What better way to draw the competition season to a close than with a win in a USEA Classic Series division? Three competitors did just that on the weekend of November 17-18 at the Fresno Horse Park in Fresno, California.
The decision to enter the Training Three-Day at the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event & Team Challenge was a stepping stone in the career of Florida-native Hilary Irwin’s newest horse. Having competed at the Retired Racehorse Project Mega Makeover the week prior, Irwin decided to make her 12-hour trek from Ocala to Lexington, Kentucky worth it by staying and doing another event with her 5-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Fernhill Chili Martini (Chillout x My Golden Olive).
One of two events to host USEA Classic Series divisions on the weekend of October 22-24, the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event and Horse Trials featured Preliminary, Modified, Training, and Novice divisions of the traditional long-format competition.
Following the cancellation of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event for 2022, US Equestrian will open a one-week bid process to fill the date on the 2022 U.S. Eventing Calendar. Per the 2022 U.S. FEI Eventing Calendar Policies and Procedures, applications to host the CCI4*-L level during the 2022 competition season are accepted by invitation only.
The Spokane Sport Horse Seventh Annual Fall Horse Trials in Spokane, Washington took place this past weekend September 30-October 3. In addition to their regular divisions, Spokane hosted Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels of the USEA Classic Series.
The FEI has announced the opening of the voting period for the 2021 FEI Awards on October 5, and US Equestrian is pleased to congratulate the members of the American equestrian community who have been named finalists, including Boyd Martin's groom Stephanie Simpson!
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The new process is designed to produce the most effective U.S. sporting calendar to properly develop and prepare High Performance horses and athletes to be competitive at international long format competitions and Championships both in the U.S. and on the world stage.
With many of the USEA Classic Series Events taking place in the Fall, the USEA recently asked their social media followers if they had any questions on the USEA Classic Series. Find out the answers to some of their questions below.
The Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event is pleased to announce the Preliminary Classic Jackpot. Currently the Jackpot is $2,000, with potential to go higher. The winner of the Waredaca Classic Three-Day at the Preliminary level will be awarded 50% of the Jackpot, second place will be awarded 30%, and third place will be awarded 20%. The top three winners will be awarded a minimum of $1000/$600/$400 respectively.
What a week in Aachen! Nicole is joined by Erik Duvander and Jenni Autry to relive a brilliant week for U.S. riders in Aachen in this special bonus episode.