Chesterfield, SC, March 8, 2017 — The Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is pleased to welcome a new design and build team for the May 4-7, 2017 competition at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, SC.
We welcome Chris Barnard as the show jumping course designer, John Michael Durr as the cross-country course designer, and Dylan Barry as builder. Rob Mobley will also return as co-builder and to help with repair and maintenance during the competition.
Whether or not you've ever competed in a long-format competition the committee asks that you take five tiny minutes to complete this 5-question survey. Your answers will help determine how to offer the most exciting and educational experience at a long-format competition at all levels and identify specific needs to encourage organizers to host long-format events at the Preliminary level (there is only one at the country right now).
The thrill of the ‘chase lives on with the continuation of the USEA Classic Series in 2017. This program gives modern day eventers a chance to experience the unforgettable rush of a traditional long format three-day event at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels.
As it stands, USEA is the only national association still providing these long format events. Participating in a Classic Series event gives you access to a weekend’s worth of quality education from experts on the ins and outs of a three-day including the horse inspection, roads and tracks, steeplechase and more.
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