Tag: HOTC

Sep 24, 2018

Chasing the Long Format

Hello, my name is Emily Worth and today I am writing to tell you about my experience with the long format three-day event. I live in Selma, North Carolina, and am 15 years old. Three years ago, in 2015, I competed in an assisted Beginner Novice division, and while I was there I got to see the long format being run. It looked like a lot of fun and seemed like an amazing opportunity.

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Dec 20, 2018 Eventing News

Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials Discontinued

After ten fabulous years celebrating the traditional eventing long-format, The Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is sorry to announce that the competition is cancelled for the foreseeable future.

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May 31, 2018 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials

Every year on the first weekend in May, Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, South Carolina (Area III) hosts the Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials. Heart of the Carolinas offers USEA Classic Series divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels and horse trials divisions for the same, including the new Modified level.

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May 17, 2018 Classic Series

Four Finish with Full Hearts at the Heart of the Carolinas Classic Three-Day Event

Spanning from coast to coast, north and south; the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series season is in full swing. The Heart of Carolinas at Southern Eighths Farm in Chesterfield, S.C. is the only event in the country to offer the USEA Classic Series at all four levels: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary. 

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Jun 13, 2017 Classic Series

The USEA Classic Series is the Backbone of the Heart of the Carolinas

For the Heart of the Carolinas, the Training Three-Day, Novice Three-Day and Beginner Novice Three-Day are just more divisions – they are the heart of the competition. 

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Mar 27, 2017 Future Event Horse

Young Horse Divisions Added to 2017 Heart of the Carolinas Event

USEA Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse divisions have been added to the 2017 Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm May 3-7.

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Mar 15, 2017 Competitions

Heart of the Carolinas Assembles New Course Design and Build Team

The Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is pleased to welcome a new design and build team for the May 4-7, 2017 competition at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, SC.

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Feb 15, 2017 Competitions

Carolina Horse Park and Southern 8ths Farm Welcome Back the Carolina Eventing Challenge

The Carolina Horse Park and Southern 8ths Farm event organizers are pleased to announce that the Carolina Eventing Challenge (CEC) will return for the 2017 spring competition season

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Jun 03, 2016 Classic Series

Heart of the Carolinas 2016: Education, Horsemanship and Big Dreams Made This the Best Year Yet

The sixth annual Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials featured new divisions, exceptional clinicians and revealed long-term plans for the Southern 8ths Farm property in Chesterfield, SC where the event takes place. Farm owner Brad Turley proclaimed 2016 to be the event’s “best year yet.”

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May 27, 2016 Competitions

It Takes A Village: Introducing Coaching Allowed Division at Southern Eighths

The Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, S.C. was the first horse trials in the country to offer the newly developed Coaching Allowed Division (CAT) at its May horse trials. 

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May 06, 2016 Classic Series

Watch the Heart of the Carolinas LIVE This Weekend

The Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, S.C. is live streaming all three phases of the 2016 long-format competition with color commentary from clinician Sally O'Connor and announcer Charles Pinnell.

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