For the sixth year the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C. welcomes back the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials. The event will see hundreds of competitors tackling their first FEI event of the season in Area II. Learn more about the history behind the event in its Events A-Z article.
Carolina International is playing host to the first ever USEF/USET Foundation North American Futures Team Challenge which gives up-and-coming riders a chance to ride on a team and gain experience for future team selection. The two teams – with Erik Duvander and Leslie Law acting as chef d’equipes – were announced in early March. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Thursday, March 21
9:00 a.m. – 4:36 p.m.: CCI4*, CCI3*, CCI2* dressage
Friday, March 22
8:00 a.m. – 3:58 p.m.: Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary, CCI3*, CCI2* dressage
9:30 a.m. – 2:02 p.m.: CCI3*, CCI4* show jumping
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: CCI2* cross-country
Saturday, March 23
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Intermediate, CCI3*, CCI4*, Advanced cross-country
9:00 a.m. – 12:18 p.m.: Training dressage
10:00 a.m.: CCI2* show jumping
1:10 p.m. – 3:18 p.m. Preliminary show jumping
Sunday, March 24
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.: Advanced show jumping
8:00 – 9:58 a.m.: Preliminary cross-country
9:30a.m. – 12:42 p.m.: Training show jumping
10:28 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Training cross-country
1:10 – 2:22 p.m.: Intermediate show jumping
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).