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Five days of competition came to a close today at The Event at Rebecca Farm with the third and final phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series. Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF and Matthew Brown of Petaluma, California gave a top class performance, completing Richard Jeffery’s show jumping course without a single fault.
Original Post Date: 07/28/2014 - 01:35   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:28 01:53:14

The U.S. Land Rover eventing team jumped clear around the cross-country course at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia this morning. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor set the shortened course up to be a series of exercises similar to what competitors may see in Normandy, France at the World Equestrian Games one month from now. Horses and riders finished full of confidence and looking ahead to a promising World Games experience.
Original Post Date: 07/27/2014 - 16:20   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:27 16:20:47

Original Post Date: 07/27/2014 - 16:01   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:27 16:03:56

Conditions could not have been more perfect for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series CIC3* cross-country at The Event at Rebecca Farm. Organizer Sarah Broussard and her father Jerome provided the horses with the best possible footing and a quality course courtesy of British course designer Ian Stark. The fences, built by one of the best course builders in the world, Bert Wood, were true works of art; most of them were carved out of a solid block of wood with a chain saw and no detail was missed.
Original Post Date: 07/27/2014 - 10:34   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:27 11:10:53

The Americans gave an impressive performance in the show jumping phase at the World Equestrian Games Prep Event with eight clear rounds. Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 maintained their lead after producing a double-clear round in front of a charged audience at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia.“It’s a sensational evening here,” Martin said. “It was a lot of atmosphere and the horses responded well. I was thrilled with [Shamwari]. He came in here and jumped beautiful. I’m feeling confident going into tomorrow.
Original Post Date: 07/27/2014 - 00:34   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:27 00:56:37

Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 earned the top dressage score at the World Equestrian Games Preparatory Trials today at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.On a penalty score of 42.0, Martin and Shamwari 4, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by the Shamwari Syndicate, led the field of American team riders and alternates. Canadian riders Jessica Phoenix and Selena O’Hanlon are also participating.
Original Post Date: 07/26/2014 - 15:42   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:26 16:08:29

The dressage phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series was completed today at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, with Gin and Juice performing a personal best for Hawley Bennett-Awad to lay down a score of 47.1. Owned by Linda Paine, Gin and Juice (by Audio out of Qtrpastree) is competing in her last event before flying to Normandy, France on August 14 for the World Equestrian Games.  Matthew Brown of Petaluma, California coaxed a lovely, accurate test out of Super Socks BCF, earning a 47.3 to go into second place.
Original Post Date: 07/26/2014 - 07:14   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:26 09:52:16

From an Appaloosa purchased for $800 winning the individual CH-J*, to a William Fox-Pitt look alike securing an individual win in the CH-Y**, the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championship proved once again to be one of the most exciting events in the country. Area II heads back to the east coast with a gold medal in the CH-J*, and Area III took top honors in the CH-Y**.Casper and Alexis Nelson Are Made for the Movies
Original Post Date: 07/21/2014 - 11:02   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:23 18:49:18

It was a wet day of cross-country at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships on Saturday. A persistent light rain fell for most of the morning, but some riders came home more soaked than others as the Head of the Lake was a final soggy landing point for a number of riders. At the end of the CCI* (referred to at NAJYRC as the CH-J*), 13 of the 44 riders will not be continuing on with the competition, with several finishing the day at the water jump.
Original Post Date: 07/19/2014 - 20:05   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:19 20:43:40

Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park the Adequan/FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) kicked off the eventing portion of competition. A total of 44 CCI* riders and 9 teams, and 17 CCI** riders and 4 teams got the dressage phase under their belts. 
Original Post Date: 07/17/2014 - 23:16   |   Last Updated: 2014:07:18 00:07:47

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