It’s here! Cross-country day at the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event has arrived. Sixty-five CCI2* riders and 38 CCI3* riders will set out on course today to tackle the tracks that 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games course designer Derek di Grazia has set for the USEF National CCI2* and CCI3* Championships.
The CCI2* course spans 4,835 meters of the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area and has an optimum time set at 8 minutes 48 seconds. The course includes 24 numbered fences and a total of 34 jumping efforts. Click on the map below for a virtual coursewalk on CrossCountryApp.
In comparison, the track for the CCI3* is 5760 meters to be completed in 10 minutes and 7 seconds after completing 27 numbered fences and a whopping 40 jumping efforts. Check out the CrossCountryApp virtual course walk by clicking on the map below.
The first pair in the CCI2*, Alexandra Knowles and Ms. Poppins, will set out on course at 9:15 a.m. and will continue until the last combination, Alexandra Knowles and Morswood, leave the box at 12:24 p.m. Cross-country action resumes with the CCI3* at 1:10 p.m. with Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo. Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus will be the last combination on course at 3:38 p.m. Click here for ride times.
If you couldn’t make it to Fair Hill this year to watch the action in person, you’re in luck. This year, USEF Network is live streaming the CCI3* starting at 1:00 p.m.! You can access the live stream by logging in with your US Equestrian login information at this link.
Don’t have a US Equestrian membership but still want to follow along? Check out the USEA Instagram Story!
Need a refresher of what’s happened so far in the CCI2* and CCI3* at Fair Hill? Click herefor a recap of Thursday’s competition and click here to find out how thing stand at the completion of dressage.
The 2018 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships took place this weekend, with West Coast native Tamra Smith and MB MaiStein taking home the 5-year-old Championship title while Courtney Cooper and her homebred R River Star picked up the win in the 4-year-old Championship. Click here to read about the dressage and conformation phases and click here to read about the jumping phase.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.
Wrapping up an exciting weekend of competition, young horses from all over the planet gathered together in Le Lion d’Angers, France for the final phase of the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. This year’s Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) finished out an educational weekend in the 7-year-old championships in 31st out of 58 pairs.
Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.