Thirty-one horses will go forward to show jumping today in The Fork CIC3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center – the World Equestrian Games test event and an Adequan USEA Gold Cup qualifying division. Two horses did not present this morning, Rachel McDonough’s Irish Rhythm, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Vice Chancellor x Dawnsari) and Fernhill Cubalawn, Tom Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran’s 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Con Capitol x Corse Lawn) ridden by Phillip Dutton.
McDonough posted on her Instagram yesterday “Oliver was super around The Fork CIC3* track today, clear round with just a handful of time. Unfortunately we have acquired a cut on the inside left knee which may need a stitch! Though small we are taking the best care for our boy. He is comfortable and enjoying his treats and hay. I’ve made the decision to scratch him as I know he can show jump and taking care of him comes above all else!”
Dutton said on his Facebook page, “Fernhill Cubalawn was a bit sore and uncomfortable after running cross country at The Fork & WEG Eventing Test Event, so we withdrew him prior to this morning's final horse inspection. Thank you to my team for providing excellent care to Cuba. His welfare will always come first.”
Both Kiltealy Toss Up, Kehoe Enterprises LLC’s 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Kiltealy Spring x Kiltealy Lass) and the Donner Syndicate’s RF Cool Play, a 10-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Condors Champion x Roxana) were sent to the hold box, but passed upon re-inspection.
Show jumping gets underway for the Advanced at 10:00 a.m. and the CIC3* at 11:00 a.m. You can watch the live stream here and follow along with the live scoring for the Advanced here and the CIC3* here.
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About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. The qualifying period begins August 2017 and continues through August 2018 with the final taking place at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, 2018. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final Advanced Division.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.
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.
The Whidbey Island Horse Trials take place in Oak Harbor, Washington (Area VII) in early July of each year and offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials lost their venue in 2019 but are working on finalizing a new venue for 2021.