The first day of competition at The Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event was a busy one, with more than 100 horse-and-rider combinations taking to the dressage arena in the CCI1*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and The Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship.
Will Coleman (Gordonsville, Va.) and Chin Tonic, a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Chin Champ x Wildera) owned by Hyperion Stud, LLC, were the first four-star entry in the ring, and the pair immediately posted the score to beat. Their 26.0 was untouchable for the remainder of the day, putting them at the top of the leaderboard for the National Championship.
Woods Baughman (Lexington, Ky.) and C’est La Vie 135, the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Contendro I x Annette) he owns with his parents, Kim and James Baughman, currently stand in second with a 29.4. That score puts Baughman just half a penalty point ahead of his trainer, Sharon White (Summit Point, W.Va.), who currently sits in third place with Claus 63, her own 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Catoo x Tina II).
The Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge – East Coast Finals brought 44 horse-and-rider pairs to compete across the CCI1*-L, CCI2*-L, and CCI3*-L divisions. Athletes have come to Tryon from nearly every USEA Area and Canada with teams and individuals competing for championship titles.
In the CCI1*-L division, Ella Braundel (Clayton, N.C.) and Categorically Cooley, her own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, currently have the leading score for the Area II team, with a 30.5. Ayden Schain (Bradford, Vt.) leads the CCI2*-L division after posting an impressive 26.3 with Dawn Barclay’s 8-year-old Zangersheide gelding Fernhill Hole Shot for the combined Area I/Area V team. In the CCI3*-L, it was Elizabeth Bortuzzo (Pittstown, N.J.) and John A. Witte’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Belongs to Teufer, leading the way with a 28.8 for the combined Area II/Area III/Area VIII team.
Competition resumes on Friday with the remaining dressage rides starting at 8:00 a.m. EST.
How to Watch
Tune in to the live stream from The Dutta Corp Tryon International Three-Day Event on USEF Network now through Sunday, Nov. 14.
This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.