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
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
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.
It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).