Mar 15, 2016

CDCTA Horse Trials Unveils New Venue, Courses and Competition Dates

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Last fall, The Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA) announced that after 10 years at Locust Hill Farm, the event would be relocating. The CDCTA Horse Trials is very excited to announce that they found a new perfect home at Nelson Farm, located on Kimble Road in Berryville, Virginia! With the new venue sitting on private property, the courses will not be open to the public unless it is during an organized event, which promises the highest quality footing for the competitors. Organizer Mike Mendell describes that the new property is an upgrade from its most recent venue and he is very excited for the competition's future in its new location in the hub of Area II eventing.

Mark Your Calendars!
CDCTA's 2016 competition dates are set for Sundays, April 10th and September 11th. There will be open divisions offered on both weekends with cross-country courses guaranteed to be suitable for each level.

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CDCTA Open House - Sunday, March 20th!

Prospective competitors can catch a first look of CDCTA's new facility on Sunday, March 20th from noon to 2pm. Visitors can take a tour of the farm while enjoying a champagne toast on our sponsor's behalf! We will be celebrating CDCTA's 29th year of hosting horse trials and would love nothing more than for our past and future competitors to join us. Although courses won't be quite complete, visitors will have the opportunity to get the lay of the land and begin to see the questions that course designer Jon Wells will be asking.

To learn more, please visit the CDCTA website at

Oct 25, 2021 Convention

USEA Podcast #295: Maryland 5 Star Review with Jennie Brannigan & USEA Convention Preview

USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.

Oct 24, 2021 USEA Foundation

Young Horses from the U.S. Close Out Competition Weekend at Mondial du Lion Young Horse Championships

Wrapping up an exciting weekend of competition, young horses from all over the planet gathered together in Le Lion d’Angers, France for the final phase of the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. This year’s Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) finished out an educational weekend in the 7-year-old championships in 31st out of 58 pairs.

Oct 24, 2021 Competitions

Sweden's Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis Pulls Ahead After Cross-Country in The Event at TerraNova CCI4*-S

Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.

Oct 24, 2021 Intercollegiate

USEA Collegiate Member: Cosby Green, Four-Star Competitor and Full-Time Student

Fresh off a top 15 finish in the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star, Cosby Green is back in Lexington attending class at the University of Kentucky (UK). The 21-year-old is an undergraduate student, a team member and the social chair of the UK eventing team, has two upper-level event horses, Copper Beach and Highly Suspicious, and a young horse, McCreary, who she rode on the winning team of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.

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