Feather Creek Farm Horse Trials in Norman, Oklahoma announced that the event set to run June 7-9, 2019 will now run August 9-11 due to heavy rainfall in the area.
"With the course the way it is right now, we would not be able to get any emergency vehicles to the back of the property," organizer Dynah Korhummel said in a statement on the Feather Creek Farm Facebook page last week. "And because of the rain, we can’t utilize the cross-country course the way it is. So, we needed to significantly change the course, in order to work around the areas that are underwater. And, at this point, we aren’t able to get any equipment onto the course for those changes."
"I know it’s going to be hot for the date change to August 9-11, but the dates I’m asking for leaves us a significant amount of time for the course to dry out as well as giving an opportunity to riders to have a qualifying round for the AEC, since the final weekend for qualifying is August 17-18," the statement continued. "We will definitely be looking at scheduling the times for the horses in the most heat efficient way possible. A potential schedule would be to have dressage the night of the 9th, have stadium start as early as possible on Saturday, [or] running stadium in the evening."
"I am overwhelmed by everyone’s support and understanding of the postponement, and everything that goes along with it! Thank you so very much!"
For updated information, please visit the Feather Creek Farm Horse Trials Prize List.
The scoreboard was kept working at full tilt on cross-country today at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as 24 of the 41 CCI4*-L starters picked up some sort of jump penalty on Derek di Grazia’s course. The leader position changed several times throughout the afternoon as 15 penalties were handed out by the ground jury, but Waylon Roberts and Lancaster kept their slate clean to take over the top spot.
Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.