The Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials (CCCHT) in Iowa City, Iowa scheduled for May 2, 2020 and August 1-2, 2020 have been canceled.
"With a heavy heart, but clear conscious please note CCCHT has withdrawn from USEA recognized competition in Area IV," Susan Brigham said a statement on the Catalpa Corner Horse Park Facebook page. "We are an aging population of labor, and it has become too physically strenuous with accidents/trauma waiting to happen."
"Honestly, this past weekend as I was planning the jumps for the cross-country course, having moved approximately 75-plus obstacles, I had a near-fatal accident with the Bobcat trying to elevate and move a 12-foot oak log. No matter how many wonderful CCCHT volunteers that come and go, I am usually alone working on the farm with heavy equipment, and despite common sense and a healthy paranoia, situations just got out of hand."
"My family has was wanted us to pull back our commitments and obligations, and the time has come. I am confident Area IV will continue to thrive with new venues emerging and expanding events in the future. Catalpa Corner will continue to be open for schooling. We at CCCHT wish you all the best and thank you for the wonderful memories."
Dr. Jim McNutt and Susan Brigham founded the Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials in 2007 in loving memory of the late Dr. Tom Brigham and Susan’s teenaged son, Madison Brigham, who was killed in a car accident. Read more about the Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials in their USEA Events A-Z article.
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