The Surefire Horse Trials in Purcellville, Virginia ran 18 divisions from Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels over three days last weekend. Riders enjoyed the cooler than normal weather and improved footing as they got their chance to ride at Jan Byyny’s beautiful farm. Winners included: Sara Kozumplik (OI, ON-A), Collin Reynolds (JYOP), Emily Rzucidlo (OP-A), Jennie Brannigan (OP-B, ON-B), Sarah Mackenzie Nelson (JOT), Phillip Dutton (OT-A), Sharon White (OT-B), Brittany Bridges (OT-C), Lauren Kieffer (OT-D), Arden Wildasin (JN), Dorry Gascon (ON-C), Allison Springer (ON-D), Heidi Siegmund (ON-E), Caroline Muller (pictured above, JBN), Betsy Hafner (OBN-A), and Victoria Jessop (OBN-B).
Full Results | Leslie Mintz/USEA Photo.
On a crisp morning in December of 2016, I dragged my husband to Penn National to look at some horses to hopefully be my next eventing partner. I also had a horse to look at in Maryland at Kate Chadderton's farm. Keep in mind every horse I wanted to look at was a gelding. I did have a couple at Penn National that I really liked and then went to look at the one Kate had. After I rode the gelding at Kate's she asked me how I felt about mares. My response was, "I don't, but bring her out."
The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico is only one week away! Start planning your personal agenda as next week will have a jam-packed schedule starting on Wednesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 12.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back Gallops Saddlery as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.
The USEF Board of Directors met on November 22, 2021 and approved the following Extraordinary Rule Changes that will go into effect today, December 1, 2021.