Area Championships

2024 USEA Area Championships

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL

    1. All Area Championship competitors must be current USEA Members.
    2. All qualifying competitions must be USEA registered horse trials, three-day events or CIs.
    3. Divisions must have five or more starters to count as qualifying competitions.
    4. No horse may compete in more than one championship in a calendar year. This restriction does not include the AEC or any national championship. (Withdrawn by USEA Board of Governors May 18, 2023, no longer in effect).

    5. Beginner Novice divisions will not count as qualifiers for the Novice division.
    6. List the qualifying competitions on the entry form.

    NOTE: Whips are not permitted to be carried in the Dressage Test at USEF/USEA Championships or USEA Area Championship divisions.


    AREA I

    (Preliminary, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice and Starter)

    GENESEE VALLEY RIDING & DRIVING CLUB, AUGUST 17-18, 2024
    Placing to Qualify:
    1st thru 3rd at one Event, includes amateur placing.

    Qualifying Period: 8/01/2023 – 7/30/2024

    In Area: Starter, BN, N, T Any Area: P
    Placing 1-5 at the 2023 Championships counts as a qualifier.

    For a detailed account of Area I Championship policies and specifications go to Area I Championships


    AREA II

    (Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice)

    Location: THE MARYLAND HORSE TRIALS AT LOCH MOY, OCTOBER 6-8, 2023
    Placing to Qualify:
    1st thru 5th at one Event.

    Qualifying Period: 10/3/2023 - 9/19/2023

    In Area: BN, N, T, M, P Any Area: I

    Open to members of other Areas but must qualify within Area II for BN/N/T/M/P.

    For a detailed account of Area II Championship policies and specifications go to www.usea2.net


    AREA III

    Open Intermediate (OI-CH), Open Preliminary (OP-CH), Open Modified (OM-CH), Training Rider and Training Horse (TR-CH & TH-CH), Novice Rider and Novice Horse (NR-CH & NH-CH), Beginner Novice Rider and Beginner Novice Horse (BNR & BNH) and Starter Rider

    Bouckaert Equestrian Horse Trials, June 28-30, 2024 (previously known as Chattahoochee Hills)

    Qualifying Period BN-I: June 13, 2023 to June 11, 2024 Starter Level Qualifying Period: December 1, 2023 - June 11, 2024

    Placing to Qualify:
    Starter - Preliminary: 1st thru 5th at one event with no cross-country jump penalties.

    Intermediate: Completion of a minimum of 2 events (Intermediate HT or 3*) with no cross- country penalties.

    Open to members of other Areas but non-residents must qualify within Area III.

    For a detailed account of Area III Championship policies and specifications go to www.usea3.org


    AREA IV

    (Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice)

    Windermere Run Horse Trials, October 18-20, 2024

    Placing to Qualify: 1st thru 5th at one Event.

    Qualifying Period: 9/12/23 – 10/01/2024

    Any Area with Caveat: Must compete in at least one Area IV horse Trial during the qualifying period.

    Only open to residents or declared residents of Area IV.

    For a detailed account of Area IV Championship policies and specifications go to www.usea4.org


    AREA V

    (Intermediate, Preliminary, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice)

    Novice and Beginner Novice

    MEADOWCREEK PARK – THE FALL SOCIAL, SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2023
    Qualifying Period:
    9/6/2022 – 9/5/2023

    Intermediate, Preliminary and Training

    TEXAS ROSE H.T., NOVEMBER 4-5, 2023
    Qualifying Period:
    10/18/2022 – 10/17/2023

    In Area:
    BN, N, T, P, I

    Placing to Qualify: 1st thru 5th at one Event at the same level of the championship of a USEA recognized horse trials.

    Open to members of other Areas but must qualify in Area V.

    Horse/rider must qualify as a pair and both horse and rider must be current USEA members at the time of qualifying event and championships.

    For a detailed account of Area V Championship policies and specifications go to www.area5eventing.com


    AREA VI

    (Starter, BN, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary, Intermediate 3L, and Advanced 4L)

    GALWAY DOWNS INTERNATIONAL & H.T., October 30 - November 3, 2024

    Qualifying Period: 11/4/2023- 10/22/2024

    Area VI Championships are open to any rider from any area. They can qualify in their area and compete in the Area VI championships.

    Qualify: Complete two events at the level you are qualifying for.

    All divisions will have Rider and Open

    For a detailed account of Area VI Championship policies and specifications go to www.areavi.org


    AREA VII

    (Intermediate, Preliminary, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice)

    ASPEN FARM H.T., SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2023

    Placing to Qualify: 1st thru 5th at one Area VII Event.

    Qualifying Period: 8/30/22 – 8/290/23

    In Area:

    BN, N, T, P, I

    There is no residency requirement.

    For a detailed account of Area VII Championship policies and specifications go to www.areavii.org.


    AREA VIII

    (Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice and Starter)

    JUMP START H.T., SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024

    Placing to Qualify: 1st thru 5th in Area.
    Riders must be members of USEA Area 8 as determined by their address of record with the USEA or declaration of Area. Placings earned through the USEA Amateur Upgrade Policy will count as a placing requirement.
    To compete for the Adult and Young Riders awards competitors must be a member of the Area 8 Adult Rider or Area 8 Young Rider program no later than opening date for entries.

    Qualifying Period: TBA

    For a detailed account of Area VIII Championship policies and specifications, including residency requirements go to www.usea8.org


    AREA IX

    (Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice, Starter)

    THE EVENT AT ARCHER, AUGUST 16-18, 2024
    Qualifying Period: 8/19/2023 - 8/02/2024

    1. All entries must be submitted by the posted closing date of the show.
    2. Rider and Horse must qualify as a pair.
    3. Starter through Prelim Level Qualifications: 1st through 5th at one USEA recognized event with a minimum of 5 starters.
    4. Completion at any level must meet the USEF definition of a MER to qualify for championships.
    Area IX Members may qualify in any area, but they must have competed in at least one USEA recognized event within Area IX during the qualifying time period, although it does not need to be on the horse they are showing in the Championships.
    5. Open to members of other areas but non- Area IX riders must qualify within Area IX.

    For a detailed account of Area IX Championship policies and specifications go to www.areaixeventing.com


    AREA X

    (Preliminary, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice)

    LOCATION: SAzEA FALL H.T., OCTOBER 20-22, 2023

    Qualifying Period: 11/8/2022 – 10/9/2023

    Placing to Qualify: 1st thru 5th at one Event
    Divisions with fewer than three starters, must obtain a MER.

    Area X and declared Area X horse and rider combinations can qualify in any Area.
    Horse and rider combinations from other areas must qualify within Area X.

    For a detailed account of Area X Championship policies and specifications go to www.usea.area-x.org

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