This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in Eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years. While it is simple matter of tabulating points earned in a competition to arrive at horse and rider awards, it is a very different proposition when it comes to the non-rider awards; these awards require nominations from our members.
Young Riders from across the country have flocked to Parker, Colo. for the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gothan North (NAJYRC). Competition kicked off yesterday as the Canadians took the early team lead for the CICY2*, and the CH-J* riders will have their turn in the sandbox today.
James Atkinson is the course designer this weekend, and he’s definitely laid out a championship-caliber track. An advanced level rider himself, Atkinson is also known for courses at Copper Meadows and Twin Rivers Ranch.
The four teams fighting for a chance to earn the gold medal at the inaugural Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) CICY2* took their turns in the dressage arena today at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. When the dust settled, it was the Canadian Team (combined Alberta and Ontario) who are sitting at the top of the leaderboard although Area III/IV are nipping on their heels with less than three points difference.
The Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials have become a staple event in Area II where competitors flock to enjoy smart courses at Bittersweet Field. Founded by Austin Kiplinger and other Montgomery County, Maryland families in 1961, Seneca has been organizing annual horse trials since the mid-1980’s. After Mr. Kiplinger was able to obtain additional acreage for use by the club, Seneca ran their first recognized horse trials at Bittersweet in 1989, and has steadily grown since, eventually adding Preliminary and Intermediate divisions.
The eventing portion of the 2016 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) kicked off on Wednesday at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. with the first horse inspection. All presented pairs were accepted and 59 horses and riders from nine CH-J* and four CICY2* teams will move on to the dressage.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to welcome back Dubarry of Ireland as a sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC). As a Bronze Level sponsor, Dubarry will be providing prizes for competitors at the AEC which will be held September 1-4, 2016 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
“We are thrilled to once again be associated with the American Eventing Championships which gives us an amazing opportunity to support the eventing community at a competition that celebrates athletes at all levels,” said Danny Hulse, general manager of Dubarry of Ireland.
The Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) begins this week at the Colorado Horse Park. Young riders from around the country have traveled the Parker, Colo. for their chance to earn gold for their respective areas. Because of the number of entries, riders from each area were combined into teams based on a random draw. Meet the two-star teams:
Clara Cargile and White Indian for Area V/IX. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
Area V & IX
The Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) begins this week at the Colorado Horse Park. Young riders from around the country have traveled the Parker, Colo. for their chance to earn gold for their respective areas. Meet the one-star teams:
Today the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) released the names of athletes selected for the 2016 Eventing High Performance Fall Eventing Training List. These riders will participate in sessions with U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor with session locations and dates to be announced at a later time.
World Class List:
Hannah Sue Burnett (Middleburg, Va.)
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.)
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.)
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.)
Clark Montgomery (Tetbury, England)
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.)
KALISPELL, Mont. - Show jumping wrapped up a great weekend of competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm. International levels navigated Chris Barnard's track with spectators lining the arena for the exciting finale.
Mackenna Shea had just one rail, finishing on a score of 58.4 aboard her own Landioso to take the blue ribbon in this Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3*. She beat her coach and friend, Tamra Smith who took second. Smith and her mount, Dempsey, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood, had a flawless clear show jumping round, finishing on 58.6. The only other double clear round in the division vaulted Bunnie Sexton and her own Rise Again from eighth place to third to finish on 61.0.
KALISPELL, Mont. - Competitors at tore across Ian Stark's track here at The Event at Rebecca Farm today. In the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* Division, Barb Carbo burned up the course on her own Eveready, a 17 year-old Swedish Warmblood. With a score of 53.9, Crabo was one of only two clear rides within the time for today's CIC3* cross country competition.
"He was just amazing, he was on fire from the moment he left the start box," said Crabo of Eveready. "He just was dragging me around the course, whatever I pointed him at he just went and said 'let's go faster.' It was a blast."
The Event at Rebecca Farm is in full swing is Kalispell, Mont. and the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* competitors as well as the CCI3* competitors look to take on Ian Stark's cross-country today. Check out the beautiful scenery, creatively constructed fences and what riders can expect from this meaty track thanks to this course walk from Ride on Video.