Springtime sunshine shone down on the nearly 500 competitors at the Twin Rivers CCI and Horse Trials that took place last weekend in Paso Robles, California. Four days were packed full with everything from FEI divisions for the two-, three-, and four-star level to Future and Young Event Horse classes and Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials. Take a peek through the USEA’s lens!
Interested in finding out how things shook out in the FEI divisions? Click here to read all the USEA’s coverage of the competition!
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.
Pan Am Games team gold medalist Tamra Smith and Mai Baum and five-star pairs Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin headline a strong Advanced field when Twin Rivers begins an exciting season of eventing competition this weekend.