Feb 11, 2021

Participate in the Ultimate Eventing Test with the 2021 USEA Classic Series

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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The USEA Classic Series was formed in response to the shift away from long format events at the uppermost levels of eventing in the early 2000s. Instead, the tradition of the long format event, including the four phases of endurance day, was kept alive for the Preliminary level and below. USEA Classic Series events also include educational activities on topics ranging from horse inspections and steeplechase to horse care and conditioning.

In 2021, the USEA is introducing Classic Series events for the Modified level, which was added in 2017. Now, competitors at the Modified level can also experience the thrill of the three-day event. More information about the Modified Three-Day Event is available here.

If you are planning to put a long format Classic Series event on your calendar in 2021, click here to see if you are qualified!

2021 USEA Classic Series Calendar

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | September 30 – October 3, 2021 | Spokane, WA (Area VIII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 20-24, 2021 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 22-24, 2021 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Modified Three-Day Events

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | September 30 – October 3, 2021 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca | October 22-24, 2021 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Training Three-Day Events

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | June 3-6, 2021 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 8-10, 2021 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 21-25, 2021 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | September 30 – October 3, 2021 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Hagyard Midsouth | October 20-24, 2021 | Lexington, KY (Area VIII)

Waredaca | October 22-24, 2021 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Fresno County H.T. | November 17-19, 2021 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Novice Three-Day Events

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | June 3-6, 2021 | Edinburgh, IN (Area VIII)

Coconino | July 8-10, 2021 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

The Event at Rebecca Farm | July 21-25, 2021 | Kalispell, MT (Area VII)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | September 30 – October 3, 2021 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Waredaca | October 22-24, 2021 | Laytonsville, MD (Area II)

Fresno County Horse Park | November 17-18, 2021 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Coconino | July 8-10, 2021 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area X)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall H.T. | September 30 – October 3, 2021 | Spokane, WA (Area VII)

Fresno County Horse Park | November 17-18, 2021 | Fresno, CA (Area VI)

*This is a tentative calendar and updates or changes will be made on the USEA Classic Series page.

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Organizers interested in hosting a Modified Three-Day Event in 2021 should contact either USEA Senior Director of Competitions Sharon Gallagher at [email protected] or USEA Director of Programs and Marketing Kate Lokey at [email protected].

The Classic Series Guidelines can be viewed here.

About the USEA Classic Series

The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long ­format three­-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors can experience the rush of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross­-country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long ­format three-­day event. Riders who compete in a USEA Classic Series event during the year will have the chance to win a variety of prizes at the events from USEA sponsors. Click here to learn more about the USEA Classic Series.

The USEA would like to thank Bates Saddles, FITS, SmartPak Equine, Parker Equine Insurance, and Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles for sponsoring the USEA Classic Series.

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Feb 03, 2023 Profile

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There was a sense of déjà vu chatting with Liz Halliday-Sharp about the superstar young Irish Sport Horse Shanroe Cooley (Dallas x Shanroe Sapphire), owned by Ocala Horse Properties, LLC. The now 8-year-old gelding was the 2021 USEA 6-Year-Old Preliminary Horse of the Year and 2021 USEA Preliminary Horse of the Year and he followed up that impressive 2021 season with an even more exciting competition year in 2022 bringing home second in his first-ever CCI3*-S followed by two victories at the level. He had a top-five finish in his first CCI3*-L across the border at Bromont and then made his way overseas to place eighth in Halliday-Sharp’s goal event for the young horse: the highly competitive FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion D’Angers. Add up all of those super results, and it's no surprise that Shanroe Cooley was awarded two USEA leaderboard titles for the second year in a row— 2022 Intermediate Horse of the Year and 2022 USEA 7-Year-Old Intermediate Horse of the Year.

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In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

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