The Federation Equestre International (FEI) announced today that the officials for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been appointed.
Phillip Surl of Great Britain will serve as the Technical Delegate and Neil Mackenzie-Hall (NZL) will serve as Assistant TD. Eventing’s Chief Steward is Helen Christie (NZL).
Nick Burton, also of Great Britain, is the President of the Ground Jury for eventing, joined by ground jury members Christina Klingspor (SWE) and Jane Hamlin (USA).
Derek di Grazia, designer of many top events in the United States including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, is the cross-country course designer.
The president of the Veterinary Commission is Tomohiko Amaya (JPN), serving alongside Emily Sandler (USA) and Alessandro Centinaio (ITA).
The Appeal Committee, FEI Tribunal, Dressage Supervisory Panel, and Limb Sensitivity Veterinarians as well as the Paralympic ITOs will be appointed during the course of the year.
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All horses who presented this morning at the final horse inspection at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event were accepted, but one notable horse wasn’t presented. D.A. Duras, Jacqueline Mars and Debbie Adam’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding (Numero Uno x Medoc) was withdrawn by Lauren Kieffer before the horse inspection. The pair were sitting in third place in the CCI4*-L so their withdrawal moves up the majority of the division.
The scoreboard was kept working at full tilt on cross-country today at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as 24 of the 41 CCI4*-L starters picked up some sort of jump penalty on Derek di Grazia’s course. The leader position changed several times throughout the afternoon as 15 penalties were handed out by the ground jury, but Waylon Roberts and Lancaster kept their slate clean to take over the top spot.
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).