They’re Off to the Races at Ocala Jockey Club International

EN’s own Maggie Deatrick is contesting the CCI2*-L with Cthulhu. Best of luck, Maggie! Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

If the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event was a race, the starting field would be loaded in the gate following the first horse inspection today here in Reddick, Florida.

In the CCI2*-L, one horse was sent to the holding box, Natasha Erschen’s mount Chai Tea Latte, but was accepted after re-presenting. Across the three- and four-star divisions, only one horse did not pass: Joe Meyer’s mount Gortglas Crazy Love, in the CCI3*-L. Emily Beshear’s mount Deal With It was sent to the hold in the CCI3*-L but passed upon re-presentation.

Black fences criss-crossing emerald fields, Spanish moss fluttering in a cool autumn breeze … it’s hard to capture the magnificence of this venue, a jewel in the crown of Thoroughbred country. Enjoy these sun-drenched snapshots of the first horse inspection by the brilliant Shannon Brinkman:

Emily Renfroe-Dailey and Point of It all in the CCI2*-L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Rebecca von Schweinitz and Limited Edition in the CCI2*-L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Emily Beshear and Deal With It in the CCI3*-L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Laura Szeremi and Toxicodendron in the CCI2*-L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Madeline O’Brien and Casarino. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Dressage starts at 8 a.m. tomorrow for half the CCI2*-L and the full CCI4*-S division — father-daughter team Rick and Elisa Wallace will be their test riders, respectively, beginning at 7:40 a.m. The first of two days of CCI3*-L dressage kicks off at 12:20 p.m. Click here for dressage start times.

There will be a live stream on EQTV Network beginning Friday; you view the schedule at the website.

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