It was a full day of horse inspections in Big Sky Montana at The Event at Rebecca Farm. The day began with the USEA Classic Series Novice and Training Three-Day divisions, followed by the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) inspections, and then moving into the rest of the FEI divisions. Eleven horses in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* were presented to the Ground Jury of Christina Klingspoor (SWE), Peter Gray (CAN) and Jane Hamlin (USA), and then an additional 12 horses in the CCI3* division followed.
Ellen Doughty-Hume’s Sir Oberon was sent to the holding box upon first inspection of the Ground Jury in the CCI3*, but then was accepted upon his second presentation. At the end, all 11 horses in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division were accepted, as were all 12 horses in the CCI3*.
The CCI3* includes three four-star horses in Indy 500, Sir Oberon, and High Times, but also has three CCI3* first-timers in Mowgli, Rembrandt, and Sandro’s Star. Between the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division and the CCI3* division, the international field contains riders representing the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* dressage kicks off Friday at 1:45 p.m. (MDT) and the CCI3* immediately follows at 3:50 p.m. (MDT).
For other helpful links, read the USEA article, Rebecca Farm Fast Facts.
About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. The qualifying period begins August 2017 and continues through August 2018 with the final taking place at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, 2018. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final Advanced Division. Click here to learn more about the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).