Fence 11ABC – Double Log Drop to Fish. Photo by Jenni Autry.
The Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event added a new CCI3* this year in Reddick, Florida, making it the fifth CCI3* offered in North America this season. Eleven combinations will take on Clayton Fredericks’s track, which is his inaugural CCI3* course as a designer. Mike Etherington-Smith, who designed the CIC3* track for the past two years, served as an advisor to Clayton this year in his freshman effort at this level.
While Ocala is notoriously flat, the Ocala Jockey Club boasts the highest elevation in Marion County. Clayton has maximized every possible bit of terrain to design a course that will test fitness. The footing feels fabulous and the course, built by the one and only Tyson Rementer, is beautifully presented.
The influential Double Corner Combination that caught out 16 pairs in the CIC3* last year is back on the course this year for both the CCI3* and CIC3*. The riders also agree that the Double Brush combination at the end of the CCI3* course will prove challenging. There is plenty to do out there, and the stage is set for a thrilling day of cross country tomorrow.
The CCI3* course has 40 total jumping efforts and 26 numbered fences set across 5,816 meters. The optimum time is 10 minutes. Scroll down for a fence-by-fence preview of the course. You can watch CCI3* cross country live on EN and on EQTV Network at 12:45 p.m. tomorrow. Go Eventing.