The final day of the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is upon us. The 31 remaining horses and riders will start their day with the final veterinary inspection followed by show jumping. Last year Oliver Townend moved up from third to take the win with Cooley Master Class when the first and second placed pairs both had rails down. The 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding hasn’t had a rail down in FEI competition since August 2017. However, they don’t have a rail in hand over second-placed Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg, so anything is possible. Could we see the first U.S. winner in over a decade?
Here is what you need to know to keep up with today:
The final horse inspection is at 8:30 a.m. on the High Hope Inspection lane. The veterinary inspection will be live streamed on the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Facebook Page. The ground jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker (USA) will decide if the horses are fit to move on to show jumping.
Richard Jeffery is the show jumping course designer for the 21st year.
Riders will get their first look at the course at 11:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies are then at 12:00 p.m.
The show jumping starts at 1:00 p.m. and will go in reverse order of placing.
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Follow the live scores here.
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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:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.
On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes.