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Oct 10, 2021

Dutton Does it Again, Quasi Cool is Champion of the Morven Park CCI4*-L

A broken buzzer, surprise music, and tight time allowed made for an exciting finale to the inaugural Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L, but at the end of the weekend, it was Phillip Dutton and Quasi Cool who emerged victorious.

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Oct 09, 2021 Competitions

Quasi Cool Conquers After Morven Park CCI4*-L Cross-Country

Cross-country in the CCI4*-L at Morven Park proved to be a true test causing major shifts on the leaderboard that would leave 11 pairs out of contention. Fortunately, all horses and riders are resting safely back at the barns and will be ready to fight another day. Time was also a definite factor on Derek di Grazia’s course with only one pair, Caitlin Silliman and Ally KGO, putting in a double clear round which would launch them from 20th to third place. At the end of the day, adding just four-time penalties to their initial dressage score of 29.8, it was Phillip Dutton and Caroline Moran’s Quasi Cool (Quo Vados I x B-Estelle) who would slide into first with a score of 33.8.

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Oct 08, 2021 Competitions

A Sweet Start to Morven Park CCI4*-L for Davidson and Cooley Candyman

Buck Davidson and Cooley Candyman were the first pair to canter through the fog and down centerline in the inaugural Morven Park International CCI4*-L. They scored a 29.6 to take the lead which they wouldn’t relinquish throughout the entire division. Rolo 7 LLC’s Irish Sport Horse gelding (Sligo Candy Boy x Dashing Hill) is just 8 years old and attempting his first CCI4*-L, but he bested the field of 24 horses.

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Oct 08, 2021 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: October 8-10

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.

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Oct 07, 2021 Competitions

Fence-By-Fence: The Morven Park CCI4*-L Cross-Country Preview

Ready to take a walk around the brand new Morven Park International CCI4*-L cross-country course? Derek di Grazia designed the 5,700-meter course set on the grounds of the historic Morven Park property. With 44 jumping efforts across 26 numbered fences and an optimum time of 10 minutes, di Grazia has built a true four-star test.

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Oct 07, 2021 Competitions

All Clear Through First Morven Park CCI4*-L Horse Inspection

Twenty-four horses were presented to the ground jury at the inaugural Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L in Leesburg, Va. All 24 horses passed upon first inspection. The ground jury consisted of Gretchen Butts (president), Jo Young, and Jane Hamlin.

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Oct 06, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: Morven Park International

After a one-year gap in 2020, international eventing competition will return to Morven Park this week starting Thursday, October 6, and running through Sunday, October 10. Not only will Morven Park see the return of their CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S divisions, but for the first time ever the event is host to a CCI4*-L in which 26 top international competitors will battle it out for top honors. Add in their national divisions of Novice through Preliminary (which did run in 2020) into the mix and over 300 horse and rider duos will pay the historic property at Morven Park a visit this weekend in hopes of bringing home a blue ribbon.

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Aug 21, 2021 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces CCI4*-L Competitions for 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee (Board) to host the CCI4*-L level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. All U.S. Organizers were invited to bid to host the CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels through a bid process. Only venues that submitted bids to host the CCI4*-L level were considered for the CCI4*-L dates.

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May 16, 2021 Classic Series

Waredaca Announces Their Classic Three-Day Challenge

We are pleased to announce the return of the Waredaca Classic Road to the Three-Day Challenge for 2021!

The Waredaca Classic Three-Day is fortunate to be supported by a group of organizers in Area II who believe firmly in the importance of the Classic Format of eventing. These organizers in coordination with Waredaca have put together a Waredaca Classic Road to the Three-Day Challenge. The Road to the Three-Day is paved with preparation, and these six events offer an ideal path to success at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day:

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Apr 02, 2021 USEA Foundation

Cross-Country Course Builders Unite to Finish Final Course for Tremaine Cooper

Cross-country course designer and builder Jeff Kibbie was on the road to the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thomson, Georgia when he received a phone call that his friend and mentor Tremaine Cooper had been killed in an accident with a tree while working outdoors near his home in Virginia. It was the week before the Morven Park Horse Trials in Leesburg, Virginia, which Cooper had been designing and building for more than 30 years. Kibbie took care of business at Pine Top, and once the Intermediate and Preliminary divisions had run cross-country, he headed to Virginia and rallied a group of course builders to finish Cooper’s final project in time for the competition.

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Mar 29, 2021 Competitions

Morven Park Concludes 47th Annual Spring Horse Trials

Over 200 competitors came to Morven Park International Equestrian Center for this year’s Spring Horse Trials and a successful 2021 eventing season kick-off.

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