The Stable View Spring Horse Trials runs this week from April 7-9 in Aiken, South Carolina. The event features a competitive CCI4*-S division filled with many riders who are getting their final prep runs in before the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the end of the month. A CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S are also running, as well as national classes from Training through Advanced.
The USEA will be on site to bring coverage of the CCI4*-S division.
The CCI4*-S Field
The Competition Schedule
Friday April 7
8:00 a.m. - CCI4*-S Dressage
8:00 a.m. - CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, Intermediate, Advanced Dressage
1:00 p.m.- CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Advanced Show Jumping
Saturday April 8
8:00 a.m. - Preliminary, Modified, Training Dressage
9:10 a.m. - Intermediate, CCI2*-S, Modified, Preliminary, Training Show Jumping
9:30 a.m. - Intermediate, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Advanced, CCI2*-S Cross-Country
Sunday April 9
9:30 a.m. - Preliminary, Modified, Training Cross-Country.
Each year every member of the USEA receives a nomination ballot to submit nominees to the Board of Governors and during the Annual Meeting of Members, all members are invited to vote for those individuals nominated to serve. All members receive a proxy to vote for their chosen representatives for those unable to attend the Annual Meeting of Members. The only restriction for Board membership is that they must be USEA members. There are 10 positions representing each Area of the country and 11 at-large positions with no other restrictions.
Effective Dec. 1, 2023, USEF rule EV145.8 will require, whenever possible, new cross-country obstacles (for which frangible devices are appropriate) to be constructed with FEI approved frangible technology for the Training level and above (previously it was Modified and above).
The Ram Tap Horse Park Horse Trials hosted the final USEA Classic Series Event of the year this past weekend in Fresno, California. The event offered three traditional long-format divisions at the Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels. Meet the final USEA Classic Series champions of 2024 below.
Joan Harper didn’t get her chance to shine in the saddle until she was in her 50s. A lifelong horse lover, Harper trail rode and played around at a few 4-H horse shows in her younger years, but after her daughter was introduced to Pony Club, Harper started soaking up everything she could about the sport, eventually becoming a prominent face in the North Carolina eventing community as a top-tier volunteer and course decorator.