With just over six weeks until the start of competition, the Carolina International Organizing Committee is pleased to announce exciting developments for the seventh annual Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International. Running March 19-22, 2020 at the Carolina Horse Park, this year’s event will award $100,000 across the International and Horse Trial divisions, with thanks to long-term, loyal, and generous sponsors.
Outstanding prize money has been a hallmark of the Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International and in 2020 the overall total has grown to an unprecedented six-figures. This year the Setters’ Run Farm CCI4*-S awards a total of $50,000, with the division winner capturing $16,500. The Attwood Equestrian Surfaces CCI3*-S sees $25,000 on the line, $8,000 of which will be presented to the victor. While $15,000 is up for grabs in the Breezeway Sporthorse and Diagnostic Clinic & Friendship Mobile Veterinary Imaging and Sports Medicine CCI2*-S, with the winner receiving $5,000. Horse trials competitors will also receive their share of $10,000 at the Advanced through Training levels.
“The Carolina International has been a staple on the East Coast’s spring calendar for the past six years and we are once again looking forward to hosting North America’s best horses and riders in 2020. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are pleased to be offering $100,000 in prize money this year,” said Carolina International Co-Chair Robert Costello. “Carolina has always strived to be one of the premier events in North America and this record amount of prize money demonstrates our clear commitment to the sport. We look forward to seeing everyone in March for a great weekend of competition."
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.
Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.