The Southern Pines Horse Trials takes place every March at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina (Area II) offering Beginner Novice through Preliminary horse trials and Beginner Novice through Advanced combined tests.
The USEA is saddened to share the news that Madeline, a chestnut Thoroughbred mare by Mysterious Count, passed away on December 4, 2019 at the age of 19. Madeline, also known as “Baby”, was owned by Jill Gordon and campaigned at the four-star level by Holly Payne Caravella.
If you’re not able to attend this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, you can still be a part of the experience. The USEA is excited to announce that we will again be providing a livestream of select content from the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s convention will be held from December 12-15 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Every year, each of the 10 USEA Area programs hosts their own Championships where the best riders have the opportunity to be crowned the Area Champion at their level. Each Area maintains slightly different qualification requirements for their respective Championships, and that information can be found here.
“Riding is an athletic sport,” stated Pan American Games team gold medalist Michael Pollard. “Every single moment you’re on the horse you’re having to respond and be an athlete, and there’s no sport that uses your body that doesn’t improve substantially by training your body to be better.”
The St. Johns Horse Trials takes place at the St. Johns Equestrian Center in Saint Johns, Arizona (Area X) in April of each year, offering Pre-Comp through Preliminary/Training levels in addition to a derby class meant as an introduction to the sport for new horses and riders.
Waredaca first began offering a Classic Series Three-Day competition in 2004 and is one of the longest running Classic Series Three-Day Events on the calendar. The Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day allows horses and riders to experience the thrill of roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country like the endurance days of old.
The Santa Ynez Valley Pony Club (SYVPC) hosts two events yearly at Shepherd Ranch in Santa Ynez, California (Area VI), offering Introductory through Preliminary at their June event and Introductory through Intermediate/Preliminary at their August event.
The Galway Downs International Event took place at Galway Downs in sunny Temecula, California this past weekend. In addition to Novice through Intermediate horse trials, Galway also hosted CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L international divisions and a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day division. The USEA was on site providing coverage of the international and Training Three-Day divisions and you can see what we saw by taking a look through the lens.
With roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country, the Hylofit USEA Classic Series gives horses and riders the opportunity to experience the thrill of endurance day and a long format three-day event. The Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event hosted a Training Three-Day division at their event on October 16-20, 2019.