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.
Regardless of the level at which a horse is competing, its veterinary team is at the forefront of most decisions regarding its career and well-being. Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has been working with equine athletes for over two decades. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2001, she worked in private practice with a focus on sports medicine and pre-purchase exams until joining Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Field Service team in 2013. Situated in the heart of Area II’s eventing scene, the team provides ambulatory services to the surrounding area, which is home to multiple Olympians.
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