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.
In the CCI3*-L, the ground jury of Christian Landolt (SUI), Helen Brettell (GBR), and Gretchen Butts (USA) sent two horses to the hold box – Emily Beshear’s Deal With It who was accepted upon reinspection and Joe Meyer’s Gortglas Crazy Love who was represented and unfortunately was not accepted. The CCI3*-L will have 28 start dressage after last minute scratches.
The final division to present was the CCI4*-L and all 32 were accepted after their first passes down the jog lane.
Two dressage rings will run tomorrow with the CCI4*-S and CCI2*-L first up at 8:00 a.m. with the CCI3*-L starting at 12:20 p.m. The CCI4*-L has their turn in dressage on Friday beginning at 10:20 a.m.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program. USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under are eligible for the program, which aims to creates a pipeline for potential U.S. team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds are just two months away. The AEC moves to the mountains this year, taking place at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana across a long Labor Day weekend.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Last month we began a four-part series on mental preparation and the many kinds of pre-ride routines you can perform to control your emotions so they don’t take control of you. If you recall, the purpose of these routines is to give your brain the perception of predictability and control because as soon as your brain loses these it senses threat and stress which weakens your confidence and strengthens your jitters and fears.