Jul 24, 2019

VIDEO: Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Open Forum

By USEA
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

We are bringing you select content from the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on demand in partnership with RNS Video Media, giving you a chance to relive all the action!

Gretchen Butts led the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention where a number of topics were discussed.

  • Plans are in the works to develop a Modified Three-Day division. The committee is in the process of developing qualifications and submitting a rule change proposal.
  • The committee has compiled Classic Series Guidelines and they are now available on the USEA website.
  • The committee discussed the importance of certain educational sessions, including those on steeplechase and vet box, and the possibility of making these sessions mandatory.
  • The qualifications for the Novice Three-Day have been updated. The new qualifications require that horse and rider complete four horse trials at the Novice level or higher with an MER, one of which can have no more than 20 jumping penalties on cross-country. Two must be completed as a combination.
  • The committee is working on developing a video that will help explain the Classic Series Three-Day to those who have not participated in one before.
  • In 2017 the USEA Classic Series saw 1,097 starters and in 2018 saw 1,190.
  • 2018 saw a peak in entries in Novice and Beginner Novice Three-Day divisions.
  • The Training Three-Day had 172 total entries and the Preliminary Three-Day had 11 (consistent with past years – typically low numbers).
  • The Classic Series has a new Title Sponsor: Hylofit.

About the Hylofit USEA Classic Series

The Hylofit 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 Hylofit 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 Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

The USEA would like to thank Hylofit, FLAIR, FITS, SmartPak Equine, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, and Parker Equine Insurance for sponsoring the Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

About Hylofit

Now available to purchase, the Hylofit system hit the marketplace in 2018. The Hylofit system is the only equine wearable to offer in-ride feedback for horse and rider. Hylofit’s state-of-the-art product is designed to maximize communication between horse and rider, improve training results, and promote the overall health and well-being of the horse. Hylofit unique features include real-time feedback, post-ride insights, rider insights, overall well-being of the horse and rider, zone training, sharing features, video features, weather impact features, and more. The Hylofit system that tracks both horse and rider’s heart rate is comprised of four hardware components, an app for iOS or Android, and an optional app for the iWatch.

Hylofit is generously providing a 10 percent discount for Hylofit products to all USEA Classic Series competitors! Hylofit will also provide 11 Hylofit systems to the high scorers of each USEA Classic Series event at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, December 12-15, 2019. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

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