Located at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C., the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC and Horse Trials is the second 2018 leg of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. With both the CIC3* and Advanced divisions serving as Gold Cup classes, 90 pairs will be competing in the Series looking for their Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final qualification. 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Carolina International competition. Learn more about the history behind the event in its Events A-Z article.
Gold Cup Competition Schedule
Thursday, March 22
8:20 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. – CIC3* dressage
Friday, March 23
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – CIC3* dressage
8:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Advanced dressage
10:00 a.m. – 12:04 p.m. – CIC3* show jumping
Saturday, March 24
1:10 – 4:12 p.m. – CIC3* cross-country (top-10 in Reverse Order of Go)
4:15 – 5:45 p.m. – Advanced cross-country
Sunday, March 25
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Advanced show jumping
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About the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
The 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series features 11 qualifying competitions throughout the United States at the Advanced horse trials and CIC3* levels. The qualifying period begins August 2017 and continues through August 2018 with the final taking place at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 29 – September 2, 2018. Riders who complete a qualifier earn the chance to vie for $40,000 in prize money and thousands of dollars in prizes and the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Champion in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final Advanced Division.
The USEA would like to thank Adequan, Standlee Hay Company, Nutrena, Merck Animal Health, Parker Equine Insurance, and FITS for sponsoring the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. View the full schedule and learn more about the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series here.
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Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.