We’ve waited two years, and now the #BestWeekendAllYear has finally arrived - the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. The event kicks off Wednesday with the first veterinary inspections on the High Hope Inspection Lane at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sixty-eight horse-and-rider combinations from around the world have made the trip with hopes of becoming the next LRK3DE champion. It will be Australia’s Clayton Fredericks making the first trek down the coveted centerline with FE Ophelia, in what is set to be only one of two CCI5*-Ls in the western hemisphere this year. Fredricks is a previous Kentucky winner, topping the podium in 2007 with Ben Along Time.
To help you get to know this year’s field of competitors, we’ve collected data on every horse and rider as well as fun facts about the pairs to get you excited for this weekend’s competition. Click to check out the USEA’s 2021 LRK3DE Roster!
Stay tuned Wednesday for the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Fast Facts, which will be packed full of interesting information about the event as well as everything you need to know to follow along.
Virginia Horse Center Eventing, presented by Capital Square, wrapped up on May 28 after a fun-filled weekend of top competition. The Virginia Horse Center welcomed riders of all levels from Olympic to beginner eventers.
The course updates and world class officials made the inaugural VHC Eventing memorable. The entire VHC Eventing management team and the Virginia Horse Center appreciate all who competed at this weekend's event, and we look forward to welcoming you back in November!
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The German Training Scale (GTS) is a system of evaluating and prioritizing the way of going of the horse in work and should be used to determine where you start your daily program. The Familiarization Phase of rhythm and relaxation are followed by the Developing of Propulsion Phase introducing connection and impulsion with straightness and collection in the Development of Carrying Power. The clearer the basics of rhythm, relaxation, and connection are established, the easier impulsion, straightness, and collection can be added.
The USEA Classic Series is going strong thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of event organizers who are committed to the thrill of long-format eventing. Dr. Christel Carlson, M.D. is one of the biggest champions of the program. A former competitor, she continues to contribute countless hours to the USEA as an organizer, judge (R), volunteer, and member of multiple committees. She is the owner of Spokane Sport Horse Farm in Spokane, Washington, which hosts two USEA recognized events each year. The facility’s fall event, which closes out the season in Area VII, includes Classic Three-Day divisions at the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels.