University of California, Davis (UC Davis) offers many perks for eventers continuing their careers through college or for those who want to try the sport for the first time. With small local shows, nearby cross country courses, and top rated events only a few hours away, there is truly something for everyone. We even have our own derby field and cross-country jumps at the university equestrian center (The EQC as we call it) where most of the team members keep their horses. The EQC has everything an eventer could need, including that derby field, as well as a track, outdoor arenas, hacking space, and a massive indoor. Plus, it’s just a short walk from the UC Davis Veterinary School, the US News & World Report’s #1 ranked veterinary school in the country.
Team members Amanda Blake, Liza Wilkinson and Kenzie Wilkinson. Wendy Blake Photo.
The vet school is home to a top-notch teaching hospital, which has helped numerous team members with their own horses. We all wish nothing ever happened to our equine partners, but we know accidents and emergencies are never totally avoidable, and it has made a huge difference for team members dealing with emergency colics, lameness, or other veterinary issues. Having such a great resource close by helps bring some peace of mind, since we all know how fragile horses can be!
Team Vice President Kendra Mitchell and her own Russian Roulette. Nicole Fava Photo.
As the school year closes (only 5 more weeks!) we look forward to our team shows at Woodland Stallion Station and Woodside Horse Park. If you are going to be at any of these shows, please don’t hesitate to come talk to us! Whether you’re a fellow collegiate eventer at your own school, applying to colleges or thinking about college, team members love to talk about what is that we do, and we are always happy to answer any questions you might have. College is fun, but eventing in college makes it that much better! With such a great support network in the team, balancing school and riding is doable in college.
If you are interested in learning more about the UC Davis Event Team, check out our website at http://www.ucdaviseventing.com/ or like our page on Facebook. We even have an instagram! (@ucdeventing). If you have any questions feel free to message us or send an email to [email protected].
We would also like to thank our sponsors Higby’s Country Feed, Brenda's Tack Warehouse, Kastel, and Revitavet, and our coach, Holly Fox, who make all of this possible for us.
Very few stallions compete at the top level in eventing - let alone at the Olympics. Windfall did just that, winning a team bronze medal under Darren Chiacchia for the USA in Athens in 2004. The fact that Windfall now has not one, but two, sons due themselves to compete for the same country as their sire, the USA, in Tokyo really does make him one in a million.
It's the moment we've all been waiting for, and it's almost here. The eventers are set to take the stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics THIS week, and we're here to help you catch all of the action. Have you been wondering how and when you will be able to watch each phase of the event? You've got questions, and we've got answers!
US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S in Germany, Sept. 15-19, 2021.
The race to Le Lion continues with only three months to go! The 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France, will be held on October 21-24. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L, and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.