Today would have been the final day of the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships but, due to COVID-19, the Championships, much like many other sporting events around the world, were canceled. Although the Championships didn’t occur this year, memories from last year’s Championships still hold strong with the winning teams. Out of the four years of having a USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, Auburn University has taken home the national title twice (in 2018 and 2019).
In honor of what would have been the fifth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, let’s celebrate the past and learn how the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program has evolved into what it is today. Over the past five years, the program has grown into a national program with unparalleled enthusiasm and it first started in 2014.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19, the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships on May 16-17 at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials are canceled.
The University of Maryland (UMD) Eventing Team began as a small club of about five members in 2016 and is excited to be heading into our fourth year together – each new eventing season brings more members, competitions, and unforgettable memories. We are based out of Tara Equestrian in Sykesville, Maryland under the guidance of our amazing trainer and two-star event rider, Ashley Beheler.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2020. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
This past year the event team at the University of California, Davis celebrated its 10th year as a three-day eventing team!
The Randolph-Macon College Eventing program was established only six years ago by two individuals. Within a few years, it has grown to 16 members who all share the same passion for eventing and their horses. Randolph-Macon College has provided us with a 70-acre state-of-the-art facility where we can achieve our goals under the watchful eye of five-star rider Ashley Adams. The R-MC Eventing program has given us the opportunity to pursue our aspirations in the horse world while also achieving academic success.
At the heart of the bluegrass state sits Transylvania University, one of the top 100 liberal art schools in America and home to Transylvania University’s Eventing Team. Head coach, Tanya Davis, works round the clock at her barn, Three Day Farm, to keep the team in top shape. Transylvania University, fondly known as “Transy,” was founded in 1780, making it the 19th oldest university in the country.
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
This year will mark the fifth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships and it is expected to be the biggest one yet. Sewanee is looking to put in a competitive finish, University of Florida is aiming to send three teams, and Clemson University is hoping to reclaim their Championship title. The 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 16-17, 2020 at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia.
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.