Feb 11, 2021

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

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

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.

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

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.

May 14, 2021 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: May 14-16, 2021

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

May 14, 2021 Interscholastic

Announcing the IEL Team Spotlight Series

The USEA would like to feature your IEL team! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and currently has 82 registered teams from every USEA area and 46 events hosting an interscholastic team challenge.

May 13, 2021 Sponsor

FITS Returns to Sponsor AEC, ATC, Intercollegiate, and Classic Series

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

May 13, 2021 Classic Series

Memories from the Vet Box with Kerry Millikin

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.

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