All horses entered in the Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Three-Day Hylofit USEA Classic Series division at the Western Underground, Inc. Coconino Horse Trials in Flagstaff, Arizona passed the final horse inspection this morning.
Fifteen horse-and-rider combinations presented to the ground jury of Peter Gray and Sheila Strickler and veterinarian Dr. Martin Crabo and were passed on first inspection.
Competiton in the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day at Coconino concludes today with show jumping. The Training Three-Day will show jump starting at 9:57 a.m., followed by the Novice Three-Day beginning at 11:21 a.m. and the Beginner Novice Three-Day at 1:35 p.m. Stay tuned for a final report on the weekend's competition.
Read coverage of the weekend's competition here.
Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.