Jan 02, 2024

Experience the Thrill of the USEA Classic Three-Day Event in 2024

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release
Kyla Tovar and Shannondale Jordi competing in the Novice Three-Day Event at the IEA H.T. in June of 2023. Express Foto.

Transport back in time to the long format of three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in the New Year! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2024 Classic Series calendar is now available. Traditional long-format events from the Beginner Novice to Preliminary levels are still a reality thanks to the USEA Classic Series and include roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country on "endurance day," as well as horse inspections and additional educational activities throughout the weekend.

Planning to compete in a Classic Series event? Click here to make sure you are qualified, and view the list of participating events below. As a reminder, the qualification requirements for all levels of Classic Three-Day competition have been updated within the past year to make the events more accessible to a broader range of competitors.

For Beginner Novice or Novice Classic Three-Day Events, the competitor and horse as a combination must achieve one or more Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) at the level or higher within 18 months of the start of competition in order to compete. For Training through Preliminary Three-Day Events, the competitor and horse as a combination also must complete one or more MERs at the level or higher, but their qualifications can be achieved within 24 months of the start of the competition.

Please keep in mind that the calendar is a tentative list of events that is subject to change. Continue to check the USEA Classic Series homepage for updates throughout the year.

2024 USEA Classic Series Calendar:

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. | October 25-27, 2024 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Modified Three-Day Events

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. | October 25-27, 2024 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Training Three-Day Events

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) H.T. | May 31 – June 2, 2024 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Summer Coconino H.T. and Western Underground Inc. T, N, BN 3 Day Event | July 4-6, 2024 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 17-21, 2024 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse 10th Annual Fall H.T. | September 26-29, 2024 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event | October 16-20, 2024 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. | October 25-27, 2024 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Ram Tap H.T. & Classic 3-Day | November 15-17, 2024 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Novice Three-Day Events

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) H.T. | May 31 – June 2, 2024 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Summer Coconino H.T. and Western Underground Inc. T, N, BN 3 Day Event | July 4-6, 2024 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 17-21, 2024 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse 10th Annual Fall H.T. | September 26-29, 2024 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event | October 16-20, 2024 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. | October 25-27, 2024 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Ram Tap H.T. & Classic 3-Day | November 15-17, 2024 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) H.T. | May 31 – June 2, 2024 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Summer Coconino H.T. and Western Underground Inc. T, N, BN 3 Day Event | July 4-6, 2024 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Spokane Sport Horse 10th Annual Fall H.T. | September 26-29, 2024 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event & H.T. | October 25-27, 2024 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Ram Tap H.T. & Classic 3-Day | November 15-17, 2024 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

*There is no championship for the Classic Series

Did you know that all levels of USEA Classic Series competition have dedicated dressage tests? Click the links below to start studying for your level!

For more information about the USEA Classic Series, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897. For questions about qualifications, please contact Sharon Gallagher, (703) 669-9995.

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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, including the Modified level as well. 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 bronze sponsors SmartPak Equine and D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, as well as contributing sponsors Bates Saddles and Parker Equine Insurance for supporting the USEA Classic Series.

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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.

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