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:
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.
Ninety percent of training a horse is getting the horse to understand exactly what you want them to do. In general, horses are generous and willing creatures who want to please us; very seldom do they behave badly on purpose. Horses don’t come out and say, ‘Let’s make Mom’s (or Dad’s) life miserable today by going as poorly as possible - most prefer to do the right thing, as long as they know what that is.
Regardless of the level at which a horse is competing, its veterinary team is at the forefront of most decisions regarding its career and well-being. Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has been working with equine athletes for over two decades. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2001, she worked in private practice with a focus on sports medicine and pre-purchase exams until joining Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Field Service team in 2013. Situated in the heart of Area II’s eventing scene, the team provides ambulatory services to the surrounding area, which is home to multiple Olympians.
US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created position of Chief of Sport beginning October 3, 2022.
Aspen Farms in Yelm, Washington was host to this year’s USEA Area VII Championships on September 16-18 and put on a spectacular show where 10 horse and rider pairs celebrated victory by being awarded the title of Area VII Champion in their respective divisions. Hear about each pair’s weekend below.