With many of the USEA Classic Series Events taking place in the Fall, the USEA recently asked their social media followers if they had any questions on the USEA Classic Series. Find out the answers to some of their questions below.
What is a USEA Classic Series Event? A USEA Classic Series Event is a long format three-day event offered at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. Every USEA Classic Series Event includes an ‘Endurance Day’ which is made up of roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country. Every USEA Classic Series Event also includes two formal horse inspections. For more information, please visit the USEA Classic Series homepage or read the USEA Classic Series Guidelines.
2. Is there a warm-up before steeplechase?
Many competitors use Phase A (roads and tracks) as their warmup for Phase B (steeplechase) since there is very little time between the two phases. Learn more on what to expect on Endurance day by reading The ABCs of Cross-Country Day at a USEA Classic Series Event or watching the video Learn What to Expect at a USEA Classic Series Event.
3. Can anyone compete in a USEA Classic Series Event?
Yes, if both horse and rider are qualified, then any type of USEA member (junior, adult amateur, professional, etc.) can compete in a USEA Classic Series Event.
4. Where can you find qualifications for a USEA Classic Series Event?
Click here for the USEA Classic Series qualifications.
5. How should you prepare your horse for Endurance Day?
Since more conditioning and fitness work is required for a USEA Classic Series Event, the USEA has published many articles on the USEA website featuring this topic. Below are several helpful resources to guide you in preparing for Endurance Day.
6. How many Modified Three-Day Events are on the 2021 USEA Classic Series calendar?
The Modified Three-Day Event (M3D) was introduced in 2021 and there are two on the 2021 calendar (one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast). Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. in Spokane, Washington will offer a M3D on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021, and Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event in Laytonsville, Maryland will offer a M3D on Oct. 22 – Oct. 24, 2021. The 2021 calendar can be found here.
About the USEA Classic Series
The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long format three-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. Competitors can experience the rush of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross-country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long format three-day event. Riders who compete in a USEA Classic Series event during the year will have the chance to win a variety of prizes at the events from USEA sponsors. Click here to learn more about the USEA Classic Series.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.