The Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) is pleased to announce the addition of a CCI3*- L at the VHT International May 27-30, 2021, pending USEF and FEI approval.
Due to the current COVID-19 related travel restrictions between the United States and Canada, the addition of a CCI3*-L at VHT has been presented as an alternative to Bromont International in Quebec following requests by riders and the USEF.
“The pandemic has presented many challenges for the sport, and crossing the border between the United States and Canada with horses is unfortunately one of them,” said VHT Organizer Andy Bowles. “We received requests from riders and from the federation to add the level, so we are happy to include the CCI3*-L on our division roster at the Memorial Day weekend event.”
VHT will host the following divisions at the May event: CCI3*-L (pending approval), CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI1*-L, Advanced/Intermediate, Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice, Starter, Young Event Horse-5, and Young Event Horse-4. The venue is also host of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to have renewed our partnership with Equilume for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Equilume will join once more as a Bronze Level Sponsor and will provide four gift certificates for an Equilume Cashel Light Mask. The four gift certificates will be awarded to the Champions of the Advanced Final, the Preliminary Amateur, the Junior Young Rider Preliminary, and the Training Amateur divisions. This year’s AEC will be held August 30-September 4 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana.
There are so many things to love about the USEA Classic Series: the way the conditioning and preparation strengthens your bond with your horse, the educational opportunities to enhance your skills as a rider, and, of course, your chance to experience the rush of the classic long format three-day event. There are eight Classic Series events taking place across the U.S. in the 2022 season and they are a great goal for many horse and rider pairs to work towards. Featuring the traditional long-format phases of roads and tracks and steeplechase in addition to the three regular phases of a horse trial, a USEA Classic Series event puts partnerships to the ultimate test. For riders who have already ticked off completing a long-format event from their bucket list, looking back on the thrill of steeplechase before heading out on cross-country often comes with fond memories. Check out what these USEA riders had to say about their favorite steeplechase moments!
After traveling the world last year and campaigning on the East Coast to start this year, Julianne Guariglia’s 11-year-old Argentine Sport Horse mare Solaguayre California (Casparo x Solaguayre Calandria) returned to competition in the home state of her rider, Tamie Smith, to win the Advanced level at the Twin Rivers Summer Horse Trials held over Fourth of July Weekend in Paso Robles, California.
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