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 USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) has initiated a renewed focus on the diverse challenges coaches in various regions of the country may be facing. To this end, the program is in the process of enlisting representatives in each of the 10 USEA areas to help guide the program as warranted for the unique needs of each specific area.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.