breed amongst the CCI4*-L entries with seven horses of Irish descent set to compete. The rest of the field is a mixed bag of breeds!
  • Coming off of a win into his first-ever CCI4*-L is Fletcher Farms’ 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Fabian who recently topped his CCI4*-S class in October at Terra Nova with rider Jacob Fletcher in the tack.
  • Also coming to Tryon on a high note are Cosby Green and Bel Mar Farm’s 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Copper Beach who brought home the win in the Morven Park CCI4*-S in October.
  • The youngest horse set to compete in the CCI4*-L is Liz Halliday-Sharp’s Irish Sport Horse gelding Cooley Nutcracker (Tolant R x Ballyshan Cleopatra) at 8 years old. The oldest horse in the field is Green’s entry Copper Beach at 16.
  • There are only five mares in the CCI4*-L field: Azure, Contessa, Eclaire, Global EX, and Lumumba. The remainder of the horses aiming to complete the four-star division are geldings.
  • In the Young Rider Championships divisions, there are 12 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 Program (EA21) Regional Clinic participants in the lineup: Lea Adams-Blackmore is competing on a team in the CCI3*-L Championship. Camryn Chung, Callia Englund, Sissy Sugarman, Meg Pellegrini, Abigail Cochran, Camdyn Rahe, Rory Frangos, Katherine Hyndman, and Bree Robinette all have entries in the CCIJY2*-L. In the CCIJ1*-L Lizzie Hoff and Daly Duarte are both entered, and Robinette, Pellegrini, and Frangos will also be competing in the division with second horses.
  • The teams for the Young Rider Championships are as follows:
    • CCI3*-L
      • Area V/VIII split team: Kit Ferguson and Cillbhird Tom, Janelle Fleming and Fly Me Courageous, Jordan Riske and Redemption Song, and Samantha Tinney and Cutty Sark.
      • Area I/II/VI split team: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite, Nicholas Beshear and Rio de Janiero, and Tommy Greengard and Joshua MBF.
      • Competing as an individual from Alberta: Mikayla Hoffman and Eli.
    • CCIJY2*-L
      • Area III: Bree Robinette and The Dark Mark, Rory Frangos and Monty's Tune, Lea Kilpatrick and Stella, and Katarina Midgley and Ditch.
      • Area VII/VIII split team: Callia Englund and Boss Indy, Abigail Cochran and Moxologeigh, Samantha Tinney and Clenbrook Cooley, and Alexis Larson and PL's Diamond Inspiration.
      • Area V: Camryn Chung and Bird Queen, Kathryn Hyndman and Sir Oberon, Vienna Allport and Zapotek B, and Kit Ferguson and Allure.
      • Area II/IV/VI split team: Sissy Sugarman and Carmani, Audrey Ogan and Always Cooley, Mya Poulos and Confire, and Meg Pelligrini and Global Naxos.
      • Team Canada: Meg Suave (Ontario) and Nuance, Caitlyn Sutherland (Alberta) and EMS Florance, and Cassandre Leblanc (Quebec) and Riffel.
    • CCIJ1*-L
      • Area V/VIII split team: Daly Duarte and Pegasus Princess, Zoe Hagedorn and Connery, and Isabella Novak and Dreamliner.
      • Area III: Bree Robinette and Cape Kimberly, Rory Frangos and Citigirl, Evelyn Davis Douglas and Laissez Aller, and Chloe Paddock and Hawthorn Stud Fortunate Love.
      • Area II/VII split team: Noah Stanlaske and Chesterland, Lizzie Hoff and HSH Limited Edition, and Meg Pellegrini and Cassilo G.
      • Ontario/Quebec: Emma McHugh and Lincoln Park, Victoria Downey and Executive Power, and Saffron Klontz nd Ballingowan Clarity.
      • Alberta: McKenzie Saker and Nova, Madeline Shank and Sweet Georgia Brown, Mackenzie Hoffman and Creative Crossing, and Anne Marie Nelson and John B Good.
      • Competing as individuals: Noah Stanlaske (Area II) and DHI Showman and Emma McHugh (Quebec) and Ricochet.

The Facts:

  • Alex Lochore (GBR), Tim Murray (USA), and Rick Caldwell (USA) are the FEI technical delegates with Hamish Butler-Gallie (NZL) assisting.
  • Helen Christie (NZL) is the president of the ground jury of the CCI4*-L and CCIJ1*-L and will be assisted by Gretchen Butts (USA) and Amanda Miller (USA).
  • Robyn Fisher (USA) is the president of the ground jury of the CCIJY2*-L assisted by Christina Klinspor (SWE).
  • Mark Phillips (GBR) is the four-star cross-country course designer and Elizabeth Perkins (USA) designed both the one and two-star tracks that will be utilized in the Young Rider Championships.
  • Chris Barnard (USA) is the show jumping course designer.
  • The CCI4*-L is a qualifier for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final that will take place at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds.

The Schedule:

Thursday, November 10th

  • Location: Ring A – Tryon Stadium
    • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: CCI2*-L Dressage
    • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: CCI4*-L Dressage
  • Location: Ring B – International Stadium
    • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: CCI3*-L – Dressage
  • Location: Ring C – International Stadium
    • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: CCI1*-L – Dressage

Friday, November 11th

  • Dressage
    • Location: Ring A – Tryon Stadium
      • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: CCI4*-L – Dressage continued
      • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM: CCI4*-S – Dressage
    • Location: Ring B – International Stadium
      • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM: CCI3*-L – Dressage continued
      • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: CCI2*YR – L – Dressage
    • Location: Ring C – International Stadium
      • 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM: CCI1*YR – L – Dressage
  • Cross Country
    • Location: White Oak Course
      • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: CCI2* – L – Cross-country
      • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: CCI1* – L – Cross-country
  • Show Jumping
    • Location: Tryon Stadium
      • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: CCI4*-S – Show Jumping

Saturday, November 12th

  • Cross Country
    • Location: White Oak Course
      • 9:15 AM – 11:25 AM: CCI3*-L Cross-country
      • 11:45 AM – 12:55 PM: CCI4*-L Cross-country
      • 1:15 PM – 1:55 PM: CCI4*-S Cross-country
      • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: CCI2*YR-L Cross-country
      • 3:20 PM – 4:30 PM: CCI1*YR-L Cross-country
  • Show Jumping
    • Location: Tryon Stadium
      • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: CCI2*-L – Show Jumping
      • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: CCI1*-L – Show Jumping

Sunday, November 13th

  • Show Jumping
    • Location: Tryon Stadium
      • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: CCI1*YR-L – Show Jumping
      • 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM: CCI2*YR-L – Show Jumping
      • 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM: CCI3*-L Show Jumping
      • 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM – CCI4*-L Show Jumping

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