The only exclusive event stallion auction in the world is taking place right now at the Area II website. It's an online auction of donated eventing stallion services to benefit the Area II Young Riders program. The auction has garnered the donated services of such outstanding stallions as Consul (pictured left), sire of Rolex '08 third-placed horse Critical Decision; Salute The Truth, an Advanced Level Thoroughbred stallion standing in Maryland and noted sire of event horses; and a son of the great Cicera's Icewater, Cappucino Ice, whose fee comes with a free week of board for the mare. And many more stallions are listed, including ponies, warmbloods, and Thoroughbreds.
This is a breeder's chance to get a great bargain on a desirable stud fee, and contribute to Young Riders at the same time. Last year bids came in from around the world for the stallions! The auction is open to anyone to bid online after a quick registration process; bids are open now and will close on or about the first week in March, 2009. For further details, please see: www.usea2.net/forum (website for the auction). All bids start at half the advertised fee. For more information, contact Area II Sponsorship Coordinator Holly Covey at [email protected]
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The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations selected to compete in the 2024 USEF Futures Team Challenge at the Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials, from March 14-17 in Raeford, North Carolina. The Challenge is designed to replicate the experience of competing within a team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colorado, has deep roots in the sport of eventing. Originally known as High Prairie Farms, owner Helen Krieble purchased the property in the early 1990s with one dream: hosting horse trials. That dream took off and for many years High Prairie Farm was host to many eventing competitions. Krieble later donated the ground to Douglas County with the agreement that the land would be used for equestrian sport and the CHP was born.
Kate Boggan describes her younger self as your typical horse-crazy kid. “As soon as I saw a horse, I was obsessed,” the born and raised Texan recalled. “It was the most expensive mistake my parents ever made taking me to my first rodeo as a toddler.”