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Allentown, NJ - August 4, 2016 - The JFI Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that - following long-running negotiations with State, county and local entities responsible for the land encompassing the Horse Park of New Jersey - the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will expand competition access to additional acreage abutting its present Cross-Country courses.
I have been competing horses for over 20 years, but I have never had as much fun as I did competing at the USEA Classic Series Novice Three-Day Event held at the Coconino Summer II Horse Trials in Flagstaff, Ariz. It was my first time to compete at Classic Series event and the experience was amazing! Not only was the event fun, but it provided many educational opportunities as well. To top it all off, the weather was a nice break from the 100 degree days at home in San Antonio, Texas.
Michael Jung – the legend.
Some say that if you sent him cross-country wearing a blindfold and facing backwards on his horse that Germany’s Michael Jung could still bring home Olympic gold. The most phenomenal rider of the modern sport is the man they will all have to beat when the Eventing discipline of the XXXl Olympiad gets underway at the Olympic Equestrian Venue in Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) on 6 August.
Tips and Tricks of the Trade is an article series being provided through a partnership between Athletux and the USEA. Shelby Bornheimer, a groom for Phillip Dutton, gives us the inside scoop on what happens in the vet box after a big three-day competition.
Kalispell, Mont. (August 1, 2016) – When Sarah Broussard, organizer of The Event at Rebecca Farm, talks about “Halt Cancer at X,” it is easy to see her passion for the initiative, in great part because it is homegrown. With the announcement that $120,000 was raised by both event competitors and community members at The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm, Sarah Broussard admits to being a little overwhelmed.
This special podcast is dedicated to the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. Robert Kellerhouse, Shelley Page and Sharon Decker join us to talk footing, food and fun for this year’s championship.
Tuesday Summer Schooling Evenings
There are two Tuesdays left – Aug 2 and 16. Featuring Dressage Fix a Test and Jumping Schooling Rounds with a FUN, competitive Gamblers Choice for each height level offered for 2’7 and above! Anyone that participates in the Show Jumping has the option to school cross country at a reduced rate.* (Option not available on August 16 which precedes the August Recognized Event. The courses will be closed.) http://www.waredaca.com/tuesday-summer-schooling-evenings
Prep for the 2016 Nutrena American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover
Clear rounds were scarce today in show jumping and for riders able to pull one off they were rewarded with a boost up the leaderboard at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Parker, Colo. When the last jump was cleared today, it was two Canadians on top of the individual standings, Shelby Brost and Crimson in the CICY2* and Carmen Holmes-Smith and Spartacus in the CH-J*. In the team competition, both Areas kept their overnight leads with Area V/IX winning gold in the CICY2* and Area I taking home top honors in the CH-J*.
The USEA is saddened to learn that HHS Cooley was euthanized yesterday after suffering a fracture on course at Burgham Horse Trials in Northumberland, UK. The 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse was ridden by Liz Halliday-Sharp and owned by her mother Deborah Halliday.
Halliday-Sharp took “Cooley” up the levels herself, piloting him through his first CCI* in 2011 all the way to their first CCI4* completion this spring at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The pair spent winters in Florida, racking up many top placings at U.S. events through the years.
Halliday-Sharp shared this:
With none of the overnight top three CH-J* riders finishing the cross-country course today, the leaderboard was shuffled quite a bit at the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Parker, Colo. Twenty-six of the 44 pairs jumped double clear around James Atkinson’s cross-country course including Annick Niemuller and FE Akari who rose from fourth to sit at the top of the standings heading into tomorrow’s show jumping.
Canada has continued their eventing domination of the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Parker, Colo. At the conclusion of the CH-J* dressage, the team from Ontario is in the lead on a score of 137.0.
Team Ontario has two riders in the top four of the individual standings, Emma Johnston on FE Coconut Kiss, a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare, scored a 42.3 to sit in second and Annick Niemuller and FE Akari, a 9-year-old German Sport horse gelding, earned a 43.5 for fourth place. Alisa Morrison on Princess Sophia, a Holsteiner/Trakehner mare, (53.5) and Alexis Murray with My Principle, a 10-year-old Clydesdale cross, (51.2) round out the quartet of girls.
Young Riders from across the country have flocked to Parker, Colo. for the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gothan North (NAJYRC). Competition kicked off yesterday as the Canadians took the early team lead for the CICY2*, and the CH-J* riders will have their turn in the sandbox today.
James Atkinson is the course designer this weekend, and he’s definitely laid out a championship-caliber track. An advanced level rider himself, Atkinson is also known for courses at Copper Meadows and Twin Rivers Ranch.