Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
The CCI3*-L begins at 9:00 a.m. with 60 riders planning to leave the start box. Will Faudree and FRH Ramona will be first up and riders are scheduled every three minutes with no breaks. The current leaders Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M are number 50 and ride at 11:18 a.m.
After a 45 minute lunch break, Clayton Fredericks and FE Stormtrooper will be first out of the box for the CCI4*-L at 12:45 p.m. Riders will leave every four minutes. Zoe Crawford and K.E.C. Zara withdrew overnight so 46 pairs will tackle the course. Overnight leaders Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville C are scheduled for 2:29 p.m.
The full list of ride times is available here.
Derek di Grazia’s final Fair Hill CCI4*-L cross-country course is 5,792 meters with an optimum time of 10 minutes 10 seconds. Horses will jump 41 numbered obstacles in 26 different combinations.
View the CCI4*-L course by clicking on the map:
The CCI3*-L course is 4,813 meters with a time allowed of 8 minutes and 46 seconds. It consists of 35 jumps in 24 combinations.
View the CCI3*-L course by clicking on the map:
The cross-country will be livestreamed on USEF Network. You can sign up for a free fan membership using the code FairHill19 if you aren’t already a member.
The live scores can be found here.
The USEA will be posting updates throughout the day on Instagram. Follow @useventing to keep up with the action on the story.
At Fair Hill and need a break from cross-country? There are tons of activities going on near the country shops. Find the full schedule here.
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
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