The organizing team at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event decided to add a CCI4*-S to the competition in order to give up-and-coming horses and riders the chance to experience the atmosphere of the event and in future years the class will also provide more action for spectators. The inaugural year has drawn a strong field of competitors to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
Derek di Grazia designed the CCI4*-S course to be 3,857 meters with an optimum time of 6 minutes and 46 seconds in comparison the CCI5*-L is 6,270 meters with an optimum time of 11 minutes. Both courses are run at 570 meters per minute.
Forty-four horses will leave the start box tomorrow beginning at 1:45 p.m. with Jessica Phoenix and Wabbit and Phoenix will also be the last to go at 3:51 p.m. on Pavarotti.
USEA CEO Rob Burk took a walk around the cross-country course as part of his volunteer role at the event and has your full fence-by-fence preview.
Be sure to check out the full preview on the CrossCountry Course App as well!
The race to Le Lion continues with only three months to go! The 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France, will be held on October 21-24. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L, and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.
James Alliston was the big winner today at The Event at Rebecca Farm, with three top two finishes in the FEI divisions. Alliston won first in the CCI4*-Long, as well as first place and second place in the CCI3*-Long.
We know a lot about the athletes representing the USA on our Tokyo team, but what about those essential people, the grooms? Catherine Austen finds out more about Courtney Carson, Emma Ford, Bridget London, and Steph Simpson in this edition of Tokyo Talk.
Ian Stark’s cross-country course resulted in changes among the FEI divisions on Saturday
Cross-country day for the FEI competitors at Rebecca Farm resulted in big changes in the top three standings in the 4* divisions. The current top three riders in the CCI4*-Long all put in double-clear rounds to maintain their dressage scores from the first day of competition.