2019 Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day Event First Horse Inspection Report: 131 horses looking fit to perform

Kirsten Schuitema (USA) and One Sly Fox are competing in the CCI2*-L. Photo credit: Shannon Brinkman Photo Team.

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2019 Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day Event First Horse Inspection Report: 131 horses looking fit to perform

Kicking off this afternoon on a cool and windy day for sunny Florida, the 2019 Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day Event (OJC3DE) held the first horse inspection for the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L divisions. Despite the gusts and brisk temperatures many horses presented.

All 32 horses in the CCI4*-L that were presented to the Ground Jury of President, Christian Landolt (SUI), Gretchen Butts (USA), and Helen Brettell (GBR) and Dr Nancy Carr (USA) in the CCI4*-L were accepted as fit to compete. No horses were held or asked to represent in this division.

In the CCI3*-L, 29 horses were presented and 28 were accepted. Joe Meyer’s (NZL) ride, Gortglas Crazy Love was sent to the hold box and subsequently spun after representing. Emily Beshear (USA) was also held with her mount, Deal With It, but were accepted after representing. Charlotte Babbit’s (USA) 2 A.M. and Katherine Brown’s (USA) Carnaby were both asked to jog twice and were accepted after their second trip down the jog lane without any problems. The Ground Jury in the CCI3-L was the same as in the CCI4*-L.

An impressive 71 horses came in front of the CCI2*-L Ground Jury of President, Peter Gray (CAN), Nikki Herbert and Dr Nancy Carr with all being ultimately accepted. Natasha Erschen (USA) and Chai Tea Latte were held but accepted after representing. Lesley Grant Law (CAN) jogged Typically Fernhill for her husband, Leslie Law (GBR), and were asked to jog twice before being accepted. Kirsten Schuitema’s (USA) One Sly Fox was also asked to jog a second time before passing. Meanwhile, Isabelle Bosley’s Night Quality deserves a special bravery award for keeping his cool when all of the decorative trees and flowers blew over at the end of the jog lane as he was heading towards them.

Thursday Dressage schedule:
OJC3DE action resumes tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM (EST).
CCI4*-S dressage in ring 1 The CCI4*-S dressage will wrap up at 11:00 AM (EST).
CCI2*-L dressage in ring 2.
The CCI3*-L dressage takes over in ring 1 at 12:20 PM (EST).
Friday dressage schedule:
On Friday, dressage continues for the CCI2*-L and CCI3*-L divisions along with the CCI4*-L dressage.
Saturday Schedule:
Cross-country day for the CCI-L divisions.
At the same time, competitors in the CCI4*-S tackle show jumping.
Sunday Schedule:
The competition will wind down with the end of the 2019 OJC3DE with the CCI-L divisions show jumping and the CCI4*-S running cross-country.

The Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event at the picturesque 950-acre OJC facility has established itself as a premier fall FEI event in the Southeast, with riders praising the venue’s footing, galloping tracks, viewing opportunities and rolling hills reminiscent of the English countryside.

The Ocala Jockey Club facility is a crown jewel in the horse country of Ocala, Florida. It serves as a Thoroughbred training farm and to stand stallions, as well as featuring townhomes and an iconic clubhouse functioning as a unique venue for weddings, meetings and other special events.

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