Aug 20, 2022

Last Call: Entries 2022 CDCTA Fall Horse Trials Close Tuesday, August 23

Show Jumping on the grass at Locust Hill at the CDCTA Fall Horse Trials in 2013. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The historic Commonwealth Dressage & Combined Training Association (CDCTA) Fall Horse Trials is quickly approaching. With less than a month left before the September 11 USEF/USEA recognized event, entries for the trails are sadly lower than expected. With the price of gas and diesel, work schedules, and less time for horses the volunteer-based organization understands the struggles surrounding the eventing industry. Those that are interested in competing at the CDCTA Fall Horse Trials need to get their entries in by Tuesday, August 23.

CDCTA has been running recognized horse trials in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. As an entirely volunteer based organization, our competitions are completely dependent upon the generous hands that come forward to assist. The CDCTA Horse Trials strives to be a fun and inclusive event with forward riding, confidence-building tracks offered for all levels.

The CDCTA Horse Trials is uniquely run on a private farm that they are fortunate enough to lease for events twice a year. For both the Spring and Fall events, the entire show venue is built from the ground up from open hay fields. Twice a year the CDCTA volunteers move each and every portable cross-country jump onto the course and prepare the tracks with flags and roping. Without the use of public lands, the leasing and cross-country jump moving costs are a very large part of the CDTA’s budget for the trials, an expense that countless other local events do not have funds to spend for.

Due to the vast overhead involved with running the event, CDCTA is eagerly awaiting the entry deadline to ensure that there are sufficient entries to run the event. Unfortunately, there is the possibility that if not enough people come forward to participate the event will have to be canceled due to lack of funds. While CDCTA is a non-profit organization, they must be fiscally responsible to the organization and need to be close to covering expenses for the competition to continue.

The CDCTA is doing everything in its power to host the Fall Horse Trials for the competitors, but in order to do so, they are in need of a significant number of additional entries.

Please get your entries in, and any questions regarding the CDCTA Horse Trials, can be emailed to [email protected]

Oct 05, 2022 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2022 Morven Park International

And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.

Oct 04, 2022 Education

Jim Wofford Delivers His Fun and Education Formula at Woodside Clinic

Specifics of the "Fun & Education Formula" were provided to all at the Jim Wofford Clinic held on August 20 & 21 at the Horse Park in Woodside, northern California. Eager riders, auditors, and volunteers gathered for a much anticipated two-day clinic with the master bright and early Saturday morning.

Oct 04, 2022 Hall of Fame

Connections of Great Event Horse Eagle Lion Offered Invitation to USEA Eventing Hall of Fame

This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founders, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.

Oct 03, 2022 Convention

Announcing the Keynote Speaker for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention: Dr. Sue Dyson

Have you ever wondered why your horse isn’t performing at their best? Get ready to learn about the many facets that can contribute to lameness and poor performance in sport horses from equine orthopedics expert, Dr. Sue Dyson! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dyson will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA this December 7-11.

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