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 18th annual Jersey Fresh International (JFI) gets underway this afternoon at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, N.J. The CCI4*-L is the final selection trial for the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this summer so all eyes will be on the stacked field.
This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L was on April 21-25 and was the first five-star event to take place in the U.S. since 2019. The entry list had the best riders in the world, previous Kentucky champions, Olympic hopefuls, and horses who have been eventing in the U.S. since they were 4 years old.
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