Good afternoon, EN! We’ve made it to the last North American CIC3* of the year at the beautiful Ocala Jockey Club in Reddick, Florida for their second annual International Three-Day Event.
The competitive CIC3* division will take on Mike Etherington-Smith’s formative cross country course today beginning at 1:30 pm. You can take a peak around the entire track via EN’s course preview here.
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night are you overnight leaders on a 34 followed by Hannah Sue Burnett in second and third with Cooley Dream and Harbour Pilot, respectively. Click here to catch up on yesterday’s show jumping report. Liz has a bit of breathing room, 6 minutes and 12 seconds to be exact, but last year only two pairs managed to come home inside the time, so it could be a determining factor again in the event’s second running.
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Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot are your CIC3* winners after an influential cross country day at the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. Phillip Dutton claims second and third with Z and Indian Mill, respectively. The time proved tight as only four pairs achieved double clear rounds – Phillip Dutton/Indian Mill, Joe Meyer/Clip Clop, Elisa Wallace/Simply Priceless and Erin Sylvester and Metraise. CCI2* show jumping gets underway at 3:30 p.m. EST. Stay tuned for Jenni’s cross country report from Ocala!
1:30 p.m. EST: And we’re off! Phillip Dutton is our trailblazer with I’m Sew Ready.
1:33 p.m. EST: No one is surprised to see Phillip give us a masterclass around Mike Etherington-Smith’s course. Clear so far and just foot perfect.
1:34 p.m. EST: Joe Meyer joins Phillip on course with Johnny Royale.
1:36 p.m. EST: Joe has picked up 20 at the double corners at fence 9b.
1:37 p.m. EST: “I feel smarter having watched this” – Jon Holling. Phillip really made this look like a quiet canter around.
1:37 p.m. EST: Third-placed Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot have left the start box!
1:41 p.m. EST: Hannah Sue has her foot on the pedal. This pair are looking for a clear.
1:42 p.m. EST: Katie Ruppel and Foreign Affair also fall victim to fence 9, the Diablo’s Devil Corners, where they have a run out at the b element.
1:44 p.m. EST: Fence 9, the second of the Diablo’s Devil Corners, is gaming to be the most influential fence on today’s course as Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous have a stop.
1:48 p.m. EST: The devil is at work today at fence 9AB. Michael Walton has a stop at the first corner, and comes around to also have a stop at the second corner.
1:49 p.m. EST: We’ve got the first time – Phillip & I’m Sew Ready added 9.2 time penalties. Hannah Sue finished just two seconds over the time to sit tentatively on a 42.2.
1:50 p.m. EST: Erin Sylvester came off her line into the first water, but Mettraise gave her a big jump to keep on.
1:52 p.m. EST: Mettraise is full of running and Erin is letting her go – they might be a pair near the time.
1:53 p.m. EST: Jacob Fletcher Van Gough slip a bit turning to the first water – the first wear on the footing after a raining morning in Ocala.
1:54 p.m. EST: Rats… Jacob with a runout at the corner at 9. Clear on second attempt.
1:56 p.m. EST: Melissa McMaster gives MMC Paddy Patterson become the fifth victims of the Diablo’s Devil Corners at 9.
1:58 p.m. EST: World Number 4 Phillip Dutton is back again, this time with Z who is looking very confident over the first fences.
2:00 p.m. EST: After two stops at the Boat at the Clubhouse Water (20) Melissa and MMC Paddy Patterson call it a day.
2:01 p.m. EST: Erin becomes the first rider to make the time today finishing with only one second to spare.
2:02 p.m. EST: Kelly Prather and Truely Wiley have two run outs at the corner at fence 9a and she puts a hand up to retire.
2:05 p.m. EST: Alexis Helffrich gets it done at the influential Diablo’s Devils Corners with London Town. Well done!
2:08 p.m. EST: Alyssa Phillips and Bliss III have a drive by at the corner at 9a. They are ultimately eliminated after a second stop at 9a and a final stop at 9b.
2:11 p.m. EST: Zoe Crawford and K.E.C. Zara cut it close at 9b, but make it through the corners clear!
2:13 p.m. EST: Kurt Martin and Anna Bella are off and looking quick.
2:15 p.m. EST: Zoe is looking foot perfect as she goes clear through the Clubhouse Water. She’s on quite a talented mare.
2:16 p.m. EST: Kurt is textbook through the tricky corners. Arguable the best ride of the day through there.
2:16 p.m. EST: Another time posted: Phillip was faster on his second ride, Z, where he added only 1.2 time penalties to make a big leaderboard leap.
2:17 p.m. EST: Cooley O stands off the Cascading Water at 7A picking up 20, Jules Ennis gets her over it on the second attempt.
