Only 60 days remain until the start of the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final, and Adult Team Championships. For some, the trip to Texas may seem like a daunting journey, but we’ve collected some cost- and stress-saving tips from the experts: last year’s travelers!
- Use the USEA Ride Share Listings to find a travel partner and share a trailer. In addition to splitting gas costs, your horse will have a travel buddy and so will you!
Five days of competition came to a close today at The Event at Rebecca Farm with the third and final phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series. Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF and Matthew Brown of Petaluma, California gave a top class performance, completing Richard Jeffery’s show jumping course without a single fault.
The U.S. Land Rover eventing team jumped clear around the cross-country course at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia this morning. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor set the shortened course up to be a series of exercises similar to what competitors may see in Normandy, France at the World Equestrian Games one month from now. Horses and riders finished full of confidence and looking ahead to a promising World Games experience.
Conditions could not have been more perfect for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series CIC3* cross-country at The Event at Rebecca Farm. Organizer Sarah Broussard and her father Jerome provided the horses with the best possible footing and a quality course courtesy of British course designer Ian Stark. The fences, built by one of the best course builders in the world, Bert Wood, were true works of art; most of them were carved out of a solid block of wood with a chain saw and no detail was missed.
The Americans gave an impressive performance in the show jumping phase at the World Equestrian Games Prep Event with eight clear rounds. Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 maintained their lead after producing a double-clear round in front of a charged audience at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia.
“It’s a sensational evening here,” Martin said. “It was a lot of atmosphere and the horses responded well. I was thrilled with [Shamwari]. He came in here and jumped beautiful. I’m feeling confident going into tomorrow.
Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 earned the top dressage score at the World Equestrian Games Preparatory Trials today at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.
On a penalty score of 42.0, Martin and Shamwari 4, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by the Shamwari Syndicate, led the field of American team riders and alternates. Canadian riders Jessica Phoenix and Selena O’Hanlon are also participating.
Five days of exciting competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, Mont.) kicked off on Wednesday with the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition for four-year-olds and five-year-olds.