How often do you get to watch a live streamed eventing competition on a random Tuesday afternoon? Here’s sending out a big “sorry/not” sorry to all the bosses of office-bound eventing addicts out there!
Today’s $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational starts at 2 p.m. at Southern Cross Equestrian. A total of 36 horse/rider combinations will start the competition with the top 10 moving on to the jump off. For the order of go and more info, check out “Your Guide to the $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational.”
Let the live stream begin!
4:33 p.m. EST: The final individual top three are Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett (1st), Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code (2nd) and Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection (3rd).
4:27 p.m. EST: Live stream commentators Jenni and Jimmie are taking a brief break to apply more sunscreen (“I’m pretty sure my left arm is obliterated,” Jimmie says) but stay tuned for coverage of the awards ceremony.
4:19 p.m. EST: Individual winner Lauren, whose bank account is now $3,000 heavier, leads her team of Phillip Dutton, Lynn Symansky and Buck Davidson to the top of the leaderboard as well.
4:17 p.m. EST: Holly Jacks-Smither and More Inspiration went for it but had two down. With Colleen Loach electing to sit out the jump off, it will be Lauren for the win!
4:16 p.m. EST: A gutsy 49.31 second round for Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett puts them into the lead!
4:15 p.m. EST: Not yet… but Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection overtake Selena for second.
4:12 p.m. EST: Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High move into second on a clear, swift round. Three more to go! Will anyone catch Kylie?
4:11 p.m. EST: Karl Slezak gives Fernhill Dutch Design a smart ride but unfortunately have the last fence down.
4:10 p.m. EST: Phillip Dutton and Z go for it but have a couple down. Looking forward to seeing this horse make his Advanced debut at Red Hills this weekend!
4:08 p.m. EST: One rail for Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti.
4:07 p.m. EST: A rail down for Lisa Barry and F.I.S. Prince Charming drops them to third.
4:05 p.m. EST: Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace go for it but can’t quite catch Kylie, who is still the one to beat.
4:05 p.m. EST: Kurt Martin and Delux Z have a rail but it’s a great school for this exciting pair. “Remember their name!” Jenni says.
4:02 p.m. EST: Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code turn in a clear and blazing fast round, which will be a great prep for the horse’s upcoming 3* debut at Carolina International and puts them in the early lead.
4 p.m. EST: We’re looking at an 11-horse jump off, with Maya Black and her 15.2-hand powerhouse Doesn’t Play Fair heading into the ring first. A rail down mars their swift round.
3:56 p.m. EST: Team standings after the first round….
3:51 p.m. EST: That wraps up the first Eventing Prix round. The top 10 horses and riders from the first round will return for a jump off — we’re waiting to hear who will advance.
This is when it will get interesting: Show jumpers are used to going back into the ring for a second round against the clock, but event horses are used to a one-and-done format. Can’t wait to see who shows up with their game face on for round #2!
3:41 p.m. EST: Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her precocious 7-year-old mare, Delta Queen, have an educational two-rail round.
3:38 p.m. EST: Penultimate pair Leah Breakey and Master King II come away with a rail.
3:26 p.m. EST: A perfectly-done round for Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett.
3:31 p.m. EST: Jennie Brannigan’s Catalina has a green mistake to a vertical, getting in a bit deep which results in a stop. Three more to go before the jump-off!
3:28 p.m. EST: Another double-clear for Bobby Meyerhoff and Dunlavin’s Token.
3:26 p.m. EST: Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless have a rail at, to quote Jimmie, “that dang oxer!” Big, square and off a turn, it has caught out a few horses.
3:22 p.m. EST: Hallie Coon and her mare Celien are booking it through their turns, coming in six seconds under time with one rail.
3:21 p.m. EST: No problem on the time for Jon Holling and Kildalton Cooley but one rail will keep them out of the jump-off.
3:17 p.m. EST: One rail but a really nice round for Joe Meyer and South Paw.
