This year the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event forgot that it was set in sunny Florida - the 2019 event had a cold and drizzly backdrop for the 153 horses and riders who competed across four days.
US Equestrian has announced the selected host venues for the 2020/2021 USEF CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L Eventing National Championships as the Ocala Jockey Club and Fair Hill International, respectively. The Ocala Jockey Club will add the USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship to their fall horse trials, hosted from November 11-15, 2020, while the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship will remain at Fair Hill International and run alongside the new Maryland CCI5*-L from October 14-18, 2020.
The riders who received grants from the Mars Bromont Rising U25 Program lost no time in putting what they had learned to good use at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, held November 13-17, 2019 in Ocala, Florida.
The finale of the 2019 edition of the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event CCI4*-L could not have been more dramatic. First Sharon White comes in with Cooley On Show, sitting in fourth place, but White starts the course before the buzzer was sounded and was eliminated.
The final horse inspection for the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event took place bright and early this morning with the CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L all presenting for their respective ground juries.
It was a game of seconds out on the cross-country today at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Twenty of the 31 starters jumped around Clayton Fredericks CCI4*-L course without jump penalties, but only two managed to cross the finish line without any time penalties. And both of those crossed it bang on the optimum time of 10 minutes and 26 seconds.
Just a month ago Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville C were in a very similar position – leading after dressage at the Fair Hill CCI4*-L, but a fall at the final water dashed their hopes of a victory. DePuy rerouted the 12-year-old KWPN gelding (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve x Mexico M) to the Ocala Jockey Club International CCI4*-L and is currently at the top of the division on a 28.5.
Ever wonder what the pros see when they're out walking cross-country? In the Ride Between the Flags series, riders walk us through their approach to tackling different cross-country questions. The legendary Phillip Dutton talks us through fence 11ABC of the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event CCI3*-L cross-country course.
The new Mars Bromont Rising U25 Program will now be administered by the USEA Foundation. The program was first introduced at Bromont Three-day Event last June when nine riders under the age of 25 were awarded grants of $3,000 Canadian to assist with the expenses incurred in preparing for and competing in the Bromont CCI.
It’s been nearly a year since Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous last cantered down the centerline in a four-star test, but they didn’t need any time to shake the rust off. The pair laid down one of their signature leading tests today to score a 24.4 in the CCI4*-S at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Jacqueline Mars and Phoebe and Michael Manders’ 14-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) was injured in the lead-up to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, and Little has been working hard to get her back to this level.
The first horse inspection at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day kicked off the 2019 edition of the event. The CCI2*-L riders presented their horses first for the ground jury of Peter Gray (CAN) and Nikki Herbert (GBR). Natasha Erschen’s Chai Tea Latte was sent to the hold, but passed upon reinspection so all 71 who presented will go forward to dressage.