The FEI divisions got underway at the 2019 edition of The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. with the first horse inspections. All horses who presented today were ultimately accepted by the ground jury of Robert Stevenson, Richard Baldwin, Valerie Pride, and Mark Weissbecker.
Of the nine horses starting the CCI4*-L, only Rebecca Hoos’ 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Little Cruz (Cruz Forever x Cavalero) was sent to the hold box. He was accepted upon reinspection.
In the CCI4*-S all 14 of the starters will be moving on to dressage. Madeleine Scott’s Crosby’s Gold, her own 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was sent to the hold but accepted on second look.
The CCI2*-L begins dressage at 8:20 a.m. (MT) tomorrow while the CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, and CCI4*-L all have their turn in the dressage arena on Friday.
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Course designer Pierre Michelet's cross-country courses for the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion were extravagant as always and put young horses to the ultimate test in the 6- and 7-year-old Championships. The 2021 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) move forward after the final phase sitting in 30th overnight on a score of 55.8.
The inaugural Event at TerraNova kicked off with dressage on Friday at Terranova Equestrian in Myakka City, Florida. In the CCI4*-S the first rider down the centerline Leslie Law (GBR) took the early lead riding the Irish Sport Horse Typically Fernhill (Dondoctro Ryal K x Castlefield Sarah), owned by Craig McCallum, on 27.2. He maintained the lead through the lunch break and then Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her syndicated Selle Francais gelding Rubens d’Ysieux (Balougran x Orenda d/Ysieux / Mr. Blue) took the top spot with 26.1.
Young horses from all over the world have flocked to Le Lion d'Angers, France for the Mondial du Lion young horse championships, including this year's Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K). Horn and the 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding bred by Knightfield Stud are representing the U.S. in the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship.
With 24 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program competitions on the 2014 calendar, young event horses all across the country had the opportunity to shine and qualify for the 2014 USEA YEH Championships. The YEH West Coast Championships were held at Galway Downs in Temecula, California, while the YEH East Coast Championships took place at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. Following 2014’s YEH finale, many of the graduating class of the 2014 USEA Young Event Horse Championships have gone on to make their mark on the upper levels of eventing.