The inaugural Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge (YTC) – East Coast Final continued on Saturday with the cross-country phase of the competition. In the CCI1*-L and CCI3*-L, teams made up of riders from across the country have taken the lead while the Area II team holds strong in the CCI2*-L competition.
Johnson’s Area Five, Three, and Seven conglomerate team has overtaken the lead at the CCI 1*-L level, on a score of 98.7 before Show Jumping. Teammates include Chloe Johnson, Camryn Chung, Crockett Miller, Ava Holmes. The Area Two team combining Ella Braundel, Carolina Brown, Grace Mykityshyn, and Juliana Cassar hold a score of 132.4 for reserve.
The Area Two team continues to dominate the six-team competition in the CCI2*-L, remaining on a sub-100 score of 99.4 produced by members Jackson Dillard, Mia Braundel, Maddie Hale, and Kiera Kenny.
Jackson Dillard also leads the Individual race, holding both first and second place with Layla Q and Elmo, respectively.
The leading team hailing from Areas Two, Three, and Eight, with team members Alexandra Baugh, Elizabeth Bortuzzo, Benjamin Noonan, and Sarah Bowman continue to hold the lead i the CCI3*-L, now on a score of 115.1. The team from Areas Five and Six are also now competing without a drop score and carry forward a score of 257.
Like Dillard, Baugh holds the top two places in the Individual competition, riding MHS Fernhill Finale and I Spye to first and second.
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The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.
Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.
Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.