It was a big weekend for eventing at the 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm with 650 competitors in the horse trials and FEI divisions and the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) also taking place during the event. This week, hear from the winners of the NAYC CCIJ* and CICOY2*, McKinsey Wickman and Alexandra Baugh, as well as Tamra Smith, winner of the Rebecca Farm Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3*, and Frankie Thieriot Stutes, who won the CCI3* wire to wire.
Plus, continuing with our World Equestrian Games preview series, Lynn Symansky’s groom Kendyl Tracy comes on the show to talk about her relationship with Donner and what it’s like to have another opportunity to be a groom for the US Team.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce long time sponsor, Nutrena will be returning as a Corporate Sponsor and the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena has shown its support for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) for several years and will be a Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event. The American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena, will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.
“We are glad to be continuing our long-standing relationship with the USEA,” stated Caitlin Gagnon, with Cargill Animal Nutrition. “The partnership we have created continues to strengthen and it’s exciting to think about what we could do together in the future.”
Fire and ice, or in this case ice boots, ice packs, lasers, and magnetic blankets can be seen in the corners of barn aisles, in tack stalls at events, and on fit horses after cross-country. Whether it’s galloping over steeplechase, navigating through roads and tracks, or show jumping on the final day, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series Events involves an elevated level of horse fitness to tackle Endurance Day.
Inavale Farm in Philomath, Oregon (Area VII) hosts one USEA recognized event each year in late June offering Introductory through Intermediate levels. The farm is a full-service boarding and training facility with an active lesson program, youth and adult camps, schooling shows, and combined driving events.
We started the Inavale Horse Trials in 1997. I had shown Morgan horses all my life in arena shows and had one horse who could jump. On a whim, my husband Luigi and I took him to a horse trials, not knowing anything about eventing, and had a great time. We looked around the grounds and naively said, “We could do this at our place!”
One of the most successful cross-country course designers in the country, Tremaine Cooper will be designing every cross-country course for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) 2018 American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Cooper is well known for providing top quality cross-country tracks and can be put in the same category with some of the best, most elite designers in the world including Derek Di Grazia, Mike Etherington-Smith, and Capt. Mark Phillips. His courses can be seen at popular events scattered across the country including The Fork CIC in N.C., Poplar Place Horse Trials in Ga., Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Wash., Morven Park Horse Trials in Va., and Millbrook Advanced Horse Trials in N.Y.
The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive the action as we share videos of the different sessions!
Two United States Eventing Association (USEA) events call Utah their home and Golden Spike Horse Trials is one of them. Golden Spike Horse Trials on June 16-17 in Ogden, Utah hosted Area IX’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award (COTM).
East of the Great Salt Lake and surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains; Ogden, Utah attracts adrenaline junkies, Wild West fanatics, skiers, snowboarders, and three-day event riders. Judged by Wayne Quarles, Andora Tutvedt on Sugar and Spice and Elyssa Stubblefield on A.F. Hermes were the winners of the COTM awards which rewards riders that demonstrate safe, effective, and appropriate cross-country riding.
Andora Tutvedt & Sugar and Spice
The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International Three-Day Event celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, hosting the U.S. Equestrian CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships and the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships when it returns to Fair Hill, Maryland, October 18-21. Located at the pristine Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Fair Hill International awards $50,000 in prize money.
The Road to AEC is a series of articles contributed by our members about their journeys to compete in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds at The Colorad Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 30-September 2, 2018.
I am an eventing trainer and instructor in Fort Collins, Colorado. But, I also do a lot of work with Mustangs, and with other dedicated individuals have also recently started a non-profit group benefiting mustangs on and off the range. I have competed multiple times in the Extreme Mustang Makeover and was a top 10 finalist twice.
The Ocala Jockey Club is excited to announce that the 2017 Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event was honored with the “Small Market Event of the Year” award by the Florida Sports Foundation. The award was presented to the Ocala Jockey Club at the Marion County Board of County Commissioners’ July 17 meeting.
“We are excited to continue welcoming the athletes and their teams to the Horse Capital of the WorldTM for the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event,” said Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant. “Hosting high-quality athletic events such as this one is a great economic driver, and also a wonderful opportunity to introduce our community to visitors from around the world who might be experiencing Marion County for the first time.”
Cooley is a common name among the international eventing community, and one that the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) program has certainly noticed. Cooley Off the Record, now known as Off the Record, made his mark in the reign of Cooley horses with his most recent win at the Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* with William Coleman in the irons. A win proving that he is not a horse for the future but a horse to watch now. Horses like Off the Record can transform into competitive upper level event horses by starting their eventing careers in the USEA’s Young, Future, or New Event Horse Programs.
The overnight leaders in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and the CCI3* divisions clinched onto their standings in show jumping to claim victory. Both winners hail from California and are members of the Next Level Eventing team and came to The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. with their entire families and support systems.
“This is the only event of the year we all bring our families to. This is one of our very favorite events,” stated Tamra Smith, who just clinched the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division. “Next Level Eventing essentially has an entire compound here. We all camp together, and grill out every evening, and we all have our parents, children, in-laws and other loved ones here for this special event.”