Temecula, CA: Nov. 4, 2018: Competing at Galway Downs, a venue whose motto is “a legend reborn,” James Alliston is a living legend in no need of rebirth. The Northern California-based Brit logged yet another international win with his victory in the CCI2* aboard the Palomino Swedish Warmblood mare, Pandora. Already dubbed “the little legend,” the diminutive mare with a big jump and a tall rider was one of few to jump clear over Marc Donovan’s show jumping track. In doing so, the pair improved from second-standing they’d maintained since dressage.
Lexington, Va. – On the final day of the Virginia Horse Trials, Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly jumped a clear round in the third and final phase of the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship to claim the title. In the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship, it was Isabel Finemore and Rutherglen that emerged victorious, also jumping clear to become national champions.
Lexington, Va. – American combinations Sharon White and Kelsey Ann Quinn masterfully tackled John Michael Durr’s cross-country course on Saturday at the Virginia Horse Trials. White and Masterel pulled ahead to capture the lead in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship, while Quinn and Dandy Longlegs maintained their lead in the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship.
The USEA Young Event Horse Championships showcase some of the best and brightest young eventing talent on four legs. But what about the two-legged competitors? Riders in the Young Event Horse classes tend to be adult professionals looking for a platform to expose their up-and-coming youngsters, helping them gain experience in a competitive atmosphere. It is much less common to see junior or young riders competing in these divisions.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Eventing USA magazine.
Equestrian sports are undoubtedly one of the more expensive professions or hobbies that one can choose to participate in, but contrary to the popular belief of those in the “non-horse” world, that certainly doesn't mean everyone who rides is dripping in money. There are many ways to make it work. All of these depend on what you are willing to sacrifice and how badly you want it – the success . . . the thrill . . . the level.
November 2, 2018, Temecula, Calif.: Galway Downs CCI2* leader Jess Hargrave had a good look at Saturday’s cross-country course after a division-winning dressage test Thursday. “It’s big!” she acknowledged. “With a lot of combinations early on. So, this is not going to be a dressage competition!”
Nonetheless, she was thrilled about leading the two-star pack, especially having done so on a horse, Regenmann, once dismissed as “too spooky to be a pure dressage horse: he kept spooking people off.” She and the Trakehner’s 27.10 score from judges Mark Weissbecker and Bea di Grazia proved that her patient work has paid off, and it sits them pretty for Saturday’s cross-country designed by Jay Hambley and Bert Wood.
Lexington, Va. - A three-way tie for second overall, and first in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championships at the Virginia Horse Trials between Ariel Grald with Monbeg Game Face, Sharon White with Highlife’s Je T’aime, and Colleen Rutledge with C Me Fly, sets the pace after dressage.
The official start of the 2019 competition season is less than a month away, and that means it's time to take a look at the changes to the USEF Rules For Eventing for the upcoming year. The following changes, marked in bold italic text, will take effect on December 1, 2018. All USEA members are expected to be familiar with all USEF General Rules and USEF Rules for Eventing.
USEF Rules for Eventing
Championship season is upon us, and this week we're speaking with the winners from the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Coast 5-year-old Championships.
Lexington, Va. – Competitors have arrived at the Virginia Horse Center for the Virginia Horse Trials, home to the USEF CCI1* and USEF CCI1*-JR/YR National Championships this weekend. The championships, at their new home at the Virginia CCI/CIC Horse Trials, will feature 62 horses in the CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR divisions. These horses were presented for the first horse inspection on Thursday.
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The Loudoun Hunt Pony Club (LHPC) Horse Trials take place twice a year in Leesburg, Virginia (Area II), offering Beginner Novice through Intermediate at Morven Park in the spring and Introductory through Intermediate at Oatlands Plantation in the fall.