It’s the day eventers wait for all year – whether as a rider or a spectator – there is nothing quite like cross-country day at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Here is what you need to know to follow along with the full day of cross-country action:
There will be 41 pairs competing today with the first horse and rider leaving the start box at 10:30 a.m.
Riders will be sent out at five-minute intervals with no lunch break, so the final rider will leave the box at 1:50 p.m.
The course is 6,542 meters long with a speed of 570 mpm and an optimum time of 11 minutes 20 seconds.
There are 28 numbered jumps with 52 separate elements.
Derek di Grazia is the cross-country course designer for the eighth year.
Follow the live scores here.
Ride times 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.
Check out EquiRatings' predictions for today:
Need a break from the competition? Visit the USEA booth for all your official eventing merchandise.
Read the riders' thoughts on the cross-country course here.
Did you miss any of the action from dressage? Catch up here.
Don't forget to follow the USEA event coverage on social media!
The babies came out to play on the second and final day of the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Today, FEH East Coast Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White evaluated 10 2-year-olds and seven yearlings to decide the final champions on the East Coast.
The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.
After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.
The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.