Dubbed a “one rail horse at CICs” yesterday by jockey Clark Montgomery, Loughan Glen cleared his name today delivering a double clear show jump round to snatch the lead of the three-star division at the Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials.
“He felt super. He was really energetic and full of pop,” Montgomery said of the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Limerick x Tattymacall Mustard) owned by himself, Jessica Montgomery, Katheryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker. “He jumped good on the grass. He’s used to the grass because of England, so that was no problem.”
No one was surprised to see Allison Springer and the Arthur Syndicate’s Arthur end the day squarely atop the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* standings after the first phase of competition at the Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials. Defending champions, the pair handily earned 40.7 penalty points from judges Christina Klingspor (SWE) and Robert Stevenson (USA), a three-point improvement from their winning test in 2016.
With a smile, Springer fondly refers to Arthur as the, “longest steady thing in my life,” and together they are one of the most experienced pairs in the group, having completed 37 FEI events together since their international debut at the one-star level in 2005.
It has been a blustery start to the $65,000 Cloud 11/Gavilan North Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials as wind whipped around the dressage arenas today, giving the first Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* competitors an extra challenge on the flat. Ladies landed the top three spots after day one with Jennie Brannigan in first (41.50), Hannah Sue Burnett in second (43.10) and Caroline Martin in third (44.30).
The spring season is now in full swing after Hannah Sue Burnett and Selena O’Hanlon snapped up Adequan USEA Gold Cup wins two weeks ago at Red Hills International Horse Trials. Next up on the calendar is the Cloud Eleven-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC & HT. In addition to the CIC3* and Advanced Gold Cup divisions, the Southern Pines, N.C. venue will also host Training through Intermediate levels alongside the other one- and two-star international levels.
The Winona Horse Trials (Area VIII) is pleased to announce the addition of the Future Event Horse classes. Whether you're looking to qualify for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships or you simply want to get your youngsters out and about, this is the show for you. The classes are for yearlings, 2- and 3-year-olds and the NEW class for 4-year-olds which will include an undersaddle portion. Classes will begin at approximately at 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 12th.
In addition, there will also be an Intercollegiate Team Challenge.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is currently searching for qualified applicants for the position of Communications Assistant at the Association’s headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Media or a related field are asked to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the equestrian sport of eventing, creating and executing a media plan for web and social media, managing a content management system for a website, photography skills and the ability to write and develop high quality news articles. Due to the relatively small staff size of the Association, this position requires a team player who is willing to pitch in with a variety of tasks as necessary.
With just a hair over two months to go until the second annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship, schools up and down the east coast (and farther!) are buzzing with excitement. Held again at the Virginia Horse Trials May 25-28, Event Organizer Andy Bowles joins us on the podcast to share all the details of the championship and give us a preview of all the excitement the VHT team has planned. Listen to hear what’s in store and who is coming!
Is your team planning to compete at the championship? Schools must be affiliated with the USEA. Click here to see if your school’s affiliate membership is up to date.
The warm up at a competition can often feel overwhelming. With horses circling, steward’s calling, and adrenaline pumping, it can be hard recalling all the proper etiquette, so it’s best to review before you head to the show! Following these guidelines can help the competition run more smoothly and safely for everyone.
Area V is the first in 2017 to host a Town Hall Meeting! Come share your opinions and suggestions on the issues facing our sport. Town hall meetings are be free and open to all with a stake in U.S. Eventing. This Area V Town Hall is to be held at the Texas Rose Horse Park HT on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the indoor arena 90 minutes prior to the competitor’s party. Please check the weekend of for an exact time.
Area V Town Hall
Texas Rose Horse Park HT – Indoor Arena
The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award exists to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country technique. At events around the country, training level riders are judged against set criteria which includes gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position and general impressions. Judges, who must be either Level III or IV ICP certified, USEF Licensed Eventing Officials or USET Senior Team Riders, reward the top riders who excel at these skills.
The first award was given last month at Pine Top Farm’s Advanced Horse Trial in Thomson, Ga where Katie Mays and Margot Luria were recognized for their demonstration of effective and safe cross-country riding.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
You might think you ride at a stables, barn or equestrian center - but you’d only be half right - because in fact, you ride at your happy place.
You have to agree that when you arrive at the barn you arrive at a place that's more than just fences, paddocks and arenas... it really is your happy place. The place that you go to when you need a little positive distraction from the craziness of your crazy world. Unlike other sport venues, however, your happy place isn't defined by the venue itself; but by the relationship with your trainers, peers, and horses found there.