The Pine Top Farm Horse Trials are held four times yearly: twice in February, once in March, and once in November. The Pine Top Intermediate Horse Trials in February, Spring Horse Trials in March, and Thanksgiving Horse Trials in November all offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate while the Advanced Horse Trials in February offers Novice through Advanced levels.
The first of 10 Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions took place February 21-24 at the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia. Over the course of the year, the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award will be presented at one event in each of the 10 USEA Areas, rewarding riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award exists to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country technique. At events around the country, training level riders are judged against set criteria which includes gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position and general impressions.
As many Eventers are enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers today, some Area III members are packing up their trailers and headed to Pine Top Farm for their annual Thanksgiving Horse Trial. This Event will be the last USEA recognized show of the year, and it boasts a unique holiday atmosphere.
In order to provide an additional Olympic qualifier prior to the early March cutoff date, the Feb. 26-28, 2016, Pine Top Advanced/CIC**/ CIC* event will now include a CIC*** division.
In preparation for predicted winter weather, Pine Top Farm has adjusted its event schedule to accommodate for unusually harsh temperatures which are expected to dip into the lower teens on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Thomson, GA - Now hosting CIC2* and CIC1* divisions sanctioned by Fédération Équestre Internationale(FEI), Pine Top Farm will add cash prize money to its list of awards at the Advanced Horse Trials on February 21-23, 2014.
Thomson, GA - There is a schedule change for all CIC* and CIC** competitors. In-barn inspections will now begin at 7:30am on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the small show jumping arena near dressage. Competitors must complete in-barn inspections before CIC* and CIC** dressage begins at 12:30pm on Friday, February 21.
With the 2008 Adequan USEA Gold Cup season nearly upon us, let's reflect back on last week's event at Pine Top Horse Trials to see who's looking sharp and ready to roll this year. Everyone's favorite chestnut gelding (no, not the wee pony, the bigger one!) Dobbin and his amateur owner/rider Corinne Ashton (who holds dual citizenship in Scotland, interestingly enough...who knew?) have been spot on so far this year, winning one of the three Advanced divisions with a tasty little score of 27.3.