2:18 p.m. EST: Jules and Cooley O have a glance off at the corners at 9a, and they retire.
2:20 p.m. EST: Tag takes a peak dropping into the Cascading water drop at 7a, but Erin Pullen slips her reins, sits back and makes a beautiful recovery.
2:21 p.m. EST: The Diablo’s Devil Corners claims yet another victim. Erin with two stops at 9B.
2:22 p.m. EST: Phillip is back for his third ride, Lup the Loop, a newer ride for him.
2:23 p.m. EST: Phillip and Lup the Loop have a run out at 7c. Clear on second attempt as they head to those pesky corners.
2:24 p.m. EST: An amazing performance by Phillip as he pilots Lup the Loop through the Diablo’s Devil corners.
2:25 p.m. EST: Shelby Brost and Crimson looking a little sticky through the first handful of fences, but she’s getting it together as she goes clear through the Cascading water.
2:27 p.m. EST: Shelby stuck to her plan to go for four strides between the corners and fence 9, and it paid off! Way to go girl!
2:28 p.m. EST: We welcome the experienced pair of Kristin Schmolze and Ballylaffin Bracken to this course that is proving to be very tricky.
2:31 p.m. EST: Kristin goes for the three, but Ballylaffin Bracken adds and takes out the top rail at The Double Ditches at Fence 16. Her result will includes 11 points for activating the frangible device there.
2:33 p.m. EST: Natalia Neneman and Weisser Riese are another pair to pick up a runout at 9b.
2:34 p.m. EST: Overnight leader Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night are off and away!
2:35 p.m. EST: Kurt Martin and Anna Bella earned the fourth fastest run of the day so far, coming home four seconds over for 1.6 time penalties.
2:37 p.m. EST: Heartbreak! Liz and Blackie come to grief at the corner at 9b. Hannah Sue Burnett will be our winner – the only question remains on which horse.
2:38 p.m. EST: Another mistake at 9 – this time Cary Chavis and Game On pick up a runout. Clear on second attempt.
2:41 p.m. EST: Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus head out. They will be gunning for a top five finish.
2:42 p.m. EST: Lauren is clear through the Diablo’s Devil Corners.
2:45 p.m. EST: Ashley Kehoe grits her teeth and makes it happen through the corners with Kilteay Toss Up.
2:48 p.m. EST: Today’s youngest competitor, 18-year-old Amanda Beale Clement looking great through the first water.
2:49 p.m. EST: Amanda has made it clear through the corners with Get Ready! She is undeniably one to watch for the future.
2:50 p.m. EST: Amanda may have had an issue at the Offset Brushes. The ground jury will review footage and make a decision on penalties.
2:51 p.m. EST: If anyone else can come home inside the time, it’s Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless who are so far having a fantastic clear round.
2:53 p.m. EST: The King of Consistency Cambalda is out on course.
2:54 p.m. EST: Jennie guns for it at the Diablo’s Devil Corners, but reviewing the footage makes it seem as thought she was outside the flags on the wide side of the last corner. We believe 50 will be added to her score.
2:56 p.m. EST: Joe Meyer returns with his second ride, Clip Clop.
2:57 p.m. EST: Joe definitely wasn’t going to be fooled by the corners at 9 -he’s clear through with Clip Clop.
2:58 p.m. EST: Hannah has already cemented herself as the winner today, but with which horse? Cooley Dream out to beat his stablemate now.
3:01 p.m. EST: Hannah and Cooley Dream were not immune to fence 9 – they add 20 penalties at 9b.
3:02 p.m. EST: Katie Ruppel and Houdini are on course. If they can finish quick, they can earn second place.
3:04 p.m. EST: Katie fights for it at the corners. May be up for review, but so far marked as clear.
3:05 p.m. EST: Arg! Cooley Dream comes in a little funny to the boat (20A) at the Clubhouse Water, and stops at 20B. Hannah puts a hand up to retire. Disappointing finish for this one, but she’s still a winner with Harbour Pilot.
3:07 p.m. EST: Jacob Fletcher has a stop at 9b with past AEC Champion Atlantic Domino. It’s official – everyone is building a corner in the arena this winter!
3:08 p.m. EST: Phillip Dutton returns with his final ride of the day, Indian Mill.
3:10 p.m. EST: Katie Ruppel and Houdini finish 14 seconds over for 5.6 time penalties. Phillip could move ahead of them with Indian Mill.
3:13 p.m. EST: Phillip is home clear with Indian Mill inside the time! A master at work.
3:15 p.m. EST: An update on time – Joe Meyer & Clip Clop and Elisa Wallace & Simply Priceless both achieved the optimum time.