All horses presented to the ground jury of Anne-Mette Binder (DEN), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Andrew Bennie (NZL) were deemed fit to compete in the final phase of competition tomorrow. Seventy horses will move forward to the show jumping competition.
A total of five horses were sent to the hold box: Magnum’s Martini, ridden by Nilson Moreira da Silva (BRA), Horseware Stellor Rebound, ridden by Sarah Ennis (IRE), Horseware Ardagh Highlight, ridden by Sam Watson (IRE), Rumour Has It N.O.P, ridden by Merel Blom (NED), and Jane Z, ridden by Renske Kroeze (NED). All five horses passed upon reinspection.
Two horses were withdrawn did not present today: Valtho des Peupliers, ridden by Victoria Scott of South Africa, and Box Qutie, ridden by Anna Freskgård of the Swedish.
Tomorrow's show jumping competition will commence at 10:00 a.m. in the U.S. Trust Arena. The order of go for show jumping can be found here.
The scoreboard was kept working at full tilt on cross-country today at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as 24 of the 41 CCI4*-L starters picked up some sort of jump penalty on Derek di Grazia’s course. The leader position changed several times throughout the afternoon as 15 penalties were handed out by the ground jury, but Waylon Roberts and Lancaster kept their slate clean to take over the top spot.
Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.