Yesterday the US Eventing Association announced the new venues for the 2016 – 2018 American Eventing Championships. Fellow Carolinians, get excited, because for two of those years the AEC’s will be hosted at the new Tryon Equestrian Center!
I’ve been showing at FENCE since middle school, but have never had a chance to visit the Tryon Equestrian Center, which has been largely touted as the Disneyland of horse sports. Don’t believe me? Check out this photographic tour of the facilities so far at Meg at. Ever since seeing those photographs, I’ve been trying to find an excuse to get down there and show.
Up until now, rated dressage seemed the likeliest reason to hike down to the facilities, but now?
Maybe, just maybe, we can aim to qualify for the 2016 AEC’s instead.
The qualifications (in a nutshell) for qualifying at the Novice level:
- 1st or 2nd in any USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials.
- OR: 3rd in two USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials
- OR: 1st through 5th in any USEA Novice Area Championship
- Total of 3 USEA recognized Novice Horse Trials completed without cross country penalties
Something to ponder!!
In other news, between this weekend and next I will have completed 4 different lessons and audited 1 clinic- so prepare yourselves for a bevy of recaps! Have a great weekend!