The Fork Horse Trials is returning to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C. for the third year in a row. The event often serves as horses and riders final prep runs before the Kentucky Three-Day Event – making it an exciting week of competition. This will be the first time that riders gallop on the cross-country course since the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) last September.
The Fork Competition Schedule
Thursday, April 4
9:00 - 11:42 a.m. – CCI3*-S dressage
9:00 - 10:56 a.m. – Advanced dressage
9:00 - 11:50 a.m. – Preliminary dressage
11:12 a.m. - 12:39 p.m. – Intermediate dressage
12:43 - 3:02 p.m. – CCI2*-S dressage
Friday, April 5
9:00 a.m. - 2:36 p.m. – CCI4*-S dressage
9:00 - 10:11 a.m. – Modified dressage
9:00 - 11:07 a.m. – Training dressage
10:26 a.m. - 2:36 p.m. – Novice dressage
11:29 a.m. - 12:22 p.m. – Beginner Novice dressage
Saturday, April 6
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice cross-country
10:00 a.m. - 4:46 p.m. – Advanced, CCI4*-S, Intermediate, CCI3*-S, Preliminary, CCI2*- S show jumping
Sunday, April 7
9:00 a.m. – Intermediate, CCI3*-S, Advanced, CCI4*-S, Preliminary, CCI2*-S cross-country
10:00 a.m. – Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice show jumping
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Perhaps some of the most troubling, yet common words you’ll ever hear before any class, clinic, or competition are: “sorry folks, we seem to have a delay on course.” You’re perfectly prepared and are ready to perform only to have it all thrown out the wait window. You’ve warmed-up well, arrived at the arena on time and peaked - only to be told to hurry up and wait! Thankfully, you have a plan prepared for this very possibility: your Delay Plan.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to host the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. The USEA and Rebecca Farm are proud to partner with Shannon Brinkman as the official show photographer in order to supply competitors with world-class imagery to remember the event.
I grew up in Denmark and am a mature rider who was a very active horse person from the age of four and into my early 20s. I did not really ride for 30 years after that, but I am now on the road to the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) at Rebecca Farm!
Anyone who has ever met Lois James would say, “She’s ride or die.” No exaggeration necessary, James is truly the epitome of that expression—cheering on someone who she met two minutes ago at an event, clapping when a friend completes a course (despite what their round looked like), and sharing her infectious positivity with her local eventing community and beyond. But “ride or die” took on a whole new meaning when James found herself in diagnosis limbo after a persistent pain in her side brought new fears to light.