The first half of both the CCI4*-S and CCI5* competitors put on their dancing shoes yesterday in hopes of placing their best foot forward in front of the judges. The remaining 24 four-star and 24 five-star pairings will compete today, hoping to shake up the leaderboards with their dressage performances.
Heather Gillette and her 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Vincent Chase (Value Plus x Her Entourage) will be the first of the 24 contestants to enter the Rolex Arena this morning at 8:00 a.m. The final four-star pair to compete will be Bobby Meyerhoff and his Berlin Brendenburg gelding Albano (Artic x Lucy May) who will trot down the centerline at 11:13 a.m.
The first five-star pair we will see this afternoon will be Jennie Brannigan riding Nina and Timothy Gardner’s 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding FE Lifestyle (Leo von Faelz x Berina A). Brannigan will ride at 12:30 p.m. with Rolex Grand Slam winner Pippa Funnell riding S.H.E. Eventing’s Swedish Warmblood gelding Maybach (Jaguar Mail x Lady Micra) rounding out the five-star dressage tests at 4:14 p.m.
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And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.
Specifics of the "Fun & Education Formula" were provided to all at the Jim Wofford Clinic held on August 20 & 21 at the Horse Park in Woodside, northern California. Eager riders, auditors, and volunteers gathered for a much anticipated two-day clinic with the master bright and early Saturday morning.
This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founders, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.
Have you ever wondered why your horse isn’t performing at their best? Get ready to learn about the many facets that can contribute to lameness and poor performance in sport horses from equine orthopedics expert, Dr. Sue Dyson! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dyson will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA this December 7-11.