The Ocala Jockey Club Three Day Event took place last weekend in Florida and Chris Stafford went along to watch several of the top US riders do battle in the final major event of the season. It was an unseasonably cold few days but the courses rode well and spectators watched as two riders made their mark returning to the sport at this level. Chris spoke to the winner of the CCI4-Short competition Marilyn Little who brought the lovely mare RF Scandalous back into form following the disappointing injury she sustained just prior to the FEI World Equestrian Games last year. Marilyn explains what it took to get the mare sound and fit again and why this partnership is so special to her.  Also making a remarkable comeback was Ocala based Sara Kozumplik Murphy riding Rubens D’Ysieux into fourth place in the CCI4-S.  Not only did Sara break her back and neck last year but Rubens underwent colic surgery earlier this year so this result was particularly impressive.  We also hear from Lucinda Green who shares her thoughts on the event and cross country riding.  And as we discuss the future of the sport she explains why she thinks eventing should not be in the Olympic Games.  It’s always an insightful conversation with Lucinda.

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