Every year, each of the 10 USEA Area programs hosts their own Championships where the best riders have the opportunity to be crowned the Area Champion at their level. Each Area maintains slightly different qualification requirements for their respective Championships, and that information can be found here.
This year’s Area Championship season began with Area III, who hosted their Championships at the Poplar Place Farm June Horse Trials, May 31-June 2. Next came the Area I Championships at Town Hill Farm and the Area IX Championships at The Event at Archer on August 23-25. Aspen Farms held the Area VII Championships on September 6-8, followed by the Area VIII Championships at the Jump Start Horse Trials September 27-29. Area II’s Championships were split between Morven Park on October 4-6 and Loch Moy Farm the following weekend, October 11-13. Fresno County Horse Park hosted the Area VI Championships the weekend after that on October 18-20, and Areas IV and V wrapped up October with their Championships at Windemere Run and Holly Hill on October 26-27. The last Championships of the year were held in Area X at the Southern Arizona Horse Trials, November 23-24.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Area I Championships – Town Hill Farm Horse Trials, August 23-25, 2019
Preliminary Rider Champion – Caroline Teich and Kingslayer (Loughehoe Guy x UK), her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Training Horse Champion – Jocelyn Hawe and her own Cadbury VT (Contango x Odet II), a 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Training Rider Champion – Lakiesha Varney and Kolor Me Gone (Art Deco x Picturesque), her 12-year-old American Warmblood mare
Novice Horse Champion – Marcia Kulak and David Cornell’s All Dassett (A Quidam M x Colonel Lough), a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Novice Rider Champion – Alexandra Webster and Enchanted (Renaissance x Chubby Cheerleader), her 7-year-old Hanoverian mare
Beginner Novice Horse Champion – Beth O’Malley and Love Your Rebel Attitude (Lassico x Marlena), her 11-year-old Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare
Beginner Novice Rider Champion – Allison Dunne and her own Flowerhill Sophia (Near Dock x Elmhurst Planet Hollywood), a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the creation of a new program, the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL). This new program will launch in 2021 and was created for USEA junior members who are in the 7th through 12th grades. The USEA Board of Governors approved the creation of this program during the August 2020 Board meeting.
It has happened to all of us – you’re trotting into the arena and aren’t sure which way to turn at C, or you’re cantering around the corner in show jumping unsure of which fence is next. For riders with multiple horses, it can be even more difficult to remember what test to perform or which fence to head to on course.
How competitive have your Intermediate results been? What is a good final score? What is a good dressage score? How are the top placers scoring? As we continue this series on the USEA levels, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Intermediate game.
Hot Trot’n Twister, a memorable name attached to an unforgettable horse. For the 13 years I had the privilege to know the small, paint mare, “Twist” left hoof prints on my heart far larger than her shoe size. At the age of 22, and still vibrant, beautiful, and wise, she was laid to rest in the hills of Hitching Post Farm in South Royalton, Vermont.
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