For the first time in a number of years, the USEA Area III Championships returned to Poplar Place Farm in Hamilton, Georgia, taking place on the first weekend in June. Competitors from all over the Southeast sighed with relief when unseasonably hot weather broke, and the days were met with little humidity and a refreshing breeze!
The Poplar Place Horse Trials are held four times yearly in Hamilton, Georgia (Area III) in March, May, June, and September, offering Introductory through Intermediate levels. Poplar Place is also the host of the Area III Championships at their June event. Poplar Place is a full-service boarding facility that hosts schooling shows in addition to their USEA recognized events.
The University of Georgia (UGA) has snapped up yet another intercollegiate win, this weekend at the Poplar Place Farm March Horse Trials.
With the start of the spring season comes the resurgence of USEA Intercollegiate Program competitions in 2016. The first of these took place at the Poplar Place Farm March H.T. in Hamilton, Ga. last weekend.
I’ve turned into a real nerd these days, and according to a dear friend I was in dire need of a trip to “the barn.” It didn’t matter which barn, just a barn. So, I grabbed my boots long awaiting a trip through horse poo, bid the boyfriend farewell, and I drove four hours to Poplar Place for the March Horse Trials.