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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.
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.
This statement is posted on the behalf of Spring Bay Horse Trials and Organizer Mary Fike.
Lexington, Ky - We are sad to report that National du Pas died today while competing in the Training division at Spring Bay Horse Trials in Lexington, Kentucky. The cause of death is unknown at this point pending necropsy. The horse collapsed between obstacles (i.e. not related to a fence or jump) while on the cross-country course today . Rider Blake Park was not injured in the fall, but was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for observation.
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.
Liz Halliday-Sharp maintained her lead in the Advanced A division aboard Deborah Halliday’s Fernhill By Night (Radolin x Argentina XII). The 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse, “Blackie,” put down an impressive test on Thursday to earn a 19.40, the lowest dressage score of the weekend.
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.
Maya Black battled some demons to come out on top of the large CIC3* division aboard Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair (Camiros x Oncoeur). Black and “Cody,” a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding found themselves in a three-way tie for first place going into the show jumping at Carolina International two weeks ago only to take two rails for an additional eight penalty points on their score.
It seemed as if Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair would hold their Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* lead through the better part of Friday, when halfway through the division their 41.80 dressage score was still untouched. Phillip Dutton, who has five in the division, nearly unseated Black and ended the day with four in the top ten.
"r" Course Design Training Program at Waredaca
Date: June 3-5, 2016
This training program is organized for anyone interested in obtaining their "r" Course Design License. This course can also fufill the requirements to remain "certified" to design through the Training level at recognized events. This program is also open to anyone interested in learning more about cross-country course design.
For more information, please contact:
Nancy Knight, USEA Director of Education
Competition at The Fork got underway this morning in Norwood, N.C. with the first of two days of dressage. This event is the fourth qualifier of the 2016 Adeuqan USEA Gold Cup Series, which will cumulate to the finale at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships in Tryon, N.C. this September.
Following the successful two-day FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI), the Bureau met in FEI Headquarters for its spring in-person meeting (6-7 April 2016). The key decisions and updates can be viewed here.
Decisions related to eventing:
At the recommendation of the Eventing Committtee and based on Art 20.3 (vii) of the FEI Statutes, the FEI Bureau approved the immediate modification and implementation of Art 548.1 of the Eventing Rules (see bolded text):
The Fork HT is the last CIC3* before Rolex Kentucky later this month and the action kicks off tomorrow with dressage at the venue in Norwood, N.C. Here’s what you need to know:
Bernadette Cogdell previews the next Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series Qualifier at The Fork CIC & Horse Trials Norwood, N.C. which kicks off tomorrow.
Kelsey Holmes from Area VI talks about her season so far with The Chosen One & Heart of Gold for which she is competing for top spot on the Junior Rider Preliminary Leaderboard.