World-class event horses take center stage this weekend in northern Virginia during the Brook Ledge Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan. The CICO3*, featuring 46 athletes, also includes a Nations Cup team competition, the only North American leg of the international FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series. Riders from the United States, Canada and Great Britain will be competing in this elite team competition.
This afternoon featured the first horse inspection for the competitors (all horses presented were accepted). Additionally, several riders from the recently announced Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for this fall's FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC, performed dressage tests. Each of the seven riders will be competing in a combined test (they will show jump tomorrow evening with the rest of the competitors, but skip the cross-country portion.)
Dressage kicks off for the rest of the competitors bright and early tomorrow at 7:10AM and runs until 2:09PM. Riders will show jump at 5:10PM until 7:45PM and cross country will run from 9:30AM to 1PM on Sunday.