The opportunity to gallop across the legendary grounds at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will never lose that special feeling for eventers, and this past weekend competitors at the Jump Start Horse Trials got to do just that for their large selection of divisions and the USEA Area VIII Championships. Championship divisions were offered at the Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels, giving five horse and rider pairs the opportunity to claim the crown.
The USEA Area VIII Championships took place during the Park Equine KY Classique Horse Trials on September 2-4. Offering Championship divisions at the Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels, six horse and rider pairs rose to the top to claim the title of 2022 Area VII Champions in their respective divisions.
What better way to wrap up a successful eventing season than by being crowned champion on the same grounds that host the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? The Jump Start Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) in Lexington, Kentucky was the location for the 2021 Area VIII Championships from October 1-3 where riders from Beginner Novice to Intermediate had the opportunity to be crowned king or queen in their respective divisions. What did this year’s Area VIII champions have to say regarding their weekend at the KHP? Read on to find out!
For over 20 years the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) has been educating all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. The USEA is now shining the spotlight each month on some of the 300 ICP Certified Instructors.