Oct 21, 2021

Fast Facts: The Event at TerraNova

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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The addition of a new event to the competition calendar is always exciting, but the Event at TerraNova in Myakka City, Florida aims to really wow their first-time competitors at their inaugural event with top-notch competition facilities, stunning course design, exceptional amenities, and a horse show experience unlike any other. With a roster of 142 entries altogether from Starter to the in their CCI4*-S level, the Event at TerraNova is off to a great start!

The Field:

  • The inaugural CCI4*-S at TerraNova will feature 16 entries. Of those 16 entries, three belong to individual Olympic Gold Medalist Leslie Law. Law will be bringing along Beatrice Rey-Herme’s 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding First Class (Furstenball x Hauptstubuch Laguna), Craig McCallum’s 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Typically Fernhill (Dondoctro Ryal K x Castlefield Sarah), and Stephen and Jackie Brown’s 10-year-old Holsteiner mare Lady Chatterley (Connor x Jucy).
  • Also presenting multiple horses is Joe Meyer who has two entries in the field: Light Speed Equestrian, LLC’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Buccaneer (Clover Brigade x Tobar Bhride) and Theresa Foote’s 18-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Clip Clop (Crosstown Dancer x Terrific Star).
  • All of the entries in this weekend’s four-star have competed at the four-star level previously.
  • Law and Lady Chatterley, who was the 2020 Bates USEA Mare of the Year, had a huge winning streak earlier this year, winning four events in a row at the three-star and Intermediate levels. They recently placed fifth at the mare’s first CCI4*-S outing at Stable View Oktoberfest.
  • The oldest horse in the field is Meyers’ mount Clip Clop at the age of 18 while there is a tie for the youngest between Jennie Jarnstrom’s Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) and Laws’ entry Typically Fernhill, both of which are 9 years old.
  • Of all of the divisions at Terra Nova, the CCI2*-S has the largest field with 24 entries.
  • There will be seven countries represented: Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Sweden, and U.S.

The Facts:

  • Alec Lochore (GBR) is the technical delegate with Sharyn Anitco (USA) assisting.
  • Christian Landolt (SUI) is the president of the ground jury of the CCI4*-S and will be assisted by Robert Stevenson (USA).
  • Mark Phillips (GBR) is the cross-country course designer for the CCI4*-S, assisted by Mogie Bearden-Muller (USA).
  • Nick Granat (USA) is the show jumping course designer.
  • The CCI4*-S 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 FEI Competition Schedule

Friday, October 22

  • 7:40 a.m. - CCI1* dressage
  • 9:17 a.m. - CC3* dressage
  • 10:40 a.m. - CCI4* dressage
  • 2:05 p.m. - CCI2* dressage

Saturday, October 23

  • 9:30 a.m. - CCI1* cross-country
  • 10:06 a.m. - CCI2* cross-country
  • 12:10 p.m. - CCI4* cross-country
  • 1:35 p.m. - CCI3* cross-country

Sunday, October 24

  • 7:30 a.m. - Final horse inspection for all FEI divisions
  • 11:25 a.m. - CCI3* show jumping
  • 12:15 p.m. - CCI4* show jumping
  • 1:20 p.m. - CCI2* show jumping
  • 3:20 p.m. - CCI1* show jumping

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