Hello from Ratoath in Ireland! It’s a beautiful day in the Emerald Isle, with lush green grass and blue skies setting a stunning backdrop for the three-star horse inspection this afternoon at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair.
All 31 horses that presented to the ground jury of Mercedes Campdera Alatorre (MEX), Christoph Hess (GER) and Ciska Van Meggelen-Peek (NED) were accepted in The Irish Field CCI3*. We have six American combinations competing in this division:
- Katherine Coleman and Back to Business II (USA)
- Buck Davidson and Carlevo (USA)
- Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Revelation (USA)
- Phillip Dutton and Z (USA)
- Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee (CAN)
- Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border (USA)
Ride times for tomorrow’s CCI3* dressage are posted here. Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Revelation are our pathfinders in the CCI3*, so they will be first in the ring at 10:30 a.m. local time/5:30 a.m. EST. Here’s the full list of ride times for our North American contingent:
Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Revelation: 10:30 a.m./5:30 a.m. EST
Katherine Coleman and Back to Business: 11:55 a.m./6:55 a.m. EST
Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee: 1:52 p.m./8:52 p.m. EST
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border: 2:20 p.m./9:20 a.m. EST
Phillip Dutton and Z: 3:24 p.m./10:24 a.m. EST
Buck Davidson and Carlevo: 3:38 p.m./10:38 a.m. EST
Luckily for everyone back home, Tattersalls is live streaming the competition! You can watch right here for free on the Tattersalls website.
While we don’t have any American combinations competing in the George Mernagh Memorial CICO3*, we’ll still be watching the third leg of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup Series closely. Teams from Ireland, Great Britain and France will face off in the Nations Cup, which starts with dressage on Friday. Click here for ride times.
As sometimes happens at events abroad, wifi and technological luck in general have been hard to come by today, so the chinchillas ask your sincerest apologies for the lack of a full trot up photo gallery of our American combinations. Check Instagram for more photos from today!
As always EquiRatings has been crunching the numbers and has the scoop on key statistics and analysis you need to know from Tattersalls. Click here for 10 Tattersalls fast facts and stay tuned for more numbers from the #statschaps this weekend. Go Eventing.