Just seven pairs managed to put in double clear rounds on Chris Barnard’s CCI4*-S show jumping course today. While the time didn’t prove difficult to make for most, Barnard’s course shook up the leaderboard with some of the top contenders taking down multiple rails.
All 26 horses that completed Michael Etherington-Smith's CCI4*-S cross-country course yesterday presented at the final horse inspection this morning. The ground jury consisting of Robert Stevenson (USA) and Judy Hancock (GBR) accepted all but one horse.
Twenty-eight horses set out on Michael Etherington-Smith’s CCI4*-S cross-country course today, and time was the biggest factor of the day. Only two of the pairs had jumping faults, but every single pair incurred time penalties, with the fastest ride of the day moving up 17 places to take the lead.
“This sport is a journey. You’re always working on making your horses a little better, and that’s all you can do,” said Sharon White who completed dressage in a tie for first place at the Red Hills International Horse Trials today.
The 22nd Red Hills International Horse Trials are taking place this weekend at Elinor Klapp Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Florida. Red Hills International marks the start of the 2020 FEI eventing season in the United States, with Red Hills hosting CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S divisions alongside Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced horse trials divisions.
The concept for Red Hills was the product of a dinner party hosted by Colin Phipps in 1997. When Capt. Mark Phillips was visiting Colin in Tallahassee, Colin invited several couples, all of whom had daughters who evented, for dinner.
The Red Hills International Horse Trials hosted the first CCI4*-S of the year this weekend at Elinor Klapp Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Florida. Twenty-five horses set out to claim the title in the CCI4*-S, but it was Selena O'Hanlon and Foxwood High that took home the win.
And just like that, the East Coast FEI season is upon us! The 21st Red Hills International Horse Trials kicks off tomorrow at Elinor Klapp Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Florida. Over the next three days, 26 combinations will be tackling the first ever CCI4*-S division to be offered in North America.
The Red Hills International Horse Trials took place last weekend amidst a backdrop of Spanish moss at the Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Florida, and horses and riders came out to shake off some of the winter cobwebs and kick off the East Coast FEI eventing season. The USEA was on the scene and got to capture some glimpses into the special moments of the competitors, take a look!
The leaderboard may have shuffled around a bit as rails dropped all across Chris Barnard’s show jumping course this afternoon in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division, but no one could touch Waylon Roberts and Anthony Connolly and L. Skey Levely’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Kelecyn Cognac (Fusaichi Pegasus x Dreamland) who led the division from start to finish.
They placed fifth in 2015, 10th in 2016, and now they sit poised to take the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced at Red Hills International. Waylon Roberts and Anthony Connolly and L. Skey Levely’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Kelecyn Cognac (Fusaichi Pegasus x Dreamland) remain at the top the leaderboard following the second day of competition at Red Hills after adding 10.8 cross-country time penalties to their first-place dressage score of 29.8.