While the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships have come and gone, the 2017 USEA Area Championships season is in full swing! Half of the USEA Area programs have completed their Championships for the 2017 season with the other half still to come between now and the end of October. Each Area maintains slightly different qualification requirements for their respective Championships, and that information can be found here.
Area III was the first to hold their Championships this year on July 8-9 at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Next came the Area I Championships, hosted by Town Hill Farm at their fall Horse Trials on August 26-27 for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. The Area VIII Championships followed next at the Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials on September 1-3 for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Aspen Farms Horse Trials then hosted the Area VII Championships for Beginner Novice through Intermediate the following weekend, September 8-10. The Beginner Novice and Novice Area V Championships were hosted at MeadowCreek Park on September 15-17, with the remainder of the Area V Championships to be hosted later in October.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of their respective Area Championship divisions!
Area I Championships – Town Hill Farm Horse Trials, August 26-27, 2017
Jocelyn Hawe and Cadbury VT, 2017 Area I Novice Horse Champions. Photo courtesy of ConnecticutPhoto.com Facebook page.
Area III Championships – Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials, July 8-9, 2017
Kerry Torrey and Zumba, 2017 Area III Intermediate Champions competing at the AEC. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
Area V Championships – MeadowCreek Park Horse Trials – The Fall Social Event, September 16-17, 2017
Area VII Championships – Aspen Farms Horse Trials, September 8-10, 2017
Area VIII Championships – Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials, September 1-3, 2017
Lee Camiolo and Caharron V.E., 2017 Area VIII Preliminary Champions. Photo courtesy of the USEA Area 8 Facebook page.
Still to come over the next month are the Championships for Area II, Area IV, Training through Intermediate in Area V, Area VI, Area IX, and Area X. Stay tuned for a round-up of the winners, coming next month!
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.