Good afternoon from the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International! It’s turning into a perfect warm day here in Elkton, Maryland, and CCI3* cross country starts at 12:30 p.m. EST. There is no live stream or radio feed, but I will be running live updates on this page to keep you up-to-date with all the action. Click here for the order of go. Keep refreshing for updates.
Click here to check out a drone flyover preview of the CCI3* course courtesy of Jamie Rees, and you can see photos of each fence on both courses in the Fair Hill program here (click the button on the cover to skip to the fences). Fair Hill’s going is usually sloppy from rain, but this year we’ve been blessed with dry weather and have fast ground.
12:35: Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready are home clear with 1.6 time penalties as our trailblazers.
12:39: Holy clear round! Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo stormed around clear and inside time to deliver our first double clear.
12:44: Will Coleman and Soupcon de Brunet jumped clear and 8 seconds inside the time. Our second double clear!
12:47: Home clear with 5.2 time for Will Faudree and Pfun.
12:51: Justine Dutton has sadly been eliminated after three refusals with Huck Finn.
12:53: Overnight leaders Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous are home clear with 4.8 time penalties. That means RF Demeter, Powell and Charlie Tango can pass her with speedy rounds.
12:55: Erin Sylvester and Campground are also home clear and inside the time by 10 seconds! Our third double clear.
1:02: Adrian Jones and Magnificent Toy sadly parted ways at 24a at the Springhouse Water when the horse took a huge leap in. They are both ok.
1:06: Madeline Backus and PS Ariana are home clear with 5.2 time penalties in their first Fair Hill CCI3*!
1:11: Ryan Wood and Fernhill Classic are home clear! Colleen Rutledge and Escot 6 are clear through 17. Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo are clear through 9.
1:14: Double clear for Ryan Wood and Fernhill Classic. Our fourth double clear!
1:16: Home clear with 1.6 time penalties for Colleen Rutledge and Escot 6.
1:17: A hairy moment for Hawley and Jollybo at the second corner in the main arena, but she is clear!
1:19: Gina Economou and Calidore picked up two stops at the Frog Pond at fence 5 but are clear on their third attempt.
1:20: Clear with 1.2 time penalties for Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo!
1:24: Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border are home clear with 4 time.
1:25: Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack are clear through 11.
1:26: Gina Economou has retired Calidore at the angled brushes at fence 15.
1:30: Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack are home clear and inside the time to become our fifth double clear!
1:33: Lisa Marie Ferguson and Honor Me are clear through the main arena at 17 and looking super.
1:35: Meghan O’Donoghue and Palm Crescent are clear through 12. Mackenna Shea and Landioso are clear through 3.
1:36: Lisa Marie Ferguson and Honor Me are home clear with just 2 time penalties.
1:38: Meghan O’Donoghue and Palm Crescent are home clear and inside the time. Our sixth double clear!
1:44: Mackenna Shea and Landioso are home clear with .4 time to move up to second.
1:45: Jen McFall and High Times are going great guns and clear through the main arena at 17!
1:48: Jen McFall and High Times are home clear with 14 time. Phillip Dutton and Mr. Candyman are clear through the main arena.
1:51: Phillip Dutton is home clear and inside the time with Mr. Candyman to become our seventh double clear.
1:53: Jordan Thompson and Femme Fatale picked up a runout at the Frog Pond at fence 5.
1:55: Buck Davidson and Park Trader are home clear and bang on the optimum time. Our eighth double clear!
1:56: Two runouts for Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus at the first corner in the main arena. They are clear through the option.
1:58: Jordan Thompson and Femme Fatale picked up runout at 10c, the Chesapeake Water.
2: A third refusal on course for Jordan and Femme Fatale at the angled brushes at fence 15. That is sadly elimination.
2:02: Sharon White and Cooley On Show are clear through the main arena at fence 17.
2:08: Clear and inside the time for Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Our ninth double clear!
2:11: Kelly Prather and Truly Wiley are working their way to the end of the course. Just three to go.
2:12: Home clear with 4 time penalties for Kelly and Truly Wiley. Emily Beshear and Shame on the Moon are clear through the main arena at 17.
2:15: Heather Morris and Charlie Tango pick up a runout at the Deer Stand at fence 6.
2:18: Emily Beshear and Shame on the Moon are home clear with 1.2 time penalties to move into second place.
2:19: Heather Morris has retired Charlie Tango after a second runout on course, 10b at the Chesapeake Water.
2:20: Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection are home clear with 2.8 time penalties.
2:24: Jenny Caras and Fernhill Fortitude are clear through the main arena at fence 17.
2:27: Clear and two seconds inside the time for Jenny and Fernhill Fortitude. Our 10th double clear!
2:31: Booli Selmayr and Jaeda are home clear in their first CCI3*! Just 2.8 time penalties. Go girl!
2:32: Amber Levine fell from Carry On at fence 15. She is up and ok and the horse is fine too.
2:35: Julie Richards and Urlanmore Beauty are clear through the Dutta Farmyard in the main arena at fence 17.
2:38: Julie Richards and Urlanmore Beauty have fallen at the cottages at fence 22. We will have a hold on course.
2:41: Bobby Meyerhoff and Dunlavin’s Token had a runout at fence 10 at the Chesapeake Water and retired. Lillian Heard and Arundel have been held on course after the main arena.
2:42: We have confirmation that both Julie and Urlanmore Beauty are up and ok. The medical team is looking at Julie still, but she is ok.
2:46: We are still under a hold and expect to be back underway shortly.
2:48: We are back underway. Lillian and Arundel are clear and heading to the final water.
2:50: Colleen Rutledge is on course with Roulette in his CCI3* debut.
2:53: Lillian Heard and Arundel are home with 14 time penalties.
2:57: Colleen and Roulette are clear through the main arena. Ryan Wood and Powell are clear through fence 8.
2:58: Colleen and Roulette fell at the the cottages at fence 22. Both are up and ok.
2:59: Ryan Wood and Powell have fallen at the Hollow at fence 12 after the ditch. They are both up and ok.
3:03: Caroline Martin and Pebbly Maximus and Will Faudree and Hans Dampf are both on course now.
3:07: Hans Dampf took the flag from 17a with him in his tail but all clear over b. He’s going super with Will Faudree!
3:08: Caroline Martin and Pebbly Maximus are home clear and inside the time. Our 11th double clear!
3:12: Will Faudree and Hans Dampf are home clear.
3:16: Marilyn Little and RF Demeter jumped clear and three seconds inside the time to secure the overnight lead. Our 12th double clear.
3:19: Phillip Dutton fell from Z at the Frog Pond at fence 5. He is totally OK.
3:20: Justine Dutton picked up a runout at fence 12 with Jak My Style.
3:21: Joe Meyer and Clip Clop flew home 12 seconds inside the time to become our 13th double clear.
3:22: Justine Dutton and Jak My Style picked up a refusal at the first corner in the main arena at fence 17a but went clear on the direct route on their second attempt.
3:23: Buck Davidson and Carlevo picked up two stops at fence 6 and he opted to retire.
3:25: Justine Dutton has been pulled up after fence 22. We believe she also picked up 20 penalties at fence 15, so her refusal in the main arena meant elimination.
3:30: Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras and Will Coleman and Tight Lines are are final two on course.
3:36: Just two seconds over the time for Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras! They add just 0.8 time penalties to their dressage score.
3:42: Will Coleman and Tight Lines are home double clear! That’s our last home clear and inside the time.
Here’s the top 10 after cross country: