It was the third annual Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, but the first edition of the CCI3*. The event has become synonymous as the cherry on top of the event season – a beautiful event that caps off the long U.S. competition schedule. Set on Pavla and Erik Nygaard’s 950 acre Thoroughbred farm in Reddick, Florida, the 2018 Ocala Jockey Club hosted 150 horses and riders at the CCI*, CCI2*, CCI3*, and CIC3* levels last weekend. Scroll down to take a walk through the event. Miss any of the event’s coverage? Click here to relive the action.
From the time we begin jumping, we are always working on perfecting the canter. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to train with a variety of top professionals and each had their tried and true method for developing the right canter to jump a clear round. The best instructors have their own methods for helping their students recognize this “perfect” canter.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.