The last long format event in the U.S. is upon us this weekend in the form of the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event, which kicks off in Reddick, Florida today with the first horse inspection. Whether riders have been planning for this event as a year-end goal or they’re rerouted from Fair Hill, here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the hard work that has gone into preparing for this 2019 season finale event.
Mexico’s Daniela Moguel and Cecelia had a last gallop in prep for the CCI4*-L:
Cecelia getting ready for Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event 😎 #lovemymare #top #nextchallenge #eventing #3dayeventing #ocala #eventinglife
Posted by Daniela Moguel on Thursday, November 7, 2019
The second iteration of the Mars Bromont Rising Program wrapped up at Mardaza Farms:
The last day of the Mars Bromont Rising U25 was a complete success and I owe a huge thank you to everyone at Mardanza that helped us to pull this off while also running their own businesses and preparing for the Jockey Club International.I know I must make the people in my life a bit mental when we decide to take on things like this on top of of already hectic schedules, but I am so grateful to be in a position to host something like this due to great people in my own life. In turn I’m inspired by people like Peter, Valerie, Steve, Sue, Chris, Max, Leslie, Jim, Jackie, Brian, and so many others that give their time to developing future riders and horsemen.So many people love to be frustrated with the direction our sport is going. They especially love to point out all the things others are doing wrong. That’s only ok if you roll up your sleeves and jump in to do something about it. Steve, this program is your brainchild and you are the example of a busy successful person paying it forward. From the North American Eventing community, THANK YOU!
Posted by Sara Kozumplik Murphy on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Kyle Carter is got in some skinny-schooling with CCI4*-S entrant Reddy or Not:
Posted by Kyle Carter on Monday, November 11, 2019
CCI4*-L competitors Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride and Favian got some lessons with Brian Murphy in:
Favian #flying over some 4* fences today in a lesson with @brianconormurphy 🤩 Wonderful week of prep at Mardanza Farms getting ready for OJC 🏆 #grateful #perfectpracticemakesperfect #justdoit
Posted by Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride on Monday, November 11, 2019
Elisa Wallace made time for some bareback and bridleless practice on her Mustangs Fledge and Rune. They’ll be performing a demo on Saturday.
A little practice with the bestest boys ❤️❤️. #fledgeandrune #saveahorserideamustang #ojcdemo
Posted by Elisa Wallace Eventing on Sunday, November 10, 2019
Jessica Phoenix tuned up CCI4*-S entrant Humble GS over fences:
Perfect boy – Humble GS – ❤️🇨🇦
Posted by Jessica Phoenix – Phoenix Equestrian Team on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
And FEI first-timer Kirsten Schuitema serenaded One Sly Fox while icing his legs after a gallop:
How do you ice your horse after galloping ….. with serenading of course!!! So proud of these two who are about to contest their first FEI competition at the Jockey Club!!! Friends say she is so lucky to have found Tango!! I say he is so lucky he found her! No one else would have put up with his Demon antics!! #velcrobutt
Posted by Shanon Baker on Sunday, November 10, 2019
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