The Area VII Adult Riders are bringing in Three-Time World #1 Eventer, Oliver Townend.
Everyone is invited to audit. The audit fee is $20 per day with a discounted price of $10 per day for Young Riders, Adult Riders, or any parent of a rider in this clinic (membership has its privileges!) Riders in this clinic are free. Riders in the Oliver Townend clinic the following week who want to get a head start are also free (a donation to the lunch fund would be welcome).
A hot lunch and hot beverages will be included. Think green and bring your own insulated coffee mug! If you are going to audit, please RSVP by emailing John Meriwether with the Subject line “OT RSVP“ at [email protected] saying which day(s) you will attend and how many in your party. We don’t want to run out of food.
This being Washington, please dress warmly and bring a chair. And don’t’ forget your coffee mug!
While a total of 95 4- and 5-year-old horses will be vying for top-finishes in The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships next weekend, a select group of YEH graduates are entered in the CCI5*-L division at the second annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Presented by Brown Advisory. The USEA YEH program has run successfully for over 15 years, and many graduates of the program have gone onto compete at the pinnacle of the sport, the FEI 5-Star level of eventing, including the four horses entered in the 2022 Maryland 5 Star.
Founded in 2019, the MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program was initially created to assist up-and-coming riders under the age of 25 in North America who had not yet competed in a destination event, such as the program’s namesake the MARS Bromont CCI in Lac Brume, Quebec, Canada, or been recognized by the USEF programs intended for emerging athletes.. Spearheaded by the late Steve Blauner and Sue Ockendon, the program sought to give back to the sport by helping the next generation of riders get more experience under their belt with the help of the financial assistance provided by the program, and the two days of included instruction from leading coaches around the world.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.
And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.