Feb 08, 2024

Compete in an Adult Team Challenge in 2024

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release

Are you an Adult Rider interested in setting new competitions goals for 2024? Would you like the opportunity to compete in a team environment and meet new friends with similar life experiences? Consider competing in a USEA Adult Team Challenge this year! Start building team camaraderie and get valuable competition experience at your Area’s Adult Team Challenges and consider setting your sights on the pinnacle competition of the year, the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC).

For many years, the Adult Team Challenges were held annually in different locations (Eastern, Central, and Western) around the United States, but in an effort to re-energize the program, the membership of the USEA voted to change the overall model. Starting in 2014, every Area was encouraged to hold Adult Team Challenges to offer adult riders the opportunity to compete in team competitions leading up to the USEA Adult Team Championships, the capstone event for the USEA Area Adult Team Challenges. As a result, Adult Team Challenges were no longer isolated to the three challenges around the country.

The Adult Team Championships will again be hosted at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds at the Kentucky Horse Park on Aug. 27–Sept. 1, 2024. This year, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, and Preliminary divisions will be offered at the Adult Team Championships. The ATC is a great opportunity to meet new members in your Area and form relationships with likeminded competitors! For a full list of qualifications and procedures for the ATC, click here. Adult Riders will be expected to submit a Letter of Intent to compete in the ATC, and more information on this process will be released in the coming weeks.

View the list of Adult Team Challenges below to see what is being offered in your area this year! Keep in mind that the calendar is a tentative list of events hosting Adult Team Challenges that is subject to change. New challenges may be added regularly, so members are encouraged to reach out to their favorite local events to invite them to apply to host a team challenge. Please continue to check here for any updates throughout the year.

2024 USEA Adult Team Challenges Calendar

Area

Event

Dates

Adult Rider Contact

Phone

I

GMHA June H.T.

June 1-2, 2024

Amy Winnen

617-733-9221

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T.

August 17-18, 2024

Amy Winnen

617-733-9221

II

Southern Pines H.T.

March 9-10, 2024

Donna Bottner

301-503-8549

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I

June 15-16, 2024

Donna Bottner

301-503-8549

Full Moon Farm's Aloha H.T.

July 30, 2024

Donna Bottner

301-503-8549

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T.

October 4-5, 2024

Donna Bottner

301-503-8549

Full Moon Farm's Fall H.T.

November 10, 2024

Donna Bottner

301-503-8549

III

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.

March 29-31, 2024

Cindy Kennedy

770-307-7240

Poplar Place April H.T.

Apr 13-14, 2024

Cindy Kennedy

770-307-7240

Ocala Summer H.T. I

Jun 1-2, 2024

Cindy Kennedy

770-307-7240

IV

Sundance Farm H.T.

September 27-29, 2024

Julie Simmons

804-754-5263

V

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T.

May 4-5, 2024

Alissa McKinney

817-271-5878

VI

Twin Rivers Spring International

Apr 11-14, 2024

Sharl Talan

Kari Scoggins

805-551-4743

858-336-5115

VII

Inavale Farm H.T.

June 28-30, 2024

Maggie Rikard

253-569-1287

VIII

Adult Team Championship at the 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds

August 27 – September 1, 2024

Contact your Area’s Adult Rider Coordinator to participate.

Link

Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event

Oct 16-20, 2024

Shannon Risner

513-284-6522

XSummer Coconino H.T. I June 28-30, 2024Deirdre Orcelleto602-568-4660

The 2024 Adult Team Challenges in Area IX are still pending. Please reach out to Area IX Adult Rider Coordinator Becca Caulfield at 719-313-1927 for more information.

Are you interested in hosting an Adult Team Challenge? Learn more about the program here, and contact Kate Lokey at [email protected] to inquire.

For more information on the Adult Rider Program and Adult Team Challenges in your area, please contact your Adult Rider Coordinator, or visit the Adult Rider homepage to learn more.

About the USEA Adult Team Championships

The USEA Adult Team Championships, which debuted in 2014, is the capstone event for the USEA Area Adult Team Challenges, providing adults the chance to compete as a team and represent their Area of the country in a friendly and fun environment. Historically, adult riders had three regional Team Challenges in which to compete with fellow adults in a team environment, with the locations changing each year. In 2013, the USEA Adult Rider Coordinators voted to move to support Adult Team Challenges taking place in all 10 Areas across the country, with the finale being the ATC at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds. Each Area can send up to eight teams from Beginner Novice through Preliminary level to the ATC. Adult Riders know how to have a good time, and there is no doubt that they bring an increased level of excitement and camaraderie to the AEC! Click here to learn more about the Adult Team Championships.

The USEA would like to thank The Chronicle of the Horse, Equilab, Kerrits, Nutrena Feeds, Shires Equestrian Products, and SmartPak for sponsoring the USEA Adult Team Championships.

About the USEA Adult Rider Program

The USEA Adult Rider Program is open to all adults, professional or amateur, aged 22 years and older. The program aims to unite adults across all skill and experience levels in a supportive program that promotes education, communication, recognition, and fun! The goal of the Adult Rider program is to continue to encourage participation in the sport of eventing beyond one’s junior years by providing educational programs, support to Area Adult Rider programs, funding opportunities, and the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena Feeds. Click here to learn more about the Adult Rider Program.

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