As November 30 marks the end of the eventing season, December sees many eventers taking a break from the busy competition schedule that stretches year-round in the United States. In fact, the weekends of December 19-20, December 26-27, and January 2-3 are the only weekends of the 2021 season (which starts on December 1, 2020) that do not have any horse trials scheduled anywhere in the country.
If you are one of the eventers who calls Area III home, either full-time or just during the winter season, you have the chance to get a jump start on the 2021 competition season with one of the three events offered in December this year! Sporting Days and Full Gallop in Aiken, South Carolina and Rocking Horse in Altoona, Florida each have an event taking place during the first two weeks of December that are part of the 2021 competition season.
To enter one of these events (Sporting Days and Rocking Horse open next Tuesday, October 20, and Full Gallop opens the following Tuesday, October 27) simply complete your entry through Xentry or fill out and send in an entry form. The 2021 entry form will be available starting on October 20.
There are so many things to love about the USEA Classic Series: the way the conditioning and preparation strengthens your bond with your horse, the educational opportunities to enhance your skills as a rider, and, of course, your chance to experience the rush of the classic long format three-day event. There are eight Classic Series events taking place across the U.S. in the 2022 season and they are a great goal for many horse and rider pairs to work towards. Featuring the traditional long-format phases of roads and tracks and steeplechase in addition to the three regular phases of a horse trial, a USEA Classic Series event puts partnerships to the ultimate test. For riders who have already ticked off completing a long-format event from their bucket list, looking back on the thrill of steeplechase before heading out on cross-country often comes with fond memories. Check out what these USEA riders had to say about their favorite steeplechase moments!
After traveling the world last year and campaigning on the East Coast to start this year, Julianne Guariglia’s 11-year-old Argentine Sport Horse mare Solaguayre California (Casparo x Solaguayre Calandria) returned to competition in the home state of her rider, Tamie Smith, to win the Advanced level at the Twin Rivers Summer Horse Trials held over Fourth of July Weekend in Paso Robles, California.
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It makes perfect sense that a rider would want to partner up with a wild mustang for eventing—big risk, big reward! But more importantly, big heart.