The FEI has released two new dressage tests for 2014 for the CI levels. The CI3* Test A, and CI2* Test B have been replaced, but these new tests will not be effective until July 1st, 2014, giving riders ample time to make adjustments.
From the FEI: "The Eventing Dressage Tests, CI3*A and CI2*B have been updated to include a better view of the changes for the E or B judges and more logical flow of the movements (changes have been highlighted in red).
These tests have been reviewed by Mr. Chris Bartle, Christoph Hess, Mrs. Gillian Rolton and other FEI Eventing Officials.
The Eventing Committee have agreed that the revised tests will be implemented as of July 1st, 2014.
Please refer to the FEI web-site for the new version: http://fei.org/fei/your-role/organisers/eventing/dressage-tests"
When the overnight leaders, Kazuma Tomoto and Brookpark Vikenti, retired after two refusals it gave second-placed Tim Price (NZL) the opportunity to take over the lead, which they did by adding only two time faults to now sit on a score of 27.8. Ascona M flew with her New Zealand rider through the Longines CCI5*-L cross-country at Luhmühlen and showed during the course no uncertainties.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are now just over four months away, and young horses are well underway earning their qualifications for the fall. The Championships offer classes for qualified 4-year-olds and qualified 5-year-old horses on both the East and West Coasts.
Major General Jonathan “Jack” Burton (ret.), died on May 29 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 99. Burton was predeceased by his wife, Joan. He is survived by his son, Jonathan “Jock” Rowell Burton, Jr. (Pace) of Chesterfield, Virginia, and daughter Judith “Judy” Lewis (Don) of Tucson, Arizona.
Nobody came close to Japanese rider Kazuma Tomoto and Japan Racing Association's 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Brookpark Vikenti (Master Imp x Tullineaskey Butler's Simon) in today’s second half of the Longines CCI5*-L dressage at Luhmühlen. He kept hold of his lead on a score of 25.5 going into tomorrow’s cross-country competition.