Forty-one horses move forward from the first horse inspection at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Forty-two horses were presented, three were sent to the hold box, and unfortunately, one was not accepted upon re-inspection. With just 41 horses entering the dressage arena across the next two days, this marks the smallest field of horses at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event since 2008.
Christina Klingspor (SWE), the President of the Ground Jury alongside Ground Jury members Martin Plewa (GER) and Mark Weissbecker (USA) sent Tactical Maneuver (Ashley Johnson), Celien (Hallie Coon) and Paddy The Caddy (Erin Sylvester) to the hold box today. Both Celien and Paddy The Caddy were accepted upon re-inspection, but unfortunately, it was not Tactical Maneuver’s day as he was not accepted after a second look by the Ground Jury.
Dressage kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (ET) with Caroline Martin riding her and Sherrie Martin’s Islandwood Captain Jack. This will be the first recorded CCI5*-L in the world since the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) adopted the new star system in 2019. The Kentucky Three-Day is also the only five-star in the western hemisphere.
The USEA put together a full roster with fun facts about each horse and rider pair competing at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, so download the roster here. For useful links and statistics, read the USEA Fast Facts for LRK3DE.
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The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.
You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?
Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.
So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?