Mar 27, 2017

Young Horse Divisions Added to 2017 Heart of the Carolinas Event

USEA Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse divisions have been added to the 2017 Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm May 3-7.

The FEH/YEH competition will take place on Thursday, May 4. The divisions include YEH-4yo, YEH-5yo, FEH-yearling, FEH-2yo, FEH-3yo and the new FEH-4yo. This event will count as a qualifier for the 2017 FEH/YEH Championships.

YEH 4 and 5-year-olds may also enter the horse trials which begins on Friday, May 5.

All YEH/FEH owners, riders and handlers are welcome to audit the three-day educational sessions taught by our excellent clinicians and officials such as the jog and dressage demonstrations, ten-minute/vet box discussions and cross country course walks.

The HOTC organizing committee is dedicated to horse and rider education and adding the young horse divisions to the schedule seemed a logical way to bring the concept full circle. The USEA’s YEH and FEH programs were created to identify talented event horses for the future, but many breeders and owners have also found that their youngsters benefit from the exposure to a competition atmosphere and everything that goes along with show prep and travel.

Southern 8ths will also host a standalone YEH/FEH competition offering the same divisions on Sunday, August 19, 2017 as an additional Championships qualifier and a fundraiser for the 2018 Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day.

Learn more about the USEA Young Horse programs at this link and click here to view the HOTC Omnibus listing.

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Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Hurry Up and Wait

Perhaps some of the most troubling, yet common words you’ll ever hear before any class, clinic, or competition are: “sorry folks, we seem to have a delay on course.” You’re perfectly prepared and are ready to perform only to have it all thrown out the wait window. You’ve warmed-up well, arrived at the arena on time and peaked - only to be told to hurry up and wait! Thankfully, you have a plan prepared for this very possibility: your Delay Plan.

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Call for Media Credentials and Private Photographer Applications at the 2022 USEA AEC

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I grew up in Denmark and am a mature rider who was a very active horse person from the age of four and into my early 20s. I did not really ride for 30 years after that, but I am now on the road to the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) at Rebecca Farm!

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A Tumultuous Off Season: Lois James Doesn’t Let a Looming Illness Rob Her Love of the Sport

Anyone who has ever met Lois James would say, “She’s ride or die.” No exaggeration necessary, James is truly the epitome of that expression—cheering on someone who she met two minutes ago at an event, clapping when a friend completes a course (despite what their round looked like), and sharing her infectious positivity with her local eventing community and beyond. But “ride or die” took on a whole new meaning when James found herself in diagnosis limbo after a persistent pain in her side brought new fears to light.

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