Mar 07, 2022

Gear Up for Your 2022 Area Championship

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.

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Nov 24, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area X Riders Are Exceptional at Area Championships

The last of the Area Championships took place this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona at the Southern Arizona Fall Horse Trials & Area X Championships. Riders from Area X came from all over in hopes of snagging the coveted champion title, but four riders rode to the top of their fields. The USEA caught up with each champion to relive their performances in Tucson.

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Nov 09, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area IX Champions are Sky-High after Event at Skyline Hosts Area Championships

The Area IX Championships took place in Mount Pleasant, Utah at the Event at Skyline in September of this year. The showgrounds were busy with five Championship divisions in addition to their nine horse trial divisions running over the course of the weekend, but competitors were thrilled with the atmosphere and experience at the competition. Five new Area IX Champions were crowned for 2021, and the USEA caught up with each of them to chat about their victories.

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Oct 28, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area V Championships Conclude with Smiles All Around

The Area V Championships were split into two action-packed weekends with the Novice and Beginner Novice sections taking place during the Meadowcreek Park event in Kosse, Texas in September, and the Preliminary and Training sections running during the Holly Hill Horse Trials in Benton, Louisiana in late October. Four horse and rider pairs rose to the occasion and claimed Champion honors, and we caught up with each pair to recap their thoughts on their successful weekends.

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Oct 18, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Riders Tackle All New Cross-Country Courses at Area IV Championships

In preparation for this year’s Area IV Championships, the team that hosts the Heritage Park Horse Trials in Olathe, Kansas invested in a new course of cross-country jumps for their competitors and championship qualifiers to enjoy. The new courses and jumps received rave reviews from competitors and spectators alike and paired with picture-perfect weather and the championships were a huge success. We caught up with the riders who topped the leaderboards following their year-end performances.

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Oct 08, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area VIII Champions Gallop to Victory Across Famed Kentucky Horse Park

What better way to wrap up a successful eventing season than by being crowned champion on the same grounds that host the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? The Jump Start Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) in Lexington, Kentucky was the location for the 2021 Area VIII Championships from October 1-3 where riders from Beginner Novice to Intermediate had the opportunity to be crowned king or queen in their respective divisions. What did this year’s Area VIII champions have to say regarding their weekend at the KHP? Read on to find out!

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Oct 07, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area II Riders Tackle Area Championships

The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm hosted the 2021 Area II Championships over the October 1-3 weekend. With nine different championship levels offered in addition to their regular horse trial divisions, Loch Moy was bursting at the seams with horse and rider pairs all weekend long. We caught up with some of the Area II Champions to recap their experience at this year’s season finale and to share their thoughts on their equine partners that helped make their victory gallops possible.

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Sep 26, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: The Champions of Area I Championships

From Washington to Vermont, Championships were held on both coasts over the September 18-19 weekend. The Area I Championships took place at the GMHA September Horse Trials in South Woodstock, Vermont where over 60 pairs battled it out for the champion title. The organizers of the Area I Championships would like to thank Essex Equine Inc. for serving as the official pinny sponsors and North Bridge Equine for being the start box sponsor! Flatlandsfoto was the prize sponsor for the championship divisions, as well as the event’s official photographer. Following the weekend’s festivities, we chatted with some of the newly minted champions to share their thoughts on the weekend and their performance overall.

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Sep 25, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area VII Champions Conquer Rainy Weather and Championship Courses

The Area VII Championships were one of three Area Championships to run over the weekend of September 18-19. The Aspen Farms Horse Trials of Yelm, Washington was host to the over 150 combinations who qualified for the Area VII year-end Championships presented by Tin Men Supply. With ten Championship divisions running over the course of the weekend, the team of staff and volunteers putting on the event were quite busy ensuring that the Championship atmosphere was top-notch!

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Sep 15, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area VI Champions Crowned at Copper Meadows

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!

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Aug 29, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: The Area III Champions Chime In

Area III held their annual Area Championships earlier this summer during the Stable View Summer Horse Trials and, as always, the competition was fierce! With championship classes offered in 12 divisions from Beginner Novice to Intermediate, the weekend was full of top-class competition. We caught up with some of the Champions from various divisions to discuss this year’s Area III Championship competition.

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