Jan 06, 2020

Experience a Long Format Event in 2020 with the USEA Classic Series

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the long format event alive for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. For some, riding in a Classic Series event is the highlight of their competitive season and completing a long format event at any level is quite the achievement.

Riders have the chance to 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. The USEA Classic Series has something for everyone, and those that undertake the preparation for a long format event are in for a lot of hard work, fun rides, and the ultimate educational experience!

Will you be putting a long format Classic Series event on your calendar in 2020? Check to see if you are qualified!

2020 USEA Classic Series Schedule

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | October 1-4, 2020 | Spokane, WA (Area VIII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 14-18, 2020 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 22-25, 2020 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Training Three-Day Events

Fresno County H.T. | April 17-19, 2020 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 28 - 31, 2020 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 9-11, 2020 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 22-26, 2020 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | October 1-4, 2020 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 14-18, 2020 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 22-25, 2020 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Novice Three-Day Events

Fresno County H.T. | April 17-19, 2020 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 28-31, 2020 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 9-11, 2020 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 22-26, 2020 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | October 1-4, 2020 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca | October 22-25, 2020 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Coconino | July 9-11, 2020 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | October 1-4, 2020 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy | October 9-11, 2020 | Adamstown, MD (Area II)

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

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

About the USEA Classic Series

The 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 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 USEA Classic Series.

The USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, C4 Belts, FLAIR, FITS, SmartPak Equine, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, and for sponsoring the USEA Classic Series.

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