Copper Meadows Eventing, in Ramona, Ca, has been approved to host Advanced divisions at their upcoming horse trials March 15 - 17, 2013. The addition of Advanced comes after Copper Meadows gained the spring event date from 3-Day Ranch horse trials in Aguanga, Ca, which unfortunately cancelled their event this year. The March date is an important marker in the Area VI calendar which was successfully filled by 3-Day Ranch for a number of years. Two weeks before Galway Downs' spring Event and three-day, the Horse Trials now at Copper Meadows will provide a preparation for riders looking to ready themselves for FEI competition at Galway, or gain one more qualifying score as they prepare for the upcoming FEI season.
James Atkinson, course designer at Copper, says of the future Advanced course, "It will be technical but not huge - a good prep for horses and riders looking to run the CIC 3* at Galway."
Copper Meadows Eventing is excited and honored to run this spring Event, and hopes that it will be useful for not just California riders, but also riders from surrounding states and barns wintering in California: "We are excited to provide West coast eventers with another Advanced track, and hope to be an extremely relevant event in the calendar," says James. Along with the addition of an Advanced track, the existing courses will be slightly changed for the 2013 season.
For more information about the event, or to sign up to work at the event and earn schooling certificates, please visit our website at www.copper-meadows.com, or send an email to [email protected]. Entries for the event opened January 29, and close February 26. In addition to Advanced, Copper will run Intermediate - Intro levels.