Long Live the Long Format: Peterson Smith BarnStaple Educational Three Day Kicks Off This Week

Riders brush up on your alphabet — Endurance phase A, B, C & D incoming! Photo by Lisa Madren.

The thrill of the ‘chase lives on this weekend at the inaugural Peterson Smith Barnstaple Educational Three Day in Morriston, FL. This USEA Educational Activity has been a labor of love many months in the making by the entire PSBE3D team to bring 65 lucky riders not only a weekend of top competition, but wall-to-wall educational seminars, demonstrations and more from industry professionals.

Competition will be spread across neighboring Barnstaple and HITS Post Time Farm properties. The traditional long format event begins with a trot up today (Wednesday) for the Ground Jury of Heather Gillette and Ashley Johnson along with Peterson and Smith veterinary representatives.

Phase D features challenging cross country tracks designed by Jay Hambly. Photo by Lisa Madren.

Dressage takes place Thursday and Friday at HITS Post Time Farm, but it’s Saturday that most riders are anticipating: endurance day. Roads and tracks weave through the Ocala countryside before depositing riders on BarnStaple’s picturesque cross country course for phase D. Jay Hambly has designed championship calibre tracks for starter through training levels.

The show jumping finale will be held on grass at Barnstaple across a Brody Robertson designed course.

Day one of the Barnstaple Classic Three Day was so fun and if the first day is any sign, we will be having a fantastic…

Posted by Lisa Madren on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The line up of clinicians, demonstrations and lecturers is hot, hot, hot! A few notable items on the schedule includes Tik Maynard’s “Good Horsemanship Techniques,” “Tour of Phases A, B, C” with Dorothy Crowell, and “Vet Box Demo” with Max Corcoran and Rachel Goth. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, the full lineup includes Peter Gray, Leslie Law, Sara Kozumplik, Lauren Nicholson, Buck Davidson, and more. Sounds like too much fun to miss out on? You can still sign up to audit at this link.

For those who aren’t lucky to be in sunny Florida this week, much of the event will be live streamed by RNS Video Media. Many thanks to Taylor Harris Insurance for providing the free live stream! Click here for the live stream link. All educational content will also be available to watch on demand after the event in the Ride iQ Library.

Tentative schedule of events: 

Tuesday, November 15:

  • 12:00 – 6:00 Arrival Exams Begin
  • 4:00 Jog Demo with Peter Gray, Jog Practice with Dorothy Crowell and Sara Kozumplik

Wednesday, November 16:

  • 8:00 – 10:00 Arrival Exams cont.
  • 8:00 Competitor Briefing, Cross Country Open for walking, Roads & Tracks open for hacking
  • 9:00 Dressage demonstration with Will Faudree and Peter Gray
  • 11:00 Ride-a-Tests begin with Debbie Adams for riders going Thursday
  • 12:30 Tour of A, B & C with Dorothy Crowell
  • 3:00 pm First Horse Inspection
  • 6:00 pm Welcome Party with “The A, B, C’s of a Classic Three Day” with Leslie Law

Thursday, November 17:

  • 8:00 am Dressage Begins
  • 8:00 am Cross Course walks begin for riders going on Friday
  • 10:00 am Steeplechase Demo with Kyle Carter
  • 11:00 am “Good Horsemanship Techniques” with Tik Maynard
  • 12:00 – 5:00 Ride-A-Test for riders going Friday with Debbie Adams
  • 12:00 – 5:00 Steeplechase Schooling with Dorothy Crowell for riders who rode Thursday
  • 12:30 – 1:30 2nd Tour of A, B & C
  • 6:00 pm Dinner with Sinead Halpin – “The Equine Connection and Communication”

Friday, November 18:

  • 8:00 am Dressage begins
  • 8:00 am Cross Course walks begin for riders going on Thursday
  • 9:45 am Vet Box Demo & Discussion with Max Corcoran and Rachel Goth from Peterson & Smith
  • 11:00 am Cross Country demo with Lauren Nicholson and Buck Davidson
  • 12:30 – 5:30 Steeplechase Schooling with Dorothy Crowell for riders who rode Friday
  • 1:00 – 2:30 3rd Tour of A, B, C
  • 6:30 Dinner with Mac Corcoran and Rachel Goth – “Horsemanship!!”

Saturday, November 19:

  • 8:00 am Endurance Begins!
  • 3:00 pm SJ Course open for walking
  • 4:30 – 5:30 “Riding your Three-Day Horse is Different” – SJ demo with Sara Kozumplik & Brody
  • 6:30 pm Boogie with the Band Competitor Party!

Sunday, November 20:

  • 8:00 amThird Horse Inspection
  • 10:30 am Omelets and Special Awards Brunch – Kyle Carter & Buck Davidson as MC’s
  • 12:00 Show Jumping begins

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