Morven Park offered its first CIC3* (now CCI4*-S) in 2014 and now five years later it has become a staple on the fall calendar as many riders use the event to prepare for the Fair Hill CCI4*-L and Ocala Jockey Club CCI4*-L. The Leesburg, Virginia event is also playing host to the Area II Championships as well as a CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and divisions from Advanced to Novice – offering nearly 400 riders the chance to gallop across the historic property. This is the final year of the CCI4*-S being the top class as in 2020 Morven will add CCI-L divisions to their schedule.
CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, Advanced, and Intermediate – dressage and show jumping
CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, Advanced, and Intermediate – cross-country
CCI2*-S, Preliminary-CH, Novice, and Beginner Novice-CH – dressage
Training and Training-CH – dressage, show jumping, and cross-country
CCI2*-S, Preliminary-CH, Novice, and Beginner Novice-CH – show jumping and cross-country
Novice-CH – dressage, show jumping, and cross-country
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Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.
In episode #251 Nicole catches up with Buck Davidson after his great second-place finish in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase and then brings you all of the latest USEA news with the rest of the team. From tornadoes, prize money, and volunteers, it's all covered!