As part of Area I, the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Equestrian Center has hosted USEA horse trials each summer and fall for many years. These horse trials have been some of the longest-running events in New England, with levels from Beginner Novice to Preliminary.
After much consideration, USEA recognized horse trials will no longer be hosted at the SBS Equestrian Center. We have enjoyed being an eventing site, but find it necessary to dedicate our resources to more student-focused programming.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School and the Equestrian Center will continue to hold schooling horse trial events throughout the year, and will continue to offer our equestrian programs to students, community riders, and summer campers. Our students will continue to enjoy the investments that the Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center has made in our course, including two new water complexes, new jumps, and new footing in our woods.
We would like to thank our competitors, volunteers, and officials for their participation and support. We are especially grateful for our long-standing officials -- as the backbone of our horse trial events, they have made our shows possible:
Jim Gornell, Course Designer and Stadium Judge
SBS Alumna Karen Hathaway, Starter and Time Keeper
Howard & Shelly Sienkiewicz, Announcers
Erin Keehan, Show Secretary
This is it! The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here - the return to competition has arrived! After nearly three months of suspended competitions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the country and the world, riders are shining up their boots and preparing to trot down the centerline. While our "new normal" will certainly look different than things did before the pandemic, these new regulations are in place for all our safety.
The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.
Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, Massachusetts (Area I) was scheduled to host two one-day events in 2020 offering Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice divisions. Their May event was forced to cancel due to COVID-19, but their September event is planning to run as scheduled.