Good morning from cross country day at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event! Temperatures are expected to cool a bit today here in Reddick, Florida, which should give us perfect conditions for the horses and riders. Thanks to our good friends at CrossCountry App, we have full previews of the CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI* cross country courses.
Mike Etherington-Smith has designed a big, open, galloping track for the CIC3*, and Clayton Fredericks has also followed suit with the CCI2* and CCI* courses. If you think the Ocala area only has flat terrain — guess again. The rolling hills of the Ocala Jockey Club feature the second highest point in Marion County, and riders will need fit horses to chase the optimum time across all the courses.
The CIC3* course has 33 jumping efforts over 3,506 meters with an optimum time of 6 minutes, 9 seconds. The CCI2* course has 35 jumping efforts over 4,675 meters with an optimum time of 8 minutes, 30 seconds. The CCI* course has 30 jumping efforts over 4,678 meters with an optimum time of 7 minutes, 35 seconds.
Keep scrolling for fence-by-fence previews of all the courses. Course builder Tyson Rementer recorded the CIC3* preview and packed it full of commentary and videos from Mike Etherington-Smith, Katie Ruppel, Joe Meyer, Dana Cooke and John Williams. Clayton Fredericks also offers commentary on his courses in the CCI2* and CCI* previews.
You can watch cross country live all day today thanks to EQTV. The CCI* starts at 9:30 a.m. EST, followed by the CIC3* at 1:10 p.m. EST and the CCI2* at 2:45 p.m. EST. We’ll also be running live updates here on EN and tweeting @eventingnation. Click here to catch up with all of EN’s #OJCInternational coverage so far. Go Eventing.