It’s time to meet the teams of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships! A total of 105 competitors, 15 schools, and 27 teams will be competing at the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships on May 27-30 at Virginia Horse Trials.
In 2019, the Championship had 90 entries and this year there are 105 entries which makes this year the biggest Championship to date. Auburn University is coming back with two full teams to defend their 2019 championship title. The University of Kentucky is bringing the highest number of teams recorded in the history of Championships with over 8 teams, the University of Louisville has doubled their Championship entries from their debut in 2019, almost every school entered is bringing at least two teams, and the new Graduate division will have a variety of schools represented.
Before the action starts, find out which championship competitor has over 30,000 TikTok followers, or who is most likely to skip class, or which one is the team dad in the Meet the Teams preview.
The USEA would like to thank this year's USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships Sponsors:
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Whether you are a rider preparing for a move-up or a trainer looking to ensure your training program is well-rounded, the soon-to-be released USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is the go-to guide to assist you in navigating key decisions. Lucky enough, attendees of the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first people outside of the those involved in its creation to access this passion project that the ICP Committee has put two years of research and hard work into developing.
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Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.