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.
Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.
In episode #251 Nicole catches up with Buck Davidson after his great second-place finish in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase and then brings you all of the latest USEA news with the rest of the team. From tornadoes, prize money, and volunteers, it's all covered!