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September 21, 2016

Chattahoochee Hills is excited to announce that our Spring CIC***/**/* will run in conjunction with the established Horse Trials on April 7-9th 2017. We believe this date will give opportunities for both the Horse Trials divisions and Collegiate Challenge competitors to ride on a bigger stage than normal and the CIC divisions to compete and prepare themselves for up-coming CCI outings. 

Edited 9/23, No entry fees will be waived for this event as previously announced. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in the Spring. Click here for the omnibus listing. 

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September 21, 2016

This article is provided through a partnership between the USEA and Athletux.

September 20, 2016

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C., will be the host site for the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) on August 30 – September 3, 2017, and the Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colo. will be the host site for the 2018 AEC.

September 19, 2016

The 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover was one we will definitely never forget! We laughed, we cheered and we celebrated the months and years of hard work that each competitor put in to be there. To celebrate, we would like to know who YOU want on the cover of the upcoming AEC issue of Eventing USA.

Please pick your favorite pair of champions below. You can click each image to enlarge for a closer look. Voting ends Tuesday, September 20 at midnight. Don’t forget to share with your friends!

September 19, 2016

The annual Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are now available! These scholarships, one for Adult Amateurs and one for Young Adults, aim to reward up-and-coming amateur eventers by helping to fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions and private or group instruction. 

September 18, 2016

Former-Aussies Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin rose from the ashes today and proved that you’re never too good to fall off. Both ran into trouble at the same element on their respective two-star mounts and gave spectators a scare. Fortunately, both riders and horses were no worse for the wear, and they returned for Dutton to win the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* with Mr. Candyman and finish third with I’m Sew Ready, and for Martin to come in second with Crackerjack.

September 18, 2016

Paddy the “Second Place Champion” Caddy put all the pieces together this weekend at Plantation Field International Horse Trials with rider Erin Sylvester for a big win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division. This is his first big win at the level, and it’s handily done beating out four-star veterans Mclovin, who finished in second with Ryan Wood, and Steady Eddie, who finished in third with Boyd Martin.

September 17, 2016

Like the CIC3* division before it, the top three in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division also remained unchanged after show jumping today at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy are in the lead followed by Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie in second, and Ryan Wood and McLovin in third.

Frank McEntee’s Paddy the Caddy (Azamore x Slamy) carefully navigated around today’s course adding no points to their dressage score of 29.7. The 9-year-old Irish Thoroughbred finished very pleased with his achievement, sharing a nice big buck with Sylvester. “When he’s feeling pretty good about himself he likes to buck. The cheering just kind of fed it, and then he put on quite a show,” Sylvester laughed.  

September 17, 2016

The top of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* leaderboard remains unchanged after a full day of show jumping at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. Chris Barnard’s track tested horse and rider combinations and rails relocated many on the leaderboard, but Phillip Dutton and Ryan Wood’s expert riding kept them solidly in the top three.  

Dutton extended his dominance over this 36-strong CIC3* division today producing three double clear rounds. “It was a very fair course. I thought it tested all types of training. It was generally a forward riding course, which I like,” Dutton said of today’s course, and no wonder with the success he had. “I’m on a bit of a roll with my show jumping coach. The horses are jumping really well, so I’m trying to keep it going.”

September 16, 2016

Phillip Dutton is primed and ready for a CIC3* takeover in front of his hometown crowd at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. He sits in first and second of this Adequan USEA Gold Cup division after dressage with I’m Sew Ready and Mr. Candyman, respectively.

A catch-ride for Dutton, Kristine & John Norton’s “Jackson” is normally ridden by Kristen Bond, but has returned to Dutton while Bond is pregnant with her second child. Dutton is accustomed to the ride, having competed the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood before, winning the CIC3* together at The Fork International Horse Trials in 2015.

September 16, 2016

The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships, presented by Priefert, are fast approaching with the West Coast Championship taking place next Friday, September 23rd at Twin Rivers in Paso Robles, California. The East Coast Championship will take place Thursday, October 6th at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. The Future Event Horse Championships include an in-hand class for yearlings, two-year-olds, and three-year-olds, with the three-year-olds competing in a free-jump division as well.

September 15, 2016

The University of Kentucky (UK) study is focused on understanding the horse/fence contact and interaction during rotational falls as a means to provide insight into rotational fall prevention and requirements to guide the sport’s course and safety device designers. The team at UK would like to thank the donors to date. Their contributions have enabled our work to progress quickly toward accomplishing this year’s goals. We are very appreciative of the support and keep the donors in mind as we work.



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