Jersey Fresh will be WEG selection trial

The Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, held in May at the Horse Park of New Jersey, will be a selection trial for the eventing squad that represents the U.S. at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, N.C., during September.

The event, presented by B.W. Furlong Associates, also will have an upgraded cross-country course. Mark Phillips, a former U.S. eventing coach who designs the route for Britain’s prestigious Burghley event, took over as Jersey Fresh cross-country designer last year. Morgan Rowsell, who designs the course for June’s Essex Horse Trials in Far Hills, builds the fences for Jersey Fresh.

Dr. Brendan Furlong said his practice is donating funds to put in a group of new obstacles for the layout that winds around the park giving a new aspect to the test.

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