November 16-19, 2017


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In this section, we strive to make it easier for you to get to know the competitors before the Event. If you are already a seasoned fan of 3-Day Eventing, you will know many of these names. If not, click away and get to know some of the entries in the CIC3* competition, the highest level run at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event.

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November 16-19, 2017, Reddick, FL

Meet the Competitors

Follow and learn more about the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club Competitors, the cross-country course, ride times, live results and much more:

Preview of the CIC 3* field, with analysis and expected top placings! By Jenni Autry of Eventing Nation (

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Results, horses and riders from the 2016 OJC International Event

Rider: Jennie Brannigan                         Horse: Cambalda

Jennie Brannigan:  FEI Stats                           Cambalda - USEA Stats

Jennie brought the idea of 3-Day Eventing competitions to the Ocala Jockey Club. Cambalda galloped the Ocala Jockey Club hills before anyone else did.

Rider: Liz Halliday-Sharp                                  Horse: Fernhill by Night

Liz Halliday-Sharp: FEI Stats                                     Fernhill by Night - USEA Stats

Liz is a unique sportswoman, an international 4* eventing rider, as well as a professional racing driver in sportscar and GT endurance disciplines, and a TV broadcaster. Fernhill By Night and Liz have won 5 international events together.

Rider: Cary Chavis                                Horse: Game On (Thoroughbred)

Cary Chavis:  FEI Stats                                 Game On - USEA Stats

Cary Chavis is a dentist with his own dental practice who rides an unraced Thoroughbred he bought as a 5-year old. He trains with Erin Sylvester in PA and has been moving up the levels with her guidance. This is their first 3*.

Rider: Phillip Dutton                                Horse: Mighty Nice

Phillip Dutton:  FEI Bio and Stats                   Mighty Nice - USEA Stats

This horse and rider combination brought home the Individual Bronze Medal from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. We are thrilled to welcome them at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event!

Rider: Melissa McMaster   Horse: MMC Paddy Patterson (Thoroughbred)

Melissa McMaster:  FEI Stats    MMC Paddy Patterson - USEA Stats

When Melissa found this horse as a 6-year old off-track Thoroughbred, it took her 20 minutes to go from canter to a trot in the first ride. Since then, they have become the 2016 Area 3 Intermediate Champion and to earn other top awards.

Rider: Erin Pullen                                Horse: Tag (Thoroughbred)

Erin Pullen:  FEI Stats                  Tag - USEA Stats

Tag is Erin's 12 year off-track Thoroughbred. Having last raced in July 2103, he went to a hunter pace and loved his new job. Whatever he has been asked, he has answered. They are moving up the levels, with immense mutual trust.

Rider: Katie Ruppel                                   Horse: Houdini (Thoroughbred)

Katie Ruppel:  FEI Stats                                     Houdini - USEA Stats

Katie is a veteran 4* rider. Katie and Houdini have been together for 10 years. They have won many top 5 awards at the Advanced and 3* levels. They won the 2nd place prize in the 2016 CIC3* OJC 3-Day Event Thoroughbred Awards.

Rider: Katie Ruppel                                   Horse: Foreign Affair

Katie Ruppel:  FEI Stats                                     Foreign Affair - USEA Stats

"Will" has just stepped up to the 3* after many successful season at IM and 2*. He was produced to the 1* level by his owner,  Makenzie Spaes. Wil loves having his ears rubbed and is terrified of people with cameras.

Rider: Hannah Sue Burnett                     Horse: Cooley Dream

Hannah Sue Burnett:  FEI Stats                       Cooley Dream - USEA Stats

The winners of the CCI2* of the 2016 Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event are back in the higher level this year.

Rider: Shelby Brost                                       Horse: Crimson (Thoroughbred)

Shelby Brost:  FEI Stats                                         Crimson - USEA Stats

Shelby and Crimson won 2015 bronze 1* NAJYRC and 2016 Gold NAYRC 2*. Shelby is from Alberta, Canada, but based in FL. This will be their first 3*.

Rider: Lauren Kieffer                                   Horse: Vermiculus

Lauren Kieffer:  FEI Stats                                     Vermiculus - USEA Stats

Vermiculus, aka "Bug", is owned by Jaqueline Mars. He was bought as a 3-year old and is a half brother to Lauren's Young Rider horse and first Rolex KY horse. Bug was an alternate to the 2015 Pan Am team and did Rolex KY 2017.