Jul 23, 2017

The USEA Classic Series at Rebecca Farm Provides Education to Competitors

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
Novice Three-Day winner, Mauri Anderson and Releve. USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

The USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event divisions wrapped up with show jumping today at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. The USEA Classic Series offers competitors the opportunity to compete in the traditional long-format of three-day-eventing, and The Event at Rebecca Farm hosts Novice and Training Three-Day divisions, allowing a unique experience for competitors.

The Novice Three-Day division held an overnight tie for first place between Lilly Linder and her 14-year-old American Warmblood mare Pele, and Mauri Anderson and her 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, Releve’. Both pairs jumped double clear today, ending on their impressive dressage scores of 26.8. In the event of a tie after the final phase, the winner is decided by the one who ran closest to optimum time on cross-country, and in this weekend’s case, Mauri Anderson and Pele came out as Champions due to their closer time on course.


Training Three-Day A winners, Coreena Koschewski and After Dark. USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

Training Three-Day A overnight leaders Isabella Gunningham and her and Lisa Gunningham’s Holsteiner gelding Leroy (Lucio Silla x Hetty) took one rail down in show jumping, knocking them down to fourth place. Coreena Koschewski and her 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding After Dark (Magic Moonshine x Snip) were just 0.1 points behind Gunningham overnight, so they moved up to take home the win after jumping double clear today.


Training Three-Day B winner, Jordan Lindstedt and Staccato. USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

In the Training Three-Day B division, Jordan Lindstedt and Janine Jaro’s 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding Staccato (Stakkato x Certosa) led from start to finish. After completing cross-country on their impressive dressage score of 23.4, they had room to take down one rail and still take the lead over Kelly Pugh and Partly Cloudy CF (Palladio x Ruthie Dear) in the show jumping today. Lindstedt did take down one rail, but still came out Champion by 0.5 over Pugh Jennifer Bardsley’s 6-year-old Oldenburg mare Partly Cloudy CF, despite their double clear round.

“I’ve never done a Training Level Three-Day,” explained Lindstedt. “This was my first time with [Staccato] and although he’s 8-years-old this year, he’s still quite green, and I thought the Training Three-Day was great for him. The roads and tracks took the edge off and got his spooks and quarks out, and then the steeplechase made him strong and forward, and then back to the roads and tracks helped him settle back, and by the time we started cross-country, he was really on his game. The whole experience of the Training Three-Day was very beneficial, and I was looking for this to be an educational experience to help him and get him to be a bit more bold and keen in taking me down to fences. This was a nice test, and now he feels better prepared to go out and potentially move up to Preliminary.”

For all Training Three-Day A Scores, go here.

For all Training Three-Day B Scores, go here.

For all Novice Three-Day Scores, go here.

About the USEA Classic Series

The thrill of the 'chase lives on for those who want to experience the unforgettable rush of the classic long format three-day event!

Long-format events from the Beginner Novice to Preliminary levels are still a reality with the USEA Classic Series and include roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country on "endurance day," as well as horse inspections. Educational activities are offered at the Classic Series Events. View the 2017 USEA Classic Series Schedule below to see where and when you can compete!

2017 USEA Classic Series Schedule

Preliminary Three-Day Events

Hagyard Midsouth | Oct 18-22, 2017 | Lexington, KY (Area 8)

Training Three-Day Events

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-7, 2017 | Chesterfield, SC (Area 3)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | June 1-4, 2017 | Edinburgh, IN (Area 8)

Coconino | July 13-16, 2017 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area 10)

Event at Rebecca Farm | July 19-23, 2017 | Kalispell, MT (Area 7)

Colorado Horse Park | Aug 12-13, 2017 | Parker, CO (Area 9)

Hagyard Midsouth | Oct 18-22, 2017 | Lexington, KY (Area 8)

Waredaca | Oct 19-22, 2017 | Laytonsville, MD (Area 2)

Galway Downs | Nov 2-5, 2017 | Temecula, CA (Area 6)

Novice Three-Day Events

Fresno County H.T, | Apr 28-30, 2017 | Fresno, CA (Area 6)

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-7, 2017 | Chesterfield, SC (Area 3)

Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) | June 1-4, 2017 | Edinburgh, IN (Area 8)

Coconino | July 13-16, 2017 | Flagstaff, AZ (Area 10)

Event at Rebecca Farm | July 19-23, 2017 | Kalispell, MT (Area 7)

Colorado Horse Park | Aug 12-13, 2017 | Parker, CO (Area 9)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2017 | Spokane, WA (area 7)

Waredaca | Oct 19-22, 2017 | Laytonsville, MD (Area 2)

Beginner Novice Three-Day Events

Heart of the Carolinas | May 3-7, 2017 | Chesterfield, SC (area 3)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm | Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2017 | Spokane, WA (area 7)

For more information about the Classic Series, please contact Kate Lokey, (703) 779-9897.

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