The countdown to competition is on as 13 colleges and universities converge on the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina, for the 2023 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship! This Friday, May 26, through Sunday, May 28, a total of 89 entries and 24 teams will go head-to-head to compete for the Intercollegiate Eventing Championship title and the coveted Spirit Award.
Friday, May 26
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Dressage, International Arena
5:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies in the International Arena: Parade of Teams, Senior Awards and qualifying heats of the Bouncy Pony Relay Race Championship
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. – Tryon International Spring Horse Trials Welcome Reception for all competitors in the Legends Club. Intercollegiate Members welcome to attend after the Opening Ceremonies.
Saturday, May 27
9:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. – Cross-Country, White Oak Course
6:30 p.m. – Intercollegiate Teams gather at the in-gate of Tryon Stadium for Intercollegiate Parade of Teams in front of “Saturday Night Lights” crowd.
7:00 p.m. – Course Walk of the $78,000 CSI2* Grand Prix with Doug Payne
7:30 p.m. – Intercollegiate Competitor Party on the Skydeck of the Legends Club at Tryon Stadium
Arena Drag Break – Top teams from qualifying heats compete in the Bouncy Pony Relay Race Championship
Sunday, May 28
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Show Jumping, International Arena
4:00 p.m. – Championship Awards Ceremony
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About the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges where collegiate eventers can compete individually or on teams with their fellow students. In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty, and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Click here to learn more about the Intercollegiate Eventing Program.
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