Aug 08, 2019

Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day Road to the Three-Day Challenge

By Chris Arthur - Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day Committee
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day is fortunate to be supported by a group of organizers in Area II who believe firmly in the importance of the Classic Series. Together with the Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ) Horse Trials, Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials, Surefire Horse Trials, and Morven Park Horse Trials, we are pleased to announce the 2019 Road to the Three-Day Challenge.

The Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day Event is a formative experience for young riders, amateurs, and professionals alike, and back for 2019 as the lead clinician will be international eventing competitor, coach, and FEI Official Eric Smiley. Waredaca Classic Series competitors are treated to three days filled with instruction, insight, and inspiration.

The Road to the Three-Day is paved with preparation, and these five events offer an ideal path to success at the Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day:

  • Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials | July 26-28, 2019
  • Waredaca Horse Trials | August 17-18, 2019
  • Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials | September 7-8, 2019
  • Surefire Farm Horse Trials | September 28-29, 2019
  • Morven Park Horse Trials | October 4-6, 2019

To be eligible for the Challenge*, competitors must complete a minimum of two of the five events in addition to the Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day. Points will be awarded according to placing with first place worth 10 points, second place eight, third place seven, fourth place six, fifth place five, and sixth place four. Completion of an event that meets the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) will be awarded three points. Points for the Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day will be doubled in value.

Winners will be awarded a cooler, generously donated by RideSafe, as well as free entry to all five participating events in 2020. A winner will be named at each of the levels offered at the Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day: Novice, Training, and Preliminary.

*The USEA has Classic Series qualifications for each level offered in the series. Completion of the Road to the Three-Day Challenge does not, by default, qualify you for the Classic Series Three-Day. Qualification requirements can be found on the Waredaca Classic Series Three-Day website.

Oct 14, 2019 Competitions

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Tests New Olympic Format at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the highest placed combination of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands hosted at the Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L in Enschede, the Netherlands, earning a final score of 31.9 for 11th place out of a competitive field of 97 starters. The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, comprised of Tamie Smith, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Jennie Brannigan and reserve Matt Flynn, was led under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander.

Oct 14, 2019 Technical Merit

Otter Creek Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards Go to Stroh and Poulos

Mya Poulos and Vanessa Stroh were the junior and adult amateur recipient of the award at the Otter Creek Farm Fall Horse Trials, September 13-15, 2019, which hosted the Area IV leg of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award takes place in each of the 10 USEA Areas and rewards one junior and one adult amateur riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.

Oct 14, 2019 Convention

Two Months Until Boston! New Announcements for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is only two months away! Multiple keynote speakers, three-day eventing inspired films, and a 60th anniversary celebration – the schedule is packed with special highlights that will make this year unforgettable. The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is on Dec. 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Oct 13, 2019 Eventing News

Germany Wins FEI Eventing Nations Cup Boekelo, Sweden Takes Series Title, and Swiss Book Ticket to Tokyo

In the thrilling finale to the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 series at Boekelo, The Netherlands today, Team Germany posted their fourth win of the season while league leaders Sweden held on to take the series title. However, some of the biggest smiles were on Swiss faces when they pulled Olympic qualification out of the bag.

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