Will you be attending the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LKR3DE)? Then be sure not to miss out on the many educational opportunities being offered by LandSafe! LandSafe has teamed up with the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and Event Riders Association of North America (ERA of NA) to bring you The Education Tent.
Top riders, grooms, and horsemen will be offering free lectures and demonstrations on a variety of topics, including why an ICP instructor is for you! Equine topics will range from preparing for dressage to cross-country aftercare. There will also be discussions on leading safety products, signings from top riders, and a Q and A session after cross-country on Saturday. There will be something going on at The Education Tent every hour of every day! Stop by to get your picture taken on the LandSafe simulator which will show you dropping into the Head of the Lake.
The Education Tent is designed as an outreach program for parents and riders to have a place to go to get information from top equestrians/trainers. The Education Tent will be located with 'The Hill' vendors directly off of Nina Bonnie Lane in between the Rolex stadium and cross-country course.
In addition to all of the activities taking place in The Education Tent all weekend long, LandSafe is offering a clinic during LRK3DE! The clinic will take place Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To sign up for the LandSafe clinic, click here. Don’t forget that LandSafe has rebates available for current USEA members through the generosity of the USEA Education Grant!
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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.
Phillip Dutton and Z are on the road to Tokyo! Dutton, the 6-time Olympian, is going into his 7th Olympic Games. Dutton’s first three Olympics he represented Australia and helped secure the team gold medal twice (1996 - team gold, 2000 - team gold, and 2004). The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were the first Olympic Games that Dutton rode for the U.S., and he has been on the U.S. Olympic team ever since. Dutton’s most recent Olympic performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he earned the individual bronze medal with Mighty Nice.
Rebecca Farm FEI dressage scores are tightly packed
The FEI competition at Rebecca Farm continued today with the CCI3*-Long, CCI4*- Short, and CCI4*- Long dressage. With scores ranging from the mid-20s to the low 30s, the standings in all divisions are tightly packed.