Unionville, PA- Aug 18, 2010 Due to the tremendous support from international equestrians, sponsors and the local community, this event has more than doubled in size within the past several years and has attracted some of the best riders in the sport of eventing. Among past winners are two-time Olympic Gold medalist Phillip Dutton, Winner of the Adelaide CCI4* (AUS) Boyd Martin and winner of the 2010 Bromont CCI3* (CAN) Will Coleman. The event show cases CIC*, CIC** and CIC*** levels, and is one of the elite competitions featured on the PRO Tour Event Series, with prize money provided by the Professional Riders Organization.
This event is fun for the whole family with something to see and do for everyone. The Kids Korner area, open all day Saturday and Sunday, offers the following FREE activities for children: moon bounce, carnival games, crafts, face painting, petting zoo, magic show and wonderful balloon animals to take home. The trade fair shopping area will have vendor shops of all sorts and a variety of food; On Sunday, starting at noon, don't miss the parade of Hounds, the ever-popular celebrity bareback high jump exhibition, and the cutest Shetland ponies ever demonstrating their "racing" abilities!
Eventing, one of the three equestrian disciplines represented at the Olympic Games, is considered the ultimate test of horse and rider. A triathlon that requires jumping, galloping and precision movements in three phases: dressage on Friday, cross country on Saturday and show jumping on Sunday.
Plantation Field, located along Route 82 in Unionville, PA, is adjacent to the famous kennels that house Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds. This site offers a premiere venue with some of the best viewing of cross-country competition anywhere in the country. Featuring rolling hills, wooded cover, and the well-known stone foundation ruins, the course has plenty of great viewing areas to see this thrilling sport as competitors gallop across vast acres in the heart of Chester County.
A portion of revenue from ticket sales will be donated to The Barn at Spring Brook Farm, a local nonprofit organization that provides free, animal-assisted therapeutic activities for children with disabilities. Attendees can see these wonderful animals at the Kids Korner area on Saturday and Sunday. Plantation Field Equestrian Events also supports The Cheshire Land Preservation Fund, a local non profit group which sustains and promotes local land conservation.
Daily parking/grounds passes start at $20 per day and are available at the gate or online. Upgraded sponsor and VIP packages are also available.
The USEF Amateur Task Force is requesting your valuable feedback on several USEF Amateur Rule changes under consideration by the USEF Amateur Task Force.
Plantation Field International celebrates its 14th year of competition this year with CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S competition kicking off on Thursday, September 16, and running until Sunday, September 19. Tucked away amidst the hills of Unionville, Pennsylvania, the event is known for its stunning cross-country backdrops and the top field of riders the competition draws in.
It is championship season and Area VI held their annual Area Championships on Saturday, September 11 at Copper Meadows. Championships classes were offered at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary level. Following the weekend's battle royale, we caught up with the riders who rose to the top to gather their thoughts!
Tickets will go on sale on October 5 for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ and the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. This will be the first chance to reserve the best seats in the house for the “Best Weekend All Year!”