Jan 19, 2019

'Chase Your Dreams at a 2019 Hylofit USEA Classic Series Event!

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

From professionals to amateurs, the Hylofit USEA Classic Series offers something for everyone. To some, Classic Series events are the pinnacle of their careers, as completing a classic long-format event at any level is quite an achievement.

Additional training and conditioning for both horse and rider is required to master the grueling endurance day, where competitors must complete four phases: A (roads and tracks), B (steeplechase), C (roads and tracks), and D (cross-country). A rider’s mental game must also be strong in order to organize and plan their strategies across the extended days of a long-format event. It is no secret that those who put a Hylofit USEA Classic Series event on their competition calendar will be in for a lot of hard work, fun rides, and ultimate education as they get to experience the thrill of the ‘chase!

The Hylofit USEA Classic Series offers long-format eventing at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels, and the tentative 2019 calendar may be found below.

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Hagyard Midsouth | October 16-20, 2019 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 24-27, 2019 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Training Three-Day Events

Fresno County H.T. | April 26-28, 2019 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 30 - June 2, 2019 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 10-13, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 24-28, 2019 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. | October 3-6, 2019 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 16-20, 2019 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 24-27, 2019 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Galway Downs | October 31 – November 3, 2019 | Temecula, CA (Area VI)

Novice Three-Day Events

Fresno County H.T. | April 26-28, 2019 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 30-June 2, 2019 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 10-13, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 24-28, 2019 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | October 3-6, 2019 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca | October 24-27, 2019 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Coconino | July 10-13, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | October 3-6, 2019 | Spokane, WA (Area VI)

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy | October 11-13, 2019 | Adamstown, MD (Area II)

*This is a tentative calendar and updates or changes will be made to the Hylofit USEA Classic Series page.

Check to see if you’re qualified for a Hylofit USEA Classic Series event here!

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

About the Hylofit USEA Classic Series
The Hylofit USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long ­format three­-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors can experience the rush of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross­ country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long ­format three-­day event.

Riders who compete in a Hylofit USEA Classic Series event during the year will have the chance to win a variety of prizes at the events from USEA Sponsors. Click here to learn more about the Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

The USEA would like to thank Hylofit, FLAIR, SmartPak Equine, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles,and Parker Equine Insurance for sponsoring the Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

About Hylofit

Now available to purchase, the Hylofit system hit the marketplace in 2018. The Hylofit system is the only equine wearable to offer in-ride feedback for horse and rider. Hylofit’s state-of-the-art product is designed to maximize communication between horse and rider, improve training results, and promote the overall health and well-being of the horse. Hylofit unique features include real-time feedback, post-ride insights, rider insights, overall well-being of the horse and rider, zone training, sharing features, video features, weather impact features, and more. The Hylofit system that tracks both horse and rider’s heart rate is comprised of four hardware components, an App for iOS or Android, and an optional App for the iWatch.

Hylofit is generously providing a 10 percent discount for Hylofit products to all USEA Classic Series competitors! Hylofit will also provide 11 Hylofit systems to the high scorers of each USEA Classic Series event at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

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