Entries for the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International are now live, with more than 50 horses entered in both the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions for the USEF Fall National Championships on Oct. 13-16 in Elkton, Maryland.
A number of strong West Coast combinations are making the trip east for the CCI3*, with Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo, Gina Economou and Calidore, Amber Levine and Carry On, Jen McFall and High Times, Heather Morris and Charlie Tango, and Mackenna Shea and Landioso all entered to compete.
Individual Olympic bronze medalist Phillip Dutton has four rides in the CCI3*, including Plantation Field CIC3* winner Mr. Candyman. Fellow U.S. Olympic team rider Lauren Kieffer has three rides in the three-star, as does Buck Davidson.
Ryan Wood will be another to watch with two rides in the three-star, including Powell, the Jersey Fresh CCI3* winner and reigning Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion. Ryan’s other top mount Woodstock Bennett is heading to Europe for his fall CCI at Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands.
We will also see 2015 Pan American Games individual gold medalist RF Scandalous back at her first FEI competition with Marilyn Little since Boekelo last year when a hoof injury forced her to withdraw before show jumping. Marilyn also has RF Demeter in the CCI3*, who is coming off a strong second-place finish at the Great Meadow CICO3* this summer.
Richland CIC3* winners Will Coleman and Tight Lines, who won the CCI2* at this event in 2015, are stepping up to the CCI3* this year, and we have a number of other top competitive combinations in the CCI3* field. Will Faudree, Caroline Martin, Colleen Rutledge and Erin Sylvester all have two rides in the three-star.
U.S. Olympic team rider Boyd Martin is notably absent from the event, as he’ll be competing in France instead at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*, which falls on the same weekend as Fair Hill this year. Boyd confirmed to EN that he is taking two horses to Pau: Crackerjack, who finished second at Plantation Field CIC3*, and Welcome Shadow, who took second at the Jersey Fresh CCI3*.
Click here to see the full entry status for the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3*, as well as the CCI2* and the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 5-year-old and 4-year-old Championships. Competitors can stay up to date on all the latest news from Fair Hill in Coldren’s Corner.
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