The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are now just over four months away, and young horses are well underway earning their qualifications for the fall. The Championships offer classes for qualified 4-year-olds and qualified 5-year-old horses on both the East and West Coasts.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is currently accepting applications for the 2019 USEA Young Rider Mentorship Program. The program gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run and officiate an international event and helps young riders seek and identify job opportunities within the equestrian and eventing markets.
There is nothing quite like the spirit of a group of college students representing their schools as they go head-to-head in the best sport of them all – eventing!
The overnight leaders and 2018 defending champions have maintained their lead to take the title once again! Auburn University Orange team led the first day on a cumulative 92.601 in their respective Novice and Training level divisions, and they managed to jump clear today to remain on their overnight score, re-claiming their victory for 2019.
The 2018 defending champions, Auburn University, sent three teams with 12 riders to the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Championship at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia. The University has riders competing in the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels this weekend, and they have returned this year to defend their title.
The fourth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships kick off next weekend, May 18-19 at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia. Since its inception, the USEA Intercollegiate Championships have grown from 37 competitors and 10 schools and teams to nearly 90 competitors and over 22 teams competing for the championship title.
Oliver Townend has done it again. The world ranked number one rider verified his worth by claiming victory for the second year in a row at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Ky. After jumping around Derek di Grazia’s cross-country course clear with 1.2 time faults, Townend held an overnight lead above Boyd Martin by just 2.6 points, leaving no room to take any rails down on Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class.
The Sunday morning horse inspection at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event was the most seamless horse inspection the crowds in Lexington, Ky. have seen before. All 31 horses that completed cross-country yesterday showed up to present this morning, and all of them were accepted.
Luckily overnight leaders Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class had a bit of a cushion over second place as they didn't quite make the time around Derek di Grazia’s cross-country today. However, they jumped the course clear and added just 1.2 time penalties to maintain their lead. The pair will head into tomorrow’s show jumping phase on a 25.3, with no room for jumping faults as American pair Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg are hot on their heels with a 27.9.
Derek di Grazia has now served as the cross-country course designer for eight years at the Kentucky Three-Day Event. This is the first year the competition is being run as a CCI5*-L, one of only six annual five-star three-day events in the world, and the only one in the Americas.