Fifty horses move forward in the Adequan North American Youth Championships (NAYC) after the final horse inspection this morning. Both the CCIJ2*-L and the CCIY3*-S divisions completed Ian Stark’s cross-country courses yesterday, with 52 horses galloping through the finish flags.
Out of those 52 horses that completed NAYC cross-country, one did not present at this morning’s final horse inspection. Megan Loughnane had to make the tough decision to withdraw her 10-year-old Holsteiner, Linford, who was sitting in individual fourth place after cross-country, and also held an important score for their Area I/II gold medal positioned team. This will now shake up the team standings as the team sitting in first, will now go behind the two other teams in the CCIY3*-S.
The NAYC ground jury of Mark Weissbecker and Peter Gray sent three horses to the hold box this morning in the CCIJ2*-L: Beechcraft, Fritz Patrick, and Eli. Madison Chisholm (Area II) withdrew her 10-year-old Thoroughbred Beechcraft (Sarava x JustTellTheStory) after meeting with the veterinarians in the hold box.
Olivia Miller (Area VII) represented her 12-year-old Oldenburg Fritz Patrick (Regazzoni x Pandora) and was then accepted upon a second jog. The same thing went for Mikayla Hoffman (CAN) and Eli, as they were accepted upon reinspection.
The CCIJ2*-L will tackle Chris Barnard’s show jumping course at 9:45 a.m. and the CCIY3*-S will jump at 12:15 p.m.
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Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.
In episode #251 Nicole catches up with Buck Davidson after his great second-place finish in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase and then brings you all of the latest USEA news with the rest of the team. From tornadoes, prize money, and volunteers, it's all covered!