VHT Worldwide & Horse Trials Receives Over 600 Entries for Fall Occasion
Allison Springer and Crystal Crescent Moon, winners of the 2019 USEF Two-Star Eventing Nationwide Championship at Virginia Horse Trials. Crystal Crescent Moon, owned and bred by Nancy Winter, is a graduate of the USEA Younger Occasion Horse program. Picture by Brant Gamma courtesy of VHT.
Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) appears ahead to welcoming document entries to subsequent week’s VHT Worldwide & Horse Trials in addition to The Dutta Corp. USEA Younger Occasion Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships.
VHT Worldwide has acquired over 600 entries for your complete occasion in addition to a document variety of YEH entries for 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. With 78 YEH entries on the time of publication, VHT and the USEA YEH Committee collectively agreed to run the 4-year-old division with 23 entries as a one-day format on Wednesday, October 28. The 5-year-old division with 55 entries will run over two days, from October 28-29.
“We’re very excited we now have so many entries for the Dutta Corp. USEA YEH East Coast Championships this 12 months,” acknowledged YEH Committee Chair, Marilyn Payne. “Due to that, we don’t need to flip anybody away, so we had been in a position to deliver on extra judges for the 4-year-old division, which was the unique plan for 2020 if entries had been massive sufficient. To make the schedule work, we wanted three extra judges for the 4-year-old Championship.”
Peter Grey and Debbie Adams will probably be judging the 5-year-old division as deliberate. The judges for the 4-year-old Championship are Marilyn Payne, Tim Holekamp, and Phyllis Dawson.
Payne is a FEI 4* Eventing Decide and a USEF “S” Dressage Decide. She was the President of the Floor Jury on the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, the 2010 World Equestrian Video games, and judged on the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong and every of the six four-stars on the earth. Marilyn can also be a distinguished coach, competitor, one of many founders of the USEA YEH program, and co-chair of the YEH Committee.
Holekamp is a retired ophthalmologist specializing in retina surgical procedure. He has been round horses all his life, and collectively along with his spouse Cheryl, who’s a “S” dressage decide and Grand Prix rider, they’ve been breeding Trakehner sport horses for 30 years on their New Spring Farms, in Missouri and Ocala. He accomplished the coaching program for breed inspector and presently is in control of the American Trakehner Affiliation’s inspection evaluate committee, after a four-year time period as president of that Affiliation. His focus now’s on US Three-Day Eventing workforce improvement via co-chairing the USEA YEH Committee with Marilyn Payne and dealing on the USEF’s Eventing Homeowners Job Drive.
Dawson competed on the highest ranges of three-day eventing for over 30 years. In 1988 Phyllis represented the USA within the Olympic Video games in Seoul, Korea, driving Albany II, ending tenth total. She additionally rode for the USA Equestrian Staff in 1997, efficiently competing Snowy River within the Open European Championships at Burghley, England. Phyllis has served on the USEA Board of Governors, varied USEA Committees, and has labored with each the Future Occasion Horse and Younger Occasion Horse packages as a younger horse skilled, breeder, and decide.
VHT Organizer Andy Bowles and his workforce are trying ahead to an thrilling occasion working October 28-November 1. Along with the YEH Championships, VHT Worldwide can also be the host of the USEF Two-Star Eventing Nationwide Championships, an Intercollegiate and Alumni Staff Problem, and the next divisions: CCI3*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI1*-L, Superior/Intermediate, Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Coaching, Novice, Newbie Novice, Starter.
“It’s been a difficult 12 months for eventers with many restrictions and fewer occasions being held as a result of pandemic,” Bowles mentioned. “We had been decided to just accept as many entries as we presumably might and provides everybody a chance to run their horses. We’re all the time grateful that rivals select to return to VHT and we’re trying ahead to an excellent occasion.”
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