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