The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.
Tim Price (NZL) won the Longines CCI5*-L with Ascona M in a nail-biting finish. He jumped clear, but didn’t quite make the time allowed; however, he had a cushion with Alex Bragg (GBR) and Zagreb dropping a pole.
One of the most highly respected event officials in the country, Wayne Quarles, will be judging Area IX’s USEA Charles Owen Technical Merit Award (COTM) at Golden Spike Horse Trials in Ogden, Utah on Sunday, June 16.
When the overnight leaders, Kazuma Tomoto and Brookpark Vikenti, retired after two refusals it gave second-placed Tim Price (NZL) the opportunity to take over the lead, which they did by adding only two time faults to now sit on a score of 27.8. Ascona M flew with her New Zealand rider through the Longines CCI5*-L cross-country at Luhmühlen and showed during the course no uncertainties.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are now just over four months away, and young horses are well underway earning their qualifications for the fall. The Championships offer classes for qualified 4-year-olds and qualified 5-year-old horses on both the East and West Coasts.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships, taking place August 27-September 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Then, Mike Huber joins us on the program to continue our series with past Presidents of the USEA in the lead up to the 60th anniversary celebration.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that The Chronicle of the Horse will continue as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), where lucky division winners will receive one-year subscriptions to the magazine.
The Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) Horse Trials hosted the second Hylofit USEA Classic Series Event of the 2019 season over the first weekend in June at the Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Indiana. The Training and Novice Three-Day divisions were the highlight of the weekend with Illinois natives Erin Walsh and Caroline Charette taking home top honors on their off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
All would agree that you could not have had better weather with the top equestrian sport presented this week at the MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three-Day Event. Over 150 rider and horse combinations representing six nations rode in front of FEI officials from around the world at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in the picturesque rolling hills of Bromont, Quebec.