The final day of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is upon us. The 45 remaining CCI5*-L horses and riders and 22 CCI4*-S pairs will start their day with the final veterinary inspection followed by show jumping to determine whose names will be added to the history books.
The 2018 and 2019 LRK3DE Champion Oliver Townend is at the head of the CCI5*-L pack, but this time with a different mount – Ballaghmor Class. This is the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding’s sixth five-star and he has yet to show jump clear at the level. This will prove tough as he doesn’t have a rail in hand – he is barely just a time penalty ahead of second. Could we see the first U.S. winner in over a decade? This is second-placed On Cue’s debut at the level, but she did have rails down at her previous CCI4*-L competitions. Third-placed Xavier Faer hasn’t had a rail down at an FEI event since 2018 and jumped clear at his trip to Kentucky in 2019.
In the CCI4*-S the leaders Tamra Smith and En Vogue also don’t have any rails in hand over second-placed Alyssa Phillips and Oskar, so that division will come down to the wire as well.
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US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.