Lexington, KY – Four USEF Eventing National One Star Championships were contested at the Kentucky Horse Park during October 15-18, 2009. Held in conjunction with the Haygard MidSouth 3Day and Team Challenge Horse Trials competitors flocked from all parts of the country to vie for the National One Star Championships.
Showing once again that eventing is not for the faint of heart, competitors endured near frigid temperatures, deluges of rain and blustery conditions. However, riders were undeterred by the weather and took every opportunity to show case their beautifully turned-out and fit horses.
Erin Freedman (Oak Hill, VA) and her 7-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Viola, captured the USEF National One Star Championship over Jamie Price and Poker Run. Freedman led the competition from start to finish adding just 4.4 time faults on the cross country to her winning Dressage score of 41.6.
In the USEF Junior Championship 15-year-old Noelle Varga (Louisville, KY) and Great Scot put in a consistent performance over the weekend in spite of the chilly conditions to take home the blue ribbon.
Elinor MacPhail came from Johnstown, OH with her Selle Francais gelding, Parador Mail, to win the USEF 19 to 21-Year-Old Championship.
In addition to a third place overall finish Kassidy Kirchner (Ellettsville, IN) and Umi were also awarded the USEF National Amateur Championship. Kirchner was one of the few competitors to not add a single penalty point over the weekend and finish on her dressage score of 47.2. Emily Rose Evans (Nashville, TN) and Read All Over took home the Reserve Championship in the Amateur division.
Last month, we introduced this series with a look at the Preliminary level. Now, EquiRatings is showing you the key stats from Beginner Novice. How strong have your Beginner Novice results been? What’s a good final score? What’s a good dressage? What scores should you be aiming for if a top finish is your goal? Read on to evaluate your Beginner Novice game.
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Modern cross-country courses have an emphasis on related combinations, often including one or two ‘skinny’ fences. It is therefore vital to understand how the stride length is affected by different factors so that you can make the distances work for you and reduce the room for error and risk. It is also vital to develop a ‘second nature’ safety position.
Get a front row seat at the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) by volunteering! Volunteers are needed on Monday, August 24 through Sunday, August 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. There will be no spectators allowed this year, but volunteering is a wonderful alternative that will still allow you to experience the event.