Jan 14, 2019

Study Up on the 2019 Intercollegiate Team Challenge Calendar

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

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014, and has been building team spirit, camaraderie, healthy rivalries, and great competition ever since. 2019 will mark the fourth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships, and this year the main event moves to Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia, May 18-19.

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships are open to all accredited colleges or universities that register with the USEA as an Affiliate Organization. Once the institution is an Affiliate Organization, all current undergraduate students of that school will be eligible for a discounted USEA membership. Moreover, as an affiliate of the USEA the University/College will be able to access all of the benefits offered to USEA affiliates.

The USEA also offers Intercollegiate Team Challenges at many recognized events, which provide fun opportunities for students around the country. Show up in team apparel, silly costumes, decorated stalls, and show your team spirit this season at any of the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Challenges below.

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

2019 Intercollegiate Team Challenges

Ocala Winter I H.T.

Feb. 8-10, 2019

Poplar Place Farm March H.T.

March 23-24, 2019

Spring Bay H.T.

April 6-7, 2019

Ocala International 3-Day Festival of Eventing

April 10-14, 2019

FENCE H.T.

April 13-14, 2019

Galway Downs

May 1-4, 2019

Poplar Place Farm May H.T.

May 4-5, 2019

Woodland Stallion Station H.T.

May 11, 2019

Winona H.T.

May 10-12, 2019

Intercollegiate Championships at Chattahoochee Hills

May 18-19, 2019

The Spring Event at Woodside

May 24-26, 2019

Stone Gate Farm H.T.

Aug. 24-25, 2019

Flying Cross Farm H.T.

Sept. 13-15, 2019

Pine Hill Fall H.T.

Oct. 19, 2019

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T.

Oct. 19-20, 2019

Chattahoochee Hills H.T.

Oct. 26-27, 2019

Virginia Horse Trials

Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019

River Glen H.T.

Nov. 9-10, 2019

Pine Top H.T.

Nov. 30- Dec. 1, 2019


*This is a tentative list of events hosting Intercollegiate Team Challenges and may be updated regularly. If you would like to host a Team Challenge and would like your event included on this schedule, please email Kate Lokey at [email protected] or Claire Kelley at [email protected].

At Team Challenges and at the Team Championships, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Only the best three individual scores will count towards the team score, so teams of four will have one “drop” score.

The coefficient system is as follows:

  • Beginner Novice: 1
  • Novice: .99
  • Training: 0.9
  • Preliminary: 0.85
  • Intermediate: 0.75
  • CCI* unified (new introductory level): 0.85
  • CCI2*-S (former CIC*): 0.8
  • CCI2*-L (former CCI*): 0.75
  • CCI3*-S (former CIC2*): 0.70

If Modified is offered, a coefficient of 0.95 will apply to Training level and 0.9 will apply to Modified.

USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The 2019 and 2020 Championships will take place in May at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia. The 2021 and 2022 Championships will take place at Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Mark your calendars!

If you are interested in registering your university or college with the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program, click to download the Affiliate Application form!

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Handbook may be viewed here.

About the USEA Intercollegiate Program

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA and many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges throughout the year, where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students. In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Click here to learn more about the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program.

May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

May 11, 2021 Intercollegiate

Eyes on the Prize at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place later this month at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. across May 27-30. Following the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, the USEA is working with VHT organizer Andy Bowles to ensure the Championships are still a destination competition for all Intercollegiate event riders, packed full with an opening ceremony, the traditional “college town” area, the prestigious spirit award, and an abundance of prizes.

May 10, 2021 Eventing News

2021 FEI MER Changes effective July 1

The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.

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