May 16, 2022

Saying Goodbye to the Copper Meadows Horse Trials

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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After 22 years of hosting and organizing the Copper Meadows Horse Trials on the outskirts of Ramona, California, the Hoffos family has announced the official retirement of their recognized competitions on their 65-acre farm.

"It is with sadness, but also a bit of relief, that we have decided to cancel the Copper Meadows recognized horse trials indefinitely," shared Taren Hoffos. "Our team has enjoyed serving the eventing community for over 20 years. Thank you to the riders who supported us for so many years! Unfortunately, the cost of running these events has proved to be unsustainable, and we need to do what is best for our facility and for our family. We will continue to offer schooling, clinics, unrecognized events, and will of course see all our wonderful friends at other Area VI events."

Taren has been involved with the Copper Meadows Horse Trials from day one after her parents, Robin and Carolyn Hoffos, purchased the Copper Meadows property in 1999 and built the farm from the ground up to provide the necessary infrastructure to host their first even in 2000. While her first job at the horse trials was as concession stand operator, Taren took over the day-to-day operations of the boarding and training facility on the farm as well as the organizational efforts of the horse trials in 2010.

The eventing community will undoubtedly miss the hospitality of the Hofos family in sharing their beautiful California facility with so many riders of all levels over the years.

Read more about the Copper Meadows Horse Trials here.

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