Located at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C., the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC and Horse Trials is the second 2018 leg of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. With both the CIC3* and Advanced divisions serving as Gold Cup classes, 90 pairs will be competing in the Series looking for their Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final qualification. 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Carolina International competition. Learn more about the history behind the event in its Events A-Z article.
Gold Cup Competition Schedule
Thursday, March 22
8:20 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. – CIC3* dressage
Friday, March 23
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – CIC3* dressage
8:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Advanced dressage
10:00 a.m. – 12:04 p.m. – CIC3* show jumping
Saturday, March 24
1:10 – 4:12 p.m. – CIC3* cross-country (top-10 in Reverse Order of Go)
4:15 – 5:45 p.m. – Advanced cross-country
Sunday, March 25
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Advanced show jumping
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About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. The qualifying period begins August 2017 and continues through August 2018 with the final taking place at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, 2018. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final Advanced Division.
The USEA would like to thank Adequan, Standlee Hay Company, Nutrena, Merck Animal Health, Parker Equine Insurance, and FITS for sponsoring the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. View the full schedule and learn more about the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series here.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
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