This afternoon marks the beginning of the fifth and final CCI4*-L of the year as horses and riders descend upon the 950-acre equestrian paradise at the Ocala Jockey Club in Reddick, Florida. Since 2016, the Ocala Jockey Club (OJC) Three-Day Event has hosted FEI divisions in late November and this year they are offering a CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L. Learn more about the OJC in their Events A-Z.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games taking place in the summer of 2020, athletes in all Olympic disciplines are hard at work to qualify. Equestrian disciplines are no different, and the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event is proud to serve as the only Olympic qualifying event in the Southeast United States for three-day eventing.
Following a hugely successful debut in June 2019 at the Bromont Three-Day Event, the MARS Bromont Rising Program will be offered at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, November 14-17, 2019.
The Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event takes place at the Ocala Jockey Club in Ocala, Florida (Area III) each November, offering CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, and CCI4*.
This week on the USEA Podcast, meet your fall CCI3* winners: Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Katherine Coleman.
It was the third annual Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, but the first edition of the CCI3*. The event has become synonymous as the cherry on top of the event season – a beautiful event that caps off the long U.S. competition schedule.
By the time Katherine Coleman cantered into the show jumping arena aboard Monte Classico she knew that she had a few penalties in hand to take the win, so she took her time to ensure a clean round. The 9-year-old German Sport Horse (Monte-Bellini x W-Sally) hasn’t had a rail down all season and he kept his record intact and clinched Coleman’s first CCI3* win at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event despite adding five time penalties in show jumping.
Liz Halliday-Sharp was out for redemption this year at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Last year she was leading the CIC3* after dressage and show jumping, but a 20 on cross-country but a kibosh on her win. With a clear cross-country round and just 2.8 time penalties, Halliday-Sharp took home the win with Fernhill By Night, the 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Radolin x Argentina XII) she co-owns with her mother, Deborah Halliday.
This morning saw the final horse inspection at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event in Reddick, Fla.
After a full day of cross-country at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event there is only one new pair at the top of the CCI leaderboards – Katherine Coleman and her own Monte Classico bumped up a spot in the CCI3* to lead the class. In the 9-year-old German Sport Horse’s (Monte-Bellini x W-Sally) first attempt at the level he jumped clear across Clayton Frederick’s cross-country course and added just 4.8 time penalties.
Kristen Bond and Enough Already trotted into the lead today in the 11-strong field at the inaugural CCI3* at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. The 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Winningmood Van De Arenberg x Zandora) owned by Bond’s mother, Liz, scored a 27.8 to sit just over two points ahead of second place in what Bond said was hands down the best test she has ever done on him.