US Equestrian has announced the roster of horse-and-athlete combinations selected to compete at the 2020 Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge – East Coast held in Unionville, Pa., from September 17-20, 2020. The format of the Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge provides an opportunity for eventing athletes to gain valuable team competition experience in an unofficial team scenario on home soil at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels.
The 2020 competition year continues to challenge everyone in the equestrian community. Now, the impacts initially caused by the pandemic are being amplified on the West Coast due to the tragic wildfires affecting the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. In light of these devastating wildfires, concerns over air quality are ever-present since both humans and equines can be equally impacted.
Matthew Flynn (Potomac, MD) flew around the White Oak cross-country course with Wizzerd to win the Advanced A division at the Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials presented by EquiSafe Global at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), ending on a score of 40.90.
Doug Payne (Aiken, SC) maintained his lead in both Advanced A and Advanced B divisions at the Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIEC presented by EquiSafe Global. Starr Witness, the 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare (Chello III VDL x Veneur) owned in partnership with Catherine Winter and Laurie McRee, added nothing to her dressage score to remain in first with a 25.70 heading into cross-country on Sunday.
Doug Payne holds all three top places across both sections of the Advanced division after day one of competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort. The Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIEC presented by EquiSafe Global kicked off Friday, September 11, with nearly 350 entries in the event’s sophomore year at TIEC.
After a long delay, the international eventing season roars back to life on the West Coast with the Twin Rivers Fall International, September 17-20 in Coastal Central California's Paso Robles.
The region's many upper level riders are excited to get back in the hunt for FEI qualifying scores and pairs of all levels are hot to strut their stuff. The competition will also host Advanced through Intro and Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse levels.
It is with great sadness that the Caber Farm September Horse Trials Organizing Committee reports that Rocket Man lovingly know in the barn and shown previously as Warrior, a 6-year-old Oldenburg gelding (W Revenue x Moon Legacy) ridden by Erin Grandia and owned by Erin and Julie McPherson, was euthanized due to injuries sustained after getting loose from the stabling at Caber Farm on September 4th, 2020. The veterinarian was on site and immediately tended to Warrior. The members of the Caber Farm Organizing Committee wish to extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to all those connected with Warrior.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
New dates and locations have been selected for the USEF CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships for 2020.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has released the updated selection procedures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which were modified due to the postponement. The Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, with eventing occurring from July 30 to August 2, 2021.
The USEA is saddened to share the news of the passing of Northern Spy (All Fair x Lavender Fair VII), Heidi White’s English Thoroughbred gelding, at the age of 27. Together, White and “Farley” competed successfully at the highest levels of the sport for many years and represented the United States on the world stage.