It's been a long road, but we've finally arrived at the end! In June of 2017, the USEA undertook a project - to tell the story of each of the currently active USEA recognized events, starting at the beginning of the alphabet and working our way all the way through to the end. Now, more than three years later, we've reached the final event on our list.
The Whidbey Island Horse Trials take place in Oak Harbor, Washington (Area VII) in early July of each year and offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials lost their venue in 2019 but are working on finalizing a new venue for 2021.
The War Horse Event Series (WHES) is a series of horse trials that take place at the Carolina Horse Park (CHP) in Raeford, North Carolina (Area II). In 2020, WHES offered USEA recognized divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary along with their unrecognized schooling show offering, which includes “Maiden” and “Green as Grass” levels and combined tests.
The Five Points Horse Trials are held yearly on the first weekend in September at the Carolina Horse Park (CHP) in Raeford, North Carolina (Area II) and this year will be offering Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials and combined test divisions and USEA Young, Future, and New Event Horse classes.
Isaacks Ranch in Las Cruces, New Mexico (Area X) will host their first USEA recognized event over two days on the last weekend in September and will offer Introductory, Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.
The Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida (Area III) hosts the Grand Oaks Horse Trials in January and November, offering Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. The Grand Oaks Resort also hosts equestrian events for dressage, hunter/jumpers, and driving.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina (Area II) are held yearly in September and offer Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials divisions.
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.
The Woodside Horse Trials are held at the Horse Park at Woodside in Woodside, California (Area VI) in May, August, and October of each year. The event offers Introductory through Advanced levels at their spring event, Intro through Intermediate and USEA Future Event Horse Classes at their summer event, and Intro through Advanced and CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S levels at their fall event.