The ninth annual Surefire Horse Trials, to be held June 22-24 at Jan Byyny’s Surefire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia, will once again feature the $10,000 John C. Chester/SmartPak Intermediate Challenge on Friday, with Beginner Novice through Preliminary divisions running over Saturday and Sunday.
Popular with professionals as well as amateurs, the Surefire Horse Trials are set on Byyny’s spectacular Virginia property which features rolling terrain, beautifully presented cross-country jumps, and grass dressage and stadium arenas. Over 400 horses competed in 2011 and organizers expect a similar turn-out this year. Surefire has also been designated a Professional Riders Organization (PRO) Junior Young Rider Training Level Scholarship observation competition. Young riders who wish to be considered for PRO’s Eastern U.S. Training Scholarship will be vying to win a free week’s training with either Jan Byyny or Marcia Kulak. For more information about PRO’s Training Level Scholarship, go to: http://www.professionalriders.org/jr_scholarship.htm.
Horse Trials organizers Jan Byyny and Christy Stauffer have assembled an experienced team of officials to ensure the best competition yet, including course designer Tremaine Cooper, jump builders Trav Schick, Joe Stylos and Josh Sylce, and masterful event secretary Mary Coldren handing entries and scheduling.
Help with the horse trials is needed for all three days; please contact Christy Stauffer to find out more [email protected] Surefire has become legendary for their excellent treatment of volunteers—sign up today!
More information about the Surefire Horse Trials can be found at www.surefireeventing.com or by contacting Organizers Jan Byyny (540-338-0797) or Christy Stauffer (540-295-1024). Entries close June 5th.
On a crisp morning in December of 2016, I dragged my husband to Penn National to look at some horses to hopefully be my next eventing partner. I also had a horse to look at in Maryland at Kate Chadderton's farm. Keep in mind every horse I wanted to look at was a gelding. I did have a couple at Penn National that I really liked and then went to look at the one Kate had. After I rode the gelding at Kate's she asked me how I felt about mares. My response was, "I don't, but bring her out."
The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico is only one week away! Start planning your personal agenda as next week will have a jam-packed schedule starting on Wednesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 12.
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The USEF Board of Directors met on November 22, 2021 and approved the following Extraordinary Rule Changes that will go into effect today, December 1, 2021.