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This weekend’s Red Hills CIC3* in Tallahassee, Florida marks the beginning of the 2012 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. This year riders will compete at seven designated Adequan USEA Gold Cup Events for their chance to be named keeper of the cup and become $20,000 richer.
Twenty-five riders are entered in the Red Hills CIC3* division including last year’s winners, Allison Springer and Arthur, who are out to hold onto their title and get a head start on the Gold Cup leaderboard for the year. The entry list also includes two past Gold Cup Series Champions, Phillip Dutton who earned the title in 2005 and Karen O’Connor who was the Intermediate Series Champion in 2004.
After the inaugural event at Red Hills, the Gold Cup heads across the country to the Galway Downs Horse Trials in Temecula, California on March 31 where the CIC3* will serve as the designated Gold Cup division. The following weekend the Gold Cup heads back to the east coast where riders in the Advanced Division-B at The Fork Horse Trials in Norwood, North Carolina will have their chance to take home points for a top spot on the Gold Cup leaderboard. Twenty riders are already entered in the Gold Cup Division and the competition looks to be fierce.
Twin Rivers CIC3* in Paso Robles, California will round out the spring Gold Cup Series with The Event at Rebecca Farm CIC3* and Richland Park CIC3* taking place this summer before the grand finale at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships Advanced Division.
About The Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series
Now in its ninth year, the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series is an exciting format of competition and entertainment for U.S. Eventing, encompassing seven of the top eventing competitions from around the U.S. where the best of the best vie for prize money, trophies, and the title of Gold Cup Champion.
Winners of each of the seven Gold Cup events across the country take home a trailer-load of prizes for their achievements. Winners receive an Adequan USEA Gold Cup Trophy, $500 in prize money, 7-dose box of Adequan, $200 Point Two Gift Certificate, and $500 worth of Nunn Finer Products. Second place finishers also take home a 7-dose box of Adequan and a $100 Point Two Gift Certificate.
The overall Adequan USEA Gold Cup winner will receive a hefty check for $20,000, an official Gold Cup Champion Jacket, and a huge trophy at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. The Reserve Champion receives $1,500 worh of Nunn Finer Products and a Gold Cup Reserve Champion Jacket.
Interesting in sponsoring the Gold Cup? Contact Leslie Mintz.