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At just 22-years-old Caroline Martin has scooped up her first CIC3* win after nailing a double clear cross-country round with Sherrie Martin’s The Apprentice today at the Cloud 11/Gavilan North CIC & Horse Trials.Making it around Ian Stark’s big bold track in six minutes and 41 seconds proved a tall order for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup competitors, all except the winning combination. Of the 52 starters, Martin and “Dirk” were the only pair to come home within the time, a first for the 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Casado x Funny Girl) at the CIC3* level.
Original Post Date: 03/25/2017 - 19:57   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:25 19:58:33

Dubbed a “one rail horse at CICs” yesterday by jockey Clark Montgomery, Loughan Glen cleared his name today delivering a double clear show jump round to snatch the lead of the three-star division at the Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials.
Original Post Date: 03/24/2017 - 18:50   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:25 08:34:27

No one was surprised to see Allison Springer and the Arthur Syndicate’s Arthur end the day squarely atop the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* standings after the first phase of competition at the Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials. Defending champions, the pair handily earned 40.7 penalty points from judges Christina Klingspor (SWE) and Robert Stevenson (USA), a three-point improvement from their winning test in 2016.
Original Post Date: 03/23/2017 - 17:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:24 09:24:44

It has been a blustery start to the $65,000 Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials as wind whipped around the dressage arenas today, giving the first Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* competitors an extra challenge on the flat. Ladies landed the top three spots after day one with Jennie Brannigan in first (41.50), Hannah Sue Burnett in second (43.10) and Caroline Martin in third (44.30).
Original Post Date: 03/22/2017 - 15:51   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:22 18:18:19

The spring season is now in full swing after Hannah Sue Burnett and Selena O’Hanlon snapped up Adequan USEA Gold Cup wins two weeks ago at Red Hills International Horse Trials. Next up on the calendar is the Cloud Eleven-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC & HT. In addition to the CIC3* and Advanced Gold Cup divisions, the Southern Pines, N.C. venue will also host Training through Intermediate levels alongside the other one- and two-star international levels.
Original Post Date: 03/22/2017 - 08:56   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:22 10:18:42

With just a hair over two months to go until the second annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship, schools up and down the east coast (and farther!) are buzzing with excitement. Held again at the Virginia Horse Trials May 25-28, Event Organizer Andy Bowles joins us on the podcast to share all the details of the championship and give us a preview of all the excitement the VHT team has planned. Listen to hear what’s in store and who is coming! 
Original Post Date: 03/20/2017 - 13:56   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:21 08:32:42

The warm up at a competition can often feel overwhelming. With horses circling, steward’s calling, and adrenaline pumping, it can be hard recalling all the proper etiquette, so it’s best to review before you head to the show! Following these guidelines can help the competition run more smoothly and safely for everyone.
Original Post Date: 03/20/2017 - 09:22   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:20 11:59:31

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award exists to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country technique. At events around the country, training level riders are judged against set criteria which includes gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position and general impressions. Judges, who must be either Level III or IV ICP certified, USEF Licensed Eventing Officials or USET Senior Team Riders, reward the top riders who excel at these skills.
Original Post Date: 03/17/2017 - 09:31   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:17 12:44:55

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
Original Post Date: 03/16/2017 - 12:33   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:16 12:41:56

You might think you ride at a stables, barn or equestrian center - but you’d only be half right - because in fact, you ride at your happy place.You have to agree that when you arrive at the barn you arrive at a place that's more than just fences, paddocks and arenas... it really is your happy place. The place that you go to when you need a little positive distraction from the craziness of your crazy world. Unlike other sport venues, however, your happy place isn't defined by the venue itself; but by the relationship with your trainers, peers, and horses found there.
Original Post Date: 03/15/2017 - 11:46   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:15 11:50:57


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