With dark skies and dropping temperatures on October 25-28, the weekend of the Hylofit USEA Classic Three-Day Event at Waredaca brought a mix of weather elements for competitors. Amidst the cold spitting rain in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Alice Roosevelt, Caitlin O’Roark, and Cami Pease didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits as they all took home bright blue ribbons.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce their new partnership with Hylofit, the only equine wearable to offer in-ride feedback for horse and rider.
Sandwiched between Los Angeles and San Diego is Temecula, California, home to one of the most popular venues for eventing on the west coast, the Galway Downs Equestrian Center. The 240-acre facility hosts one of the last Hylofit USEA Classic Series events of the season at the Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trials on November 1-4.
Known for bourbon, bluegrass, and big racehorses, Kentucky is also known for the Kentucky Horse Park. The renowned park has attracted eventing legends to eventing rookies and everyone in between. On October 17-21, the Kentucky Horse Park hosted their last eventing competition of the season: the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event & Team Challenge.
Colors of deep red, bright orange, and vibrant green made a picturesque backdrop for the first Beginner Novice Three-Day Event at the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. On October 12 – 14, Carolyn Mackintosh opened her farm for riders to compete in the fall MDHT with a new USEA Classic Series Beginner Novice Three-Day (BN3D) Event.
Competing at Galway Downs, a venue whose motto is “a legend reborn,” James Alliston is a living legend in no need of rebirth. The Northern California-based Brit logged yet another international win with his victory in the CCI2* aboard the Palomino Swedish Warmblood mare, Pandora.
Galway Downs CCI2* leader Jess Hargrave had a good look at Saturday’s cross-country course after a division-winning dressage test Thursday. “It’s big!” she acknowledged. “With a lot of combinations early on. So, this is not going to be a dressage competition!”
Two hours south of Canada and five hours east of Seattle lies Washington state’s second largest city, Spokane. “Near Nature, Near Perfect” is Spokane, Washington's motto and near perfect were the winners of the fourth annual Fall Spokane Sport Horse Farm Horse Trials.
Hello, my name is Emily Worth and today I am writing to tell you about my experience with the long format three-day event. I live in Selma, North Carolina, and am 15 years old. Three years ago, in 2015, I competed in an assisted Beginner Novice division, and while I was there I got to see the long format being run. It looked like a lot of fun and seemed like an amazing opportunity.
“They were all hard,” Cathy Wieschhoff said when describing classic, long format three-day events in the 1990s and early 2000s. A witness to the evolution of three-day eventing, Wieschhoff’s background includes working for U.S. Eventing Hall of Fame member Torrance Watkins, many years alongside the O’Connors, eleven trips to the Kentucky Three-Day Event, and a 15th place finish at Burghley CCI4*.
The week before and 17 hours south of The Event at Rebecca Farm another popular show attracts eventers from the Western states which is the Coconino Summer Horse Trials II and their Classic Three-Day Event.