The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program has quickly been gaining popularity across the nation. In 2019, the participation in intercollegiate team challenges was the highest it has been. This year, the calendar has over 23 intercollegiate team challenges across the country.
Any school can participate as there are no requirements to compete in a team challenge. There are only two requirements to compete in the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. First, the student must be registered as a USEA collegiate member, and second, the school must be an affiliate of the USEA.
A new intercollegiate team challenge has been added to the 2020 calendar at Fresno County Horse Park on April 17-19, 2020 which will serve as a pilot year for a future USEA West Coast Intercollegiate Eventing Championship. Advised by the USEA Board of Governors, this team challenge must have at least six colleges/universities participate for a 2021 USEA West Coast Intercollegiate Eventing Championship to be considered.
Show off school spirit and enter in a 2020 intercollegiate team challenge! For results to be published on the USEA website, please send them to Claire Kelley at [email protected]. For 2019 results, please click here.
Ocala Winter I H.T. (Area III) | Feb. 6-9, 2020
Southern Pines H.T. (Area II) | March 7-8, 2020
MeadowCreek Spring H.T. (Area V) | March 14-15, 2020
Poplar Place Farm March H.T. (Area III) | March 21-22, 2020
Spring Bay H.T. (Area VIII) | April 4-5, 2020
Ocala International (Area III) | April 8-12, 2020
FENCE H.T. (Area III) | April 11-12, 2020
Fresno County Horse Park H.T. (Area VI) | April 17-19, 2020 *2020 Fresno team challenge will be a pilot year for a West Coast Intercollegiate Championship
River Glen Spring H.T. (Area III) | April 18-19, 2020
MCTA H.T. (Area II) | May 2-3, 2020
Woodland Stallion Station H.T.(Area VI) | May 9, 2020
Winona H.T. (Area VIII) | May 8-10, 2020
Intercollegiate Championships at Chattahoochee Hills (Area III) | May 16-17, 2020
The Spring Event at Woodside (Area VI) | May 22-24, 2019
Flying Cross Farm H.T. (Area VIII) | Sept. 11-13, 2020
Jump Start H.T. (Area VIII) | Sept. 25-27, 2020
Paradise Farm H.T. (Area III) | Oct. 3, 2020
Pine Hill Fall H.T. (Area V) | Oct. 17, 2020
Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (Area III) | Oct. 17-18, 2020
Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Area III) | Oct. 24-25, 2020
The VHT International & H.T. (Area II) | Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020
River Glen Fall H.T. (Area III) | Nov. 7-8, 2020
Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. (Area III) | Nov. 28- 29, 2020
This is a tentative list of events hosting Intercollegiate Team Challenges and may be updated regularly. If you would like to have your event included on this schedule, please email Claire Kelley at [email protected].
Click here for the Intercollegiate Team Challenge Scoresheet Template.
Don’t forget to send in the school roster to the USEA Senior Director of Membership Jennifer Hardwick at [email protected] before February 15, 2020!
About the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students. In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score.
In 2000 and with the support of Joan Iversen Goswell, the Worth the Trust Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
The Surefire Farm Horse Trials scheduled for September 25-27, 2020 in Purcellville, Virginia has been canceled.
When introducing a horse to a new concept, it is important to make the entire learning process enjoyable. Make sure to always praise your horse so they continuously understand that they are supposed to be enjoying this time. In eventing, the skinnies have gotten so small that the sooner the horses begin to lock on and enjoy it, the better.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).