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On a new weekend this year, the CHC International at Chattahoochee Hills is the fifth qualifier of the 2016 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series, which cumulates to a final at the American Eventing Championships (AEC) in Tryon, Nc this September. Chattahoochee Hills is hosting CIC3* and Advanced divisions, as well as an Advanced Combined Test at this beautiful Fairburn, Ga venue. These divisions finished up dressage and show jumping today before they tackle Hugh Lochore’s cross-country tomorrow.
A small but mighty event, CHC International at Chattahoochee Hills at kicks off tomorrow with the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and Advanced divisions. The weather at this Fairburn, Ga venue looked suspect this afternoon, but cleared quickly with sunny 80 degree days predicted for remainder of the competition.
Ruth Sawin’s Pine Hill eventing facility is mastering the art of successful engineering of a small 120-entry horse trials, no less than seven times a year. With the help of a talented, dedicated volunteer and paid staff, this gallant little facility, deep in the rural pine forest of south central Texas (near Bellville), keeps two USEA recognized and five unrecognized horse trials chugging onward annually. Pine Hill has kept this focus on eventing since the late Phil Sawin began the unrecognized horse trials in 1979, and added the recognized horse trials in 1985.
Collegiate eventing teams have been popping up all over the country since the USEA created the Intercollegiate Eventing Program. One of the newest teams to form lives in College Station, Tx at Texas A&M University.
Texas A&M is a land grant college founded in 1871. It started as an all men’s military school and remained that way until the 1960’s when participation in the corps of cadets was made voluntary and the first women were admitted as students. It is now the largest school in the state of Texas with a student body of almost 60,000 but the traditions still survive from its days as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
The anticipation is over. The finalists in the 2016 American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards (EMA) have been named today. “This is a big day for the 65 AHP members who now know that they placed in the top five of one or more of 64 classes,” says Chris Brune, AHP Executive Director.
Held since 1974, the AHP annual contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing. This year’s contest for material published in 2015 drew entries from 98 members and 770 total entries.
On this show this week, Andrew Temkin continues our series with Technical Delegates on the best practices for avoiding elimination at an event, and we learn more about Benita Strini in our Leaderboard Profile series.
Willow Draw’s first USEA recognized horse trials on May 28th, the Willow Draw Charity Horse Show, expects to donate over $10,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Carsten Meyer has designed an inviting cross-country course to welcome eventers for levels Starter through Training.
Benton, LA - Area V will play host to the second in a series of at least 11 town hall meetings being hosted around the country in 2016. The town hall will be held on Saturday April 23rd at 5 pm. The town hall meetings are a continuation of the Eventing 2016-2026 Summit which was held at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Those in attendance will be invited to discuss the issues facing the sport and their recommendations on how the USEA can address them. Members of the USEA Board of Governors, USEA staff and local leadership will be present to listen and take notes on the input provided.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
Lexington, KY - April 15, 2016 - Defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Michael Jung of Germany heads an impressive list of entries for the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover. Known as the "Best Weekend All Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 28-May 1.
The starting field features 71 riders from nine countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand and USA, with some riders entered with up to three horses. Joining Jung are some of eventing's most famous names including Sir Mark Todd and Blyth Tait of New Zealand and U.S. Olympic veterans Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Kim Severson and Will Coleman.
Area II is an undeniable hotspot for US eventing. Within Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, there is a collection of talented professionals, beautiful farms, and quality events all within a few hours proximity of one another. Where you find such amazing amenities, you also find young riders. And dead smack in the heart of Area II you’ll find the University of Maryland. Located just northeast of DC, the College Park campus crawls with just over 27,000 undergraduate students seeking an education from one of the top state schools in the country.