KALISPELL, Mont. (July 22, 2016) — The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm saw the highest of the international levels competing today in the dressage phase. The CCI3* division was led by an unstoppable Hannah Sue Burnett who ended the day holding both first and Dental second places in a competitive field.
Burnett, The Plains, Va.,set the standard as the day’s first CCI3* competitor, scoring a 43.7on Jacqueline Mars’ 8-year Irish sport horse, Cooley Dream. Burnett also captured second place with a ride of 45.6 aboard Under Suspection, a 12-year old Holsteiner owned by Mary Ann Ghadban.
“Cooley is a young horse, he’s only eight this year. He’s still sort of a work in progress but he’s lovely, he’s such a fantastic horse, “ said Burnett.
This was her second ever trip to Rebecca Farm. “I came here six years ago so I’ve been trying to get back ever since. I’m really happy to be here,” said Burnett.
She continued, “Both horses were great today. Under Suspection was fantastic too. I thought actually ‘Pippi’ might beat Cooley Dream because she was doing so well in warm up but with the wind, she got a little excited and changes were a little more exciting than what I was hoping. But wholesale NFL jerseys both tests were really good and I was very happy with them.”
Standing third, just behind Burnett,is Buck Davidson with Carl Segal and cheap jerseys Sherrie Martin’s Copper Beach bringing in a score of 45.7.
In the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* Division, Mackenna Shea, onher own Landioso,took first with a dressage score of 44.4. Shea just beat out her Home coach, Tamra Smith, who rodePeggy’s Moore’s Lagos Star to secondplace with a score of 44.5. Smith also currently holds three of the top five spots for CIC3*, riding Dempsey to fourth place on 49.0, and Twizted Syster to fifth place on 49.8.
The Adequan USEA Gold Cup (http://useventing.com/competitions/goldcup) consists of 11 qualifying competitions at Advanced and CIC3* levels, which culmin ate at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, to be held in September.
In addition to the top international levels, Junior Open Training, Senior Open Training, Open Preliminary, and Open Vivamus Intermediate all took to the dressage ring today. On the cross country course, Novice Three Day, Training, and Training Three-Day competitors saw the overnight leaderboard shaken up.
Saturday’s action will kick off early at 8 a.m. with the international levels taking to the cross country course and the novice and training divisions in the show jumping arena. Family fun will also be in full swing Saturday at The Event’s world-class tradefair, complete with more than 100 vendors, full concessions, and a free Kids Zone featuring pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts and more.Admission is free and a one-time recommended $10 parking donation per car is requested support Halt Cancer at X.
To access Rebecca Farm, from the junction of Highways 93 & 2, travel 2 miles north on Highway 93 to Reserve Loop and go west 2 miles, then south on W. Springcreek Rd. The entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.
Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cross-Country phase all day. All FEI levels. Open Intermediate.
Show Jumping: Sr. Open Novice, Jr. Open Novice, Novice 3-Day, Training 3-Day
Trade Fair & Food Vendors: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Kid Zone: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Show Jumping phase all day. All FEI levels. Open Intermediate, Open Preliminary, Jr. Open Preliminary, Junior and Senior Open Training
Final Horse Inspection: 8 a.m.
Trade Fair & Food Vendors: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Kid Zone: i 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rebecca Farm to Market 5k: 8 a.m.
Halt Cancer at X Challenge: 1:30 p.m. –2:00 p.m.
For further details about the schedule of events, please visit Schedule of Events
ABOUT THE EVENT AT REBECCA FARM
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