Area II is pleased announced the sites for this year’s Area Championships. The Area II Council has decided to consolidate the Championships as much as possible. After receiving bids from a number of organizers, it was decided that the upper level Area Championships will be held at Plantation Field Horse Trials in September to coincide with its CIC competitions. The other Area Championship levels will be held as part of the October Virginia Horse Trials.
There will be differences between the regular horse trials and the Championship divisions in both show jumping and cross-country. For the upper levels at Plantation, the course will be of a championship nature and may include elements of the CIC. The area will be working with these organizers and USEA to make this year’s championships something special and hope that we will not disappoint anyone.
Put these dates down on your calendar:
Intermediate and Advanced – Plantation: September 16-18
Beginner Novice through Preliminary – Virginia Horse Trials: October 28-30.
Regarding qualifications, the complete set of qualification rules can be found on the Area 2 website
As a reminder we changed the qualifying periods last year to ensure that every ride at a horse trial would count toward qualifications in at least one year. Thus the policy is now “from the closing date of the previously run Championship of a given level to the closing date of the current year's Championship at the same level."
This means the qualifying period’s are as follows:
BN 8/5/10 - 10/11/11
N 10/13/10- 10/11/11
T 10/13/10- 10/11/11
P 8/18/10- 10/11/11
I 8/18/10- 8/30/11
A 8/18/10- 8/30/11
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations selected to compete in the 2024 USEF Futures Team Challenge at the Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials, from March 14-17 in Raeford, North Carolina. The Challenge is designed to replicate the experience of competing within a team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels.
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.
The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colorado, has deep roots in the sport of eventing. Originally known as High Prairie Farms, owner Helen Krieble purchased the property in the early 1990s with one dream: hosting horse trials. That dream took off and for many years High Prairie Farm was host to many eventing competitions. Krieble later donated the ground to Douglas County with the agreement that the land would be used for equestrian sport and the CHP was born.
Kate Boggan describes her younger self as your typical horse-crazy kid. “As soon as I saw a horse, I was obsessed,” the born and raised Texan recalled. “It was the most expensive mistake my parents ever made taking me to my first rodeo as a toddler.”