The fifth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships kick off tomorrow at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia. There are a total of 105 entries, 29 teams, and 15 schools entered to compete for the 2021 Championship title.
In 2016, the University of Georgia Red team took home the win. In 2017, the Clemson Tigers were crowned champions, and the past two years (2018 and 2019) it was Auburn University who walked away with the title. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Championships was canceled. Who will go home with the Championship title this year? It will be a tight competition in this record-breaking Championships!
Wednesday: In Barns from noon.
Thursday: In Barns / riders meeting at noon / First horse inspection 3:00 p.m.
Friday: Dressage starting at 8 am / Show jumping CCI-S classes starting at noon.
Saturday: Cross-country starting at 8:30 am.
Sunday: CCI-L classes horse inspection starting at 8:00 a.m. / Show jumping starting at 9:00 a.m.
Friday: Intermediate, Preliminary dressage / Intermediate show jumping / Preliminary cross-country.
Saturday: Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice dressage starting at 8:00 a.m. / Preliminary, Training, Novice Show Jumping / Beginner Novice, Modified, cross-country (dependent on division numbers).
Sunday: Modified, Beginner Novice Show Jumping / Training, Novice cross-country.
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Whether you are a rider preparing for a move-up or a trainer looking to ensure your training program is well-rounded, the soon-to-be released USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is the go-to guide to assist you in navigating key decisions. Lucky enough, attendees of the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first people outside of the those involved in its creation to access this passion project that the ICP Committee has put two years of research and hard work into developing.
In 2021 Cynthia Smith recorded 536 hours and 59 minutes of volunteer time, setting the standard with the most amount of volunteer hours recorded in a single year since the creation of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in 2016. The record-breaking number of volunteer time earned Smith the 2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.
Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.