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!
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
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.
It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).