The United States Eventing Association’s Area X of Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico will kick off its 2023 calendar of USEA-recognized horse trials in March with the vision of growing the SAzEA Horse Trials and returning the Coconino Horse Trials to their profile as a destination event following the effects of COVID-19 and then wildfires in the area.
Concluding the 2022 Area Championships season was the Area X Championships held during the SAzEA H.T. which took place November 19-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Three Championship divisions were offered, allowing three horse and rider pairs the opportunity to conclude their 2022 eventing season by being crowned champion!
The Texas Rose H.T. held November 5-6, 2022 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas was host to the 2022 Area V Championships. The Area V Championships featured four championship divisions at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels, giving four lucky horse and rider pairs the chance to take their victory gallop and be crowned Area V Champions. Meet each winning duo below.
The Area VI Championships took place recently from October 21-23 at the Ram Tap Horse Trials in Fresno, California. Nine championship divisions were offered from the Introductory level through Preliminary and nine horse and rider pairs rose to the occasion to bring home the title of Champion in their respective divisions.
Aspen Farms in Yelm, Washington was host to this year’s USEA Area VII Championships on September 16-18 and put on a spectacular show where 10 horse and rider pairs celebrated victory by being awarded the title of Area VII Champion in their respective divisions. Hear about each pair’s weekend below.
The 2022 Area IV Championships took place in Wheeler, Wisconsin at the Otter Creek Fall Horse Trials on September 16-18. Four new champions were crowned in four divisions: Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice. Meet your newest USEA Area IV Champions below.
Area I riders got their chance to shine during the Area I Championships which took place in South Woodstock, Vermont during the GMHA September Horse Trials on September 10-11. The Area I Championships offered seven Championship divisions from the Beginner Novice to Preliminary levels. Hear from many of the Area I Champions below.
The USEA Area VIII Championships took place during the Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials on September 2-4. Offering Championship divisions at the Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels, six horse and rider pairs rose to the top to claim the title of 2022 Area VII Champions in their respective divisions.
Six new Area IX Champions were crowned during the Area IX Championship which took place alongside The Event at Archer in Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 18-21. Championship divisions were offered from the Starter level all the way up to Preliminary and the beautiful tracks at Archer offered some fierce competition for Championship competitors. The USEA caught up with each individual champion as they looked back on their performances in Cheyenne that helped them bring home the top prize.
The Area III Championships kicked off the 2022 USEA Area Championship season June 24-26 at the Stable View Summer H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina. Offering 12 different championship divisions from Intermediate to Beginner Novice, the championships were highly contested as riders from all across Area III put in a gallant effort in hopes of being deemed division champion. The USEA caught up with many of the individual champions to look back on their performances in Aiken that helped them bring home the top prize.
It’s not too early to start thinking about championship season! A great goal for riders of all levels, the individual Area Championships held across all of the USEA Areas offer a top-notch championship atmosphere at some of your favorite local venues. The 2022 Area Championships calendar has been solidified, so take a look at the information and qualification requirements to plan out the rest of your competition calendar with championships in mind.