The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team had another day of splendid performances at the Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO*** as they took on Sue Benson’s challenging cross-country track. The U.S. Nations Cup team of Matt Brown and Super Socks BCF, Buck Davidson and Copper Beach, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley, and Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous are currently in third place with a score of 170.10. Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo had a fantastic round to lead the American combinations and climb the leaderboard to ninth place.
The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team had strong performances in the dressage phase at the Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO***. The U.S. Nations Cup team of Matt Brown and Super Socks BCF, Buck Davidson and Copper Beech, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley, and Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous are currently in fourth place out of 10 nations with a score of 137.70 following the first phase. Little and RF Scandalous lead the way individually for the U.S. in 20th place, followed by three other American combinations in the top 25.
The Fédération Equestre Internationale is forming a working group to thoroughly review Annex XIII of the Dressage Stewards Manual, which deals with training methods. The composition of the working group will include representatives from the International Dressage Riders Club and the International Dressage Trainers Club, the FEI Steward General representing the International Dressage Officials Club, a veterinary expert, and a representative of the FEI Dressage Committee.
Lauren Billys and the Purdy Syndicate's Castle Larchfield Purdy held a 4.6-point lead before the cross-country phase of the CIC*** at the Woodside International Horse Trials, and she used every bit of that lead to eke out her victory over James Alliston on his own Tivoli. Billys added 4.4 time penalties, to win by just .2 penalties.
Victoria (Tori) Colvin of Loxahatchee, Fla., lead the 2015 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals—East from start to finish. With her signature grace under pressure, the young superstar revealed the innate equestrian intuition for which she is famous, besting the field of 61 to win the French Leave Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Earning the highest score in each of the four phases of competition, Colvin was crowned champion aboard Betsee Parker’s Avalanche on a total score of 434.
Three major cities are vying to host the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final and FEI World Cup Dressage Final in 2018, with Paris, Las Vegas and Gothenburg, Sweden, all bidding for the global indoor season finale. The deadline for receipt of bids expired midnight last night, Oct. 1.
Two of the venues—Las Vegas and Gothenburg—are regular hosts of the FEI World Cup Finals, but this is the first time that a bid has come in for the finals to be staged in Paris.
Last to go in a six-man jump off proved pivotal when Samuel Parot of Chile delivered the fastest double clear in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping at the Sacramento International Horse Show on Saturday night.
Aboard the 12-year-old bay gelding Atlantis (Andiamo—Royal Bravour L), Parot shaved over half of a second off the U.S. rider Quentin Judge’s target time of 37.55 seconds to finish at the head of the 24-starter field.