The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive the action as we share videos of the different sessions!
Two United States Eventing Association (USEA) events call Utah their home and Golden Spike Horse Trials is one of them. Golden Spike Horse Trials on June 16-17 in Ogden, Utah hosted Area IX’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award (COTM).
East of the Great Salt Lake and surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains; Ogden, Utah attracts adrenaline junkies, Wild West fanatics, skiers, snowboarders, and three-day event riders. Judged by Wayne Quarles, Andora Tutvedt on Sugar and Spice and Elyssa Stubblefield on A.F. Hermes were the winners of the COTM awards which rewards riders that demonstrate safe, effective, and appropriate cross-country riding.
Andora Tutvedt & Sugar and Spice
The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International Three-Day Event celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, hosting the U.S. Equestrian CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships and the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships when it returns to Fair Hill, Maryland, October 18-21. Located at the pristine Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Fair Hill International awards $50,000 in prize money.
The Road to AEC is a series of articles contributed by our members about their journeys to compete in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds at The Colorad Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 30-September 2, 2018.
I am an eventing trainer and instructor in Fort Collins, Colorado. But, I also do a lot of work with Mustangs, and with other dedicated individuals have also recently started a non-profit group benefiting mustangs on and off the range. I have competed multiple times in the Extreme Mustang Makeover and was a top 10 finalist twice.
The Ocala Jockey Club is excited to announce that the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event was honored with the “Small Market Event of the Year” award by the Florida Sports Foundation. The award was presented to the Ocala Jockey Club at the Marion County Board of County Commissioners’ July 17 meeting.
“We are excited to continue welcoming the athletes and their teams to the Horse Capital of the WorldTM for the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event,” said Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant. “Hosting high-quality athletic events such as this one is a great economic driver, and also a wonderful opportunity to introduce our community to visitors from around the world who might be experiencing Marion County for the first time.”
Cooley is a common name among the international eventing community, and one that the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) program has certainly noticed. Cooley Off the Record, now known as Off the Record, made his mark in the reign of Cooley horses with his most recent win at the Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* with William Coleman in the irons. A win proving that he is not a horse for the future but a horse to watch now. Horses like Off the Record can transform into competitive upper level event horses by starting their eventing careers in the USEA’s Young, Future, or New Event Horse Programs.
The overnight leaders in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and the CCI3* divisions clinched onto their standings in show jumping to claim victory. Both winners hail from California and are members of the Next Level Eventing team and came to The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. with their entire families and support systems.
“This is the only event of the year we all bring our families to. This is one of our very favorite events,” stated Tamra Smith, who just clinched the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division. “Next Level Eventing essentially has an entire compound here. We all camp together, and grill out every evening, and we all have our parents, children, in-laws and other loved ones here for this special event.”
Heaps of emotions and tears of joy flooded today’s press conference after Area II won team gold in the CICOY2* at the 2018 FEI/Adequan North American Youth Championships at Rebecca Farm. The team led all three phases of competition throughout the week, ending on a total combined score of 111.2, nearly 20 points ahead of the silver medal team.
While Area II was sitting in gold medal contention overnight, it was Area V who came out on top of the team leaderboard in the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) CCIJ1* division. The scores were so tight that just one rail down would shuffle the whole team standings. The Area V team riders came to win, and they were the only team that managed to all put in double clear rounds over Chris Barnard’s CCIJ1* show jumping course today. The Area V team composed of McKinsey Wickman, Georgia Phillips, and Georgia Dillard all left the rails in the cups today to claim their team gold medals, finishing on a combined team score of 105.2, more than 10 points better than the silver medal team.
All but one of the 42 horses presented to the ground jury early this morning at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) at The Event at Rebecca Farm will continue onto the show jumping phase later this morning.
Both the CCIJ* and the CICOY2* riders presented their horses this morning after an exciting day on Ian Stark’s cross-country courses yesterday. This year’s ground jury for the NAYC in Kalispell, Mont. includes Jo Young (CAN), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Judy Hancock (GBR), and additionally FEI Veterinary Delegate Yves Rossier, and they sent five horses to the hold box in the NAYC inspections.
The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. is host to many USEA programs, including the Classic Series, Charles Owen Technical Merit Award (COTM), Young Riders (NAYC), and more. The USEA Classic Series offers competitors the opportunity to compete in the traditional long format of three-day eventing at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels, and provides an educational opportunity for both horse and rider. From professionals to amateurs, the Classic Series offers something for everyone.
Tamra Smith thinks that no one has ever made time on the cross-country course in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* at The Event at Rebecca Farm, and this year proved no different. Twelve pairs set off on Ian Stark’s cross-country course, half crossed the finish line with no jump faults, but everyone added some time to their dressage scores. Smith was able to move up from second to first when overnight leaders, Chris Talley and Sandro’s Star, Hannah Salazar’s 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Sagnol x Poetic Patter) added 11.6 time penalties.