3:15 p.m. EST: A beautiful double-clear for Canadian Holly Jacks-Smither and More Inspiration, “Morris.”
3:14 p.m. EST: Twelve pairs still to go in the $15,000 Eventing Prix Invitational. Now in the ring, Lynn Symansky and Donner, who have an unlucky rail.
3:03 p.m. EST: A lovely double-clear for Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection. Quick break now for a ring drag.
3:01 p.m. EST: Alex O’Neal and Rendezvous With Charly have a confidence building round despite a rail.
2:58 p.m. EST: Daisy Trayford and Normandy Soldier, winners of the $1,000 Welcome Class yesterday, won’t repeat their feat today, taking one rail down.
2:57 p.m. EST: Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High make short work of the course — a double-clear for this pair.
2:55 p.m. EST: One bummer of a time penalty for Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect.
2:51 p.m. EST: A double-clear for Katherine Coleman and Longwood, who are back in the States after an educational sojourn in the UK.
2:49 p.m. EST: Laine Asker’s Anthony Patch looking a bit strong today; they get a bit close to one and have it down.
2:46 p.m. EST: Karl Slezak gives his slightly fussy Fernhill Dutch Design a smart ride for a double-clear.
2:45 p.m. EST: Phillip Dutton gives a masterclass on how to get it done and make it look easy on Z.
2:40 p.m. EST: Sinead Halpin and Grey Area are four seconds over the time, but what a great experience for this talented young horse and Sinead looks thrilled.
2:39 p.m. EST: Tik Maynard and his catch ride Topgun have an unlucky vertical down at the beginning of the course.
2:36 p.m. EST: Ellie McPhail and RF Eloquence have a rail early in the course and no time.
2:26 p.m. EST: “Canadian superwoman” Jessica Phoenix gives Pavarotti some big pats after their double-clear round. A 10-minute break now before the next pair, Ellie McPhail and RF Eloquence.
2:25 p.m. EST: Lisa Barry and F.I.S. Prince Charming lay down a tidy, efficient double-clear, two seconds inside the time.
2:23 p.m. EST: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night come away with one disappointing rail.
2:22 p.m. EST: A beautiful round from Sharon White and Cooley On Show, marred by a rail at the end.
2:18 p.m. EST: Loads of fun, informative commentary coming from human eventing encyclopedia Jenni and a revolving cast of guests. Jimmie Schramm just stepped in for Lynn Symansky who has headed out to warm up Donner.
2:17 p.m. EST: One fence down and a bit of time for Kyle Carter and Cooley Nothing Better B.
2:14 p.m. EST: Next up is Caroline’s coach, Buck Davidson, riding Petite Flower. One time penalty for this pair.
2:13 p.m. EST: Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace will be heading to the jump-off as well!
2:10 p.m. EST: Kurt Martin and Delux Z, last year’s inaugural Event at Rebecca Farms CCI3*, come home clear and two seconds under time.
2:09 p.m. EST: A quick, clean round for Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code.
2:07 p.m. EST: A double-clear for Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges.
2: 06 p.m. EST: Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair lay down the first double-clear, coming home under the time limit of 88 seconds.
2:03 p.m. EST: Matt Brown and Talking Point BCF, today’s trailblazers, turn in a clean round with two time faults.
1:59 p.m. EST: Hannah Sue Burnett is a woman of many talents! She kicks off the competition with a lovely rendition of the national anthem. She’ll be competing today on the Holsteiner mare Under Suspection.
A standing ovation from the live stream crowd:
1:20 p.m. EST: Riders out walking the course now. Beer jump!
1:10 p.m. EST: It’s a beautiful, sapphire blue skied day out there — Jenni just posted this photo to Instagram. If you don’t already follow EN (@goeventing) on Insta, do it!
1 p.m. EST: Just one hour to go before the start of the 3rd annual Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational! Tune in to EN at 1:30 EST to watch live #eventingprix