Effective immediately significant changes have been made to the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. In an effort to expand access to qualification opportunities in more areas of the country, to encourage more entries at upper level U.S. events, and to expand entries at the 2019 AEC $40,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the USEA and the Gold Cup Steering Committee have agreed to make the AEC Advanced qualifications similar to the AEC Intermediate qualifications.
You could hear a pin drop in the International Ring at The Colorado Horse Park as California’s Tamra Smith rode around the track in the final show jumping phase of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Final aboard Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell’s, Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira).
In the Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final, Tamra Smith of California, maintained her impressive lead riding Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell’s 2006 German Sport Horse gelding Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira) despite adding 1.6 time penalties on cross-country. The pair now sit on a 28.0.
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series featured 11 qualifying events over the past 12 months and culminates this weekend with the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
After a whirlwind day of competition at the Millbrook Horse Trials, Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam (Sonset Seiger x Aerial) emerged victorious, jumping one of the morning’s 11 double clear show jumping rounds and adding just a single cross-country time fault to their dressage score to take home the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division.
Of the 22 horses that performed their dressage tests today, just three managed to find their way into the top 10 of the 47-horse field competing in the Millbrook Horse Trials Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.
The 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials in Millbrook, N.Y. are in full swing with the second day of dressage competition well underway.
Twenty-five horses in the 48-horse field competing the 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division took their turn in the sandbox this afternoon at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.
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.
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.