Are you ready for the first of two days of dressage at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? Nineteen riders will canter into the Rolex Arena for the inaugural CCI5*-L today. Caroline Martin will be the first to ride for judges Christina Klingspor (SWE), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker (USA) at 10:00 a.m. on Islandwood Captain Jack. Martin will then return for her second ride aboard Danger Mouse as the penultimate ride at 2:44 p.m.
Buck Davidson is the only other rider with two mounts today – he rides his longtime partner Park Trader at 10:08 a.m. and his second ride is five-star first-timer, Jak My Style at 2:52 p.m. as the final ride of the day. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z are the third in today for their second five-star start. They scored a 29.8 at Luhmuhlen last year so are ones to watch for sure.
After the lunch break, the competitor who traveled the farthest, Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford, will have their turn in the ring. The Australian natives have won the Adelaide twice, but are competing outside of their country for the first time together.
Here’s what you need to know to follow along today:
Horses and riders will perform the FEI 2017 Five-Star Test A.
Follow the live scores here.
Dressage 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.
The USEA Event College is in session! Learn the secrets of a groom’s warmup bag from Courtney Carson and Rachael Livermore. Find out what classes the USEA has planned this week here and watch all of the USEA Event College Videos here.
Need a break from dressage? Visit the USEA booth for all your official eventing merchandise.
Don't forget to follow the USEA event coverage on social media!
The USEA would like to feature your IEL team! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and currently has 82 registered teams from every USEA area and 46 events hosting an interscholastic team challenge.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.