Jan 15, 2018

Experience the Thrill of the ‘Chase in 2018 at a USEA Classic Series Event

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

Perhaps the best part about the downtime all eventers experience in the winter is the opportunity to look ahead at the upcoming year and plan out goals for the season. Maybe this year your goal is to compete in a long-format USEA Classic Series event!

The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long-format three-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors have the opportunity 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.

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 and will also be entered into a drawing held at the USEA Year End Award Ceremony for a year’s supply of SmartPak supplements and a custom fitted Stackhouse and Ellis saddle.

Planning to tackle a long-format event this year? Click here to see if you are qualified!

2018 USEA Classic Series Schedule

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-6, 2018 | Chesterfield, SC (Area III)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 17-21, 2018 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 25-28, 2018 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Training Three-Day Events

Fresno County Horse Park | April 27-29, 2018 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-6, 2018 | Chesterfield, SC (Area III)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 31 - June 3, 2018 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 11-15, 2018 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Event at Rebecca Farm | July 18-22, 2018 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | October 5-7, 2018 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 17-21, 2018 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 25-28, 2018 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Galway Downs | November 1-4, 2018 | Temecula, CA (Area VI)

Novice Three-Day Events

Fresno County Horse Park | April 27-29, 2018 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-6, 2018 | Chesterfield, SC (Area III)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | May 31-June 3, 2018 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 11-15, 2018 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Event at Rebecca Farm | July 18-22, 2018 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | October 4-7, 2018 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca | October 25-28, 2018 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-6, 2018 | Chesterfield, SC (Area III)

Coconino | July 11-15, 2018 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | October 4-7, 2018 | Spokane, WA (Area VI)

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy | October 13-14, 2018 | Adamstown, MD (Area II)

The USEA would like to thank SmartPak Equine, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, and Eventing Training Online for sponsoring the USEA Classic Series.

For more information about the USEA Classic Series, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897, or visit the USEA Classic Series page.

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