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The Fork

This past weekend the Fork Horse Trials in Mill Spring, N.C. became the first venue to host a division held at the Modified level. The Modified level, designed as a stepping stone between the Training and Preliminary was added as a USEA recognized level for the 2017 competition season and while only a few venues will be offering it this year it was well-received at the Fork.
Original Post Date: 04/11/2017 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:11 08:14:36

In his preview of the new Fork cross-country course, Tremaine Cooper said that he and co-course designer, Capt. Mark Phillips wanted to create a track that would provide a positive final run before the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in a few weeks. The duo definitely accomplished their goal as all 17 horses who started on the CIC3* track at the Tryon International Equestrian Center came home with clean jumping rounds. Three riders even crossed through the finish line with no time penalties to add to their scores.
Original Post Date: 04/09/2017 - 19:50   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:09 19:58:27

The top two places of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* at The Fork Horse Trials remained unchanged following the show jumping phase as both Marilyn Little with RF Scandalous and Kim Severson with Cooley Cross Border jumped fault-free rounds. Chris Barnard’s show jumping course in the George Morris Arena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center caused very little trouble for the three-star competitors with 14 of the 19 pairs leaving all of the rails in their cups.
Original Post Date: 04/08/2017 - 18:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:08 22:52:08

Not only is this the first year of the Fork Horse Trials at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, but it is also the first event to use the new cross-country course on the White Oak property adjacent to the horse park. Both the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and Advanced divisions will be leaving the first hoof prints on the future 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) gallop paths.
Original Post Date: 04/07/2017 - 13:53   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:07 14:11:42

Major storms and tornados came through North Carolina yesterday resulting in a cold and windy morning at the Fork Horse Trials at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. Combine that with the atmosphere of the George Morris Arena and only four of the 20 horses that competed in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* earned sub-50 dressage scores from judges, Christian Landholt and Gretchen Butts.
Original Post Date: 04/06/2017 - 16:33   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:06 18:51:37

Mill Spring, NC - May 3, 2016 - Jim and Bernadette Cogdell of The Fork International CIC */**/*** & Horse Trials announce the relocation of the event to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, NC, in 2017. One of the most prestigious Eventing competitions on the North American calendar, the Cogdells have made the decision to move locations in order to ensure that the popular event will continue at the same high level.
Original Post Date: 05/04/2016 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:04 08:21:13

The Advanced entries followed up the smashing rounds of the CIC3*group this afternoon at The Fork. Because there were so many Kentucky hopefuls looking for their last great go before the big event, there were two sizeable Advanced divisions. Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery (Out of Place x True Mystery) took the win in the Advanced A division, and Katie Ruppel and Houdini (Hot Rock x Nancy’s Star) won Advanced B coming out of a tie for the lead after show jumping.
Original Post Date: 04/10/2016 - 21:32   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:10 21:32:56

Maya Black kept a solid grip on her lead in the Adequan Gold Cup CIC3* division this afternoon Doesn’t Play Fair. Tied for second after dressage at The Fork International Horse Trials in Norwood, N.C., the pair bumped into first after a clear show jump round yesterday. Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier’s “Cody,” a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding positively zoomed around this track today finishing 15 seconds underneath the optimum time, which was the fastest round in the three-star. The pair ended the weekend on their dressage score of 41.80.
Original Post Date: 04/10/2016 - 17:40   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:10 18:05:48

The two sizeable Advanced divisions finished their show jumping rounds today at the Fork immediately following the CIC3* division. Designed by Chris Barnard, the show jumping course sprawled the entire length of the main arena, which gave riders ample room to get going between fences.
Original Post Date: 04/09/2016 - 19:23   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:09 19:52:08

The CIC and Advanced divisions took on Chris Barnard’s show jumping course today at The Fork. Despite the blistering wind throughout the day, poles stayed in their cups for most of the riders throughout the Adequan USEA Gold Cup divisions.
Original Post Date: 04/09/2016 - 17:21   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:09 18:41:01

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