Jan 13, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Intercollegiate Team Challenge Calendar

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

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.

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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.

2020 Intercollegiate Team Challenges

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].

USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

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.

The USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, FITS, RideSafe, World Equestrian Brands, FLAIR and US Equestrian for sponsoring the Intercollegiate Eventing Program.

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