First Two Pan Am Qualifiers of 2019 Are Underway at Twin Rivers and Ocala International

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum, one of four horses she is competing in this week’s Twin Rivers CCI3*-L (also Danito, Fleeceworks Royale and En Vogue). Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Riders pursuing qualification for 2019 Pan American Games have their first opportunity of the year this week. (Click here to view a full list of Pan Am Games qualifiers, including 2018 events, and selection info.) Pan Am Games eventing will take place on Aug. 1-4 in Lima, Peru.

On the West Coast, the Twin Rivers Ranch Spring International Event in Paso Robles, California, is offering a CCI3*-L division for Pan Am Games qualification (see CCI3*-L entries here), as well as a CCI4*-S division for horse and rider combinations that are seeking qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (see CCI4*-S entries here).

Competition begins Thursday with Young Event Horse Dressage at 8:30 a.m. PDT. CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S dressage begins at 2:30 p.m. PDT and will be broadcast via live stream by Ride On Video.

Update: After Thursday’s competition, Lauren Billys and the Purdy Syndicate LLC’s Castle Larchfield Purdy lead the CCI4*-S division on a dressage score of 29.8. Charlotte Babbitt and her own 2 A.M. leads the CCI3*-S on a dressage score of 33.6.

Twin Rivers CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

The East Coast’s marquee event this week is Ocala International Festival of Eventing, also featuring a CCI3*-L Pan Am Games qualifier. Thirty-two horses are entered in the division, which kicked off its first day of dressage today.

Update: About a third of the CCI3*-L pairs completed their test today; Thursday’s overnight leader is Dana Cooke with FE Whole Lotta Rosie on a score of 28.0.

Ocala International CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

Keep it here for all the latest throughout the weekend. Go Eventing!