If you weren’t able to make the trip to the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event or were too busy to be glued to the live stream, then we have you covered with a full recap of what happened on cross-country. Did you miss the full story about Oliver Townend's lead? Read it here.
Forty-one horses were set to go on cross-country, but four withdrew before starting which left just 37 horses to take on the course. In the end, 31 horses crossed the finish line after three falls and two retirements.
The morning started out a bit shaky with the first three riders all falling off – when asked about what he was thinking after that happened, course designer, Derek di Grazia said, “I thought hopefully the next one will go clear.”
Only three pairs made the time: Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg; Tim Price and Xavier Faer; and Phillip Dutton and Z. They are all sitting in the top-four now.
The bank to the brush (18abc) at the Land Rover Head of the Lake caused the most problems with four riders picking up 20 penalties each there.
The Normandy Bank (20b), the Mars Sustainability Bay (5ab), and the Turning Oxer (3) each had two problems a piece. Penalties were also picked up at the Rolex Grand Slam Challenge (11) and Pete’s Hollow (13abc).
Here’s a play-by-play of the day:
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The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.
After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.
The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.
The 2020 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Future Event Horse (FEH) Central Championships took place yesterday, September 24 at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas. With four new champions crowned, this marked one of the first USEA Championships to be held in 2020. Jayne Lloyd, the organizer of the Championships shared, “Everyone had a nice day with their youngsters. The quality of horses is getting better and better. Haras [Hacienda] is a lovely facility to put this on – great stabling, great footing, all indoor because we’ve had some bad weather the past few days. But overall, I think it all went really well.”