This year, the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program has its eye on the West Coast. With the program growing in popularity nationwide, John Marshall has offered to host a USEA Intercollegiate Eventing West Coast Championship at Fresno County Horse Park.
The Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP), located in Fresno, California, is under new ownership as of November 15, 2020. John Marshall, who purchased the equestrian facility (known then as Ram Tap) in 2012 from Bill and Margaret Burton, has sold the park to Terry Hilst, an Area VI eventer who previously organized the horse trials at Camelot Equestrian Park in Butte Valley, California.
After seeing 63 horses in the 2019 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland earlier this week, there were just 11 horses to see between the 4- and 5-year-old divisions at the YEH West Coast Championships at the Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, California. While there were fewer entries, they packed a mighty punch, impressing judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike with the quality of the horses presented.
The first Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event of the 2019 season took place last month at the Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP) Horse Trials in Fresno, California. While five-star riders were busy galloping over the bluegrass at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, riders at FCHP were experiencing the thrill of endurance day, complete with the roads and tracks and steeplechase phases of the old long format three-day events.
The United States Eventing Association is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2019 Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse Championships. The FEH will host East, West, and Central Championships, and the YEH will host East and West Coast Championships.
Nine horses competed for the 2018 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championship title today at the Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, Calif. and it was the girls who prevailed. While only nine horses showed up to the West Coast YEH Championships compared to the 53 on the East Coast, Championship judges Sally Ike, Lucinda Green, and Chris Ryan stated they saw great talent on both coasts.
The 2018 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Championships are taking place this weekend. First, the East Coast Championships will take place at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland spanning two days, October 18-19. Then on Sunday, October 21, the West Coast Championships will run at Fresno County Horse Park (FCHP) in Fresno, California.
John Marshall of the Fresno County Horse Park appeared on KSEE Channel 24's Central Valley Today last week to discuss what the sport of three-day eventing entails, the history of the Fresno County Horse Park, and what events are coming up at the Horse Park. Check it out!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are four months away and there’s still plenty of time to earn qualifications to compete! With prestigious prizes at stake like the Holekamp/Turner Grant, young horses with upper-level eventing potential are sure to have the 2018 YEH Championships marked on their competition calendars.
Steeplechase was the name of the game for winners Auburn Excell Brady and Nancy Read. The thrill, the adrenaline rush, jumping brush at top speed, and the excitement of taking part in eventing history: what’s not to love? Both Excell Brady and Read put steeplechase at the top of their list when asked their favorite part of competing in a classic event.
The Fresno Country Horse Park (FCHP) in Fresno, California (Area VI) hosts four USEA recognized events and one USEA recognized combined test each year, offering Introductory through Advanced levels as well as CIC* and CIC2* divisions. FCHP also hosts competitions for the USEA Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse Programs and the USEA Classic Series.