Lexington, Ky.—April 30—Twenty-five horses presented in this morning's CCI5*-L final horse inspection at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Meghan O'Donoghue, who was in 16th place overnight, did not present Palm Crescent.
Erin Kanara's Campground and Liz Halliday-Sharp's Deniro Z were both held, and upon re-inspection, Deniro Z was not passed.
In the CCI4*-S, 36 horses presented, and three were sent to the holding box: Sara Kozumplik's Rubens d'Ysieux, Anna Loschiavo's Fernhill That Guy Jack, and Leah Lang-Gluscic's AP Prime. Kozumplik withdrew "Rubens" in the holding box.
Kozumplik wrote on her Facebook page: "Unfortunately I had to withdraw this man this morning which is such a shame! He tends to get a bit muscle sore behind but that actually looked fantastic this morning and I was feeling great about the jog. Silly me since he has a slightly sore right front now. Although I took a moment to weigh my options, I ultimately decided to withdraw. Very sad not to ride this amazing jumper once again in my favorite stadium but we all know he’s capable of a beautiful clear, and the only reason for me to ride today would be vanity. Not worth it."
Mia Farley did not present BGS Firecracker, Daniela Moguel did not present Cecelia, and Dani Sussman did not present Jos Bravio.
Show jumping for the CCI4*-S starts on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. EST, and CCI5*-L show jumping starts at 2 p.m.
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After not running in 2020 and 2021, the MARS Bromont CCI Three-Day Event returned to the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Center in Quebec, Canada, in 2022. America's Jennie Saville (née Brannigan) and Twilightslastgleam won the CCI4*-L, as the chestnut Thoroughbred gelding (National Anthem x Royal Child) bred and owned by Nina Gardner moved up from eighth after dressage into the lead after cross-country with the fastest round on wet ground over the tracks designed by Derek di Grazia. Canada's Lindsay Traisnel and Bacyrouge, a bay Selle Français gelding (Mylord Carthago x Lelia) owned by Patricia Pearce, finished second, and they are among four from the top-10 in the CCI4*-L in 2022 that return in 2023.
Hannah Sue Hollberg of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, was on a winning streak at the Essex Horse Trials on Sunday, claiming victory in both the $10,000 Open Intermediate and Open Preliminary divisions with two horses that are fairly new to her. Some difficulty on cross-country did not stop her mount Hachi from claiming victory in the Open Intermediate with a score of 101.6, while Open Preliminary partner Rockster finished on his dressage score of 27.3.
The great football coach Vince Lombardi said, “We win our games in practice.” With the goal of having the most effective practices possible for horses, their riders, and their coaches, Cathy Wieschhoff explains some signs that can indicate when horse and rider should repeat an exercise, switch it up, or be done with that activity. Wieschhoff brings perspective as a five-star rider that has competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event and Burghley Horse Trials, a USEF “R” Course Designer for eventing cross-country and show jumping, a former Area VIII chair and member of the USEA Board of Governors, and a Level V USEA ECP Certified Coach based out of Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.