The ASPCA Maclay Championship kicks off at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.
Round 1 has 222 riders on the order of go. The schedule estimates the flat phase, which will include a minimum of 25 riders, will start time at 3:50 p.m. The second round of jumping will run immediately after that, at roughly 5:10 p.m.
Robin Brown and Michael Tokaruk will be judging the Maclay, Bobby Murphy and Kevin Holowack designed the course.
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The order of go is posted below, as well as a course map and a description of the course.
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Murphy and Holowack have presented a beautiful course with plenty of wingless standards and tests of the rider’s ability to control their horse’s stride. There is a dotted line at both the beginning and end of the course.
Riders will start the course heading away from the in-gate over a stone-brush wall with a white rail on top. They then will canter five strides to an airy square oxer with no wings. They turn left to Fence 3, which a skinny stone fence with a white gate beneath, designed after a fence used at the American Invitational in 1993. Riders then turn right to a wingless hogsback brush fence on the end of the arena with a white rail on top. They continue turning right across the diagonal to Fence 5AB, a pair of wingless fences with colorful boxes on top set a tight one stride apart. They’ll continue on a left bend in five strides to 6AB, a green oxer to another brush fence in one stride.
Fence 7, the ASPCA fence, comes off a left-handed rollback, set on the short end of the ring near the in-gate. Riders then turn right for five strides to Fence 8, another wingless fence with brush rails, three strides to a brush oxer at Fence 9. They’ll then continue on a right bend for six strides to Fence 10, a light green vertical. They’ll then rollback left around the end of the ring to head down opposite diagonal heading towards the in-gate. The first fence in the line is a stone triple bar, six strides to the final fence, a grey vertical with letters spelling “Maclay” underneath.
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