Seventy-nine horses will move on to show jumping at the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International following this morning’s final horse inspection here in Elkton, Maryland. All 53 horses were accepted in the CCI2*, with no horses sent to the holding box.
In the CCI3*, Tamie Smith’s mount Wembley was sent to the holding box and accepted after re-presenting. Nilson Moreira da Silva’s mount Muggle was not accepted. Clayton Fredericks withdrew FE Ophelia prior to presenting. Twenty-six horses in all will move forward in the CCI3*.
Looking ahead to show jumping, CCI2* leaders Tamie Smith and Sunsprite Syrius have a rail in hand over Cornelia Dorr and Louis M, with 12.2 penalties separating the top 10. In the CCI3*, Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights do not have a rail in hand over Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High, with 9.3 penalties separating the top 10.
Every winner of the Fair Hill CCI3* in the past decade has added no more than one rail to their finishing score, with seven of the 10 winners jumping clear. Six of the last seven CCI3* winners won on rail-free rounds. Click here to read EN’s analysis on which pairs in the CCI3* field are most likely to jump clear rounds today.
CCI2* show jumping starts at 10 a.m. EST. CCI3* show jumping starts at 1:30 p.m. EST. Both divisions will jump in reverse order. Click here for ride times. There is no live stream, but you can follow live scores here. Stay tuned to find out which pairs will be crowned the USEF National CCI3* and CCI2* Champions!