Concours International Combiné (CIC) at Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, April 22 - 24


Up-and-coming equestrian Lynnsay Sexton
 with Fernhill Triple Crown and Fernhill Riptide
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


With elegance, excitement and thrills, Chattahoochee Hills Eventing proudly hosted the Concours International Combiné (CIC) April 22 - 24, the week prior to Rolex. Andrew Bennie (NZ) presided as president of the CIC 3* and judged the Advanced combined test. Andrew will also judge at Rolex and in Rio.

For those who are unfamiliar with the sport, cross-country equestrian jumping is an endurance test that forms one of the three phases of the sport of eventing. The object of the endurance test is to prove the speed, endurance and jumping ability of the true cross-country horse.  At the same time, it demonstrates the rider's knowledge of pace and the use of this horse across country.

The cross-country course is approximately two and three quarter to four miles long, comprising twenty-four to thirty-six fixed and solid obstacles. Obstacles usually are built to look "natural" (out of logs, for instance), however; odd materials and decorations may be added to test the horse's bravery. Obstacles can include all that might be found if riding across the countryside -- water, trees, logs, ditches and banks.

All obstacles or compulsory passage ways are flagged with a red flag on the right and a white flag on the left.  All obstacles are numbered and the color of the numbering indicate which level the fence is for when multiple levels are competing at the event.

Highlights below:



Cross-county judge Sam Beilawski and Aurora.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Taking care of business before a big day.
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A beauty strikes a pose.
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"I think I like this spot!"
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Fernhill Riptide and Fernhill Triple Crown with Lynnsay Sexton.
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 Fernhill Triple Crown, Lynnsay Sexton and Fernhill Riptide.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


Chief cross-country judge Charlotte Von Wolfle Greer
 hands out official stopwatches.
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Volunteers listen closely to scoring instructions.
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Aubrey Wagner and Etoile.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

XC judge Nicole Dennison with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
ground jury Yuri Valev and Andrew Bennie.
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Clayton Fredricks and FE Vindus.
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Jessica Phoenix and Bentleys Best.
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Werner Geven and Vilas County.
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Even fur babies love eventing.
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April Simmonds and Quebec NZPH.
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Abby Hamblin and Silver Flash.
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Lauren DeNeve and Maven.
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Lauren DeNeve and Maven.
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Leslie Law and Tre' du Kernat.
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Socialize during division breaks.
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Katherine Coleman an Wizard of Aus.
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Erin Pullen and Tag.
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Andrea Dyer and All Aboard.
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Sarah Kuhn and Sevenoaks 2.
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Lauren DeNeve and Cindy One.
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Judges sometimes watch more than fences.
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A little walk to warm-up.
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Erin Flynn Mobley and Royal Ruckus.
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét


"That's all, folks!"
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
 
For more information about Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, visit chatthillseventing.com. 

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.