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.

May 13, 2021 Sponsor

FITS Returns to Sponsor AEC, ATC, Intercollegiate, and Classic Series

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

May 13, 2021 Classic Series

Memories from the Vet Box with Kerry Millikin

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.

May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

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