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!
LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!!!
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OMG I would drive down in a heartbeat for this!!!! It looks absolutely incredible.
Oh, yes! I think it would be a crazy fun weekend 🙂
I think all us east coasters are getting excited about this fact!! And the qualifications are SO doable.. I feel like AEC’s are an attainable goal for all of us ‘regular folks’!
If i can do it, anyone can!
super exciting!!! and i actually saw that and had a similar idea lol (never mind that i’ve never even showed recognized before lol).
Do it!! 😀
I’ve only done the one recognized show (from the picture) in the last 10 years- I promise, we can do it! 😀
Bobby and I have already talked about making the trip. Colorado is a little closer, but NC would be do-able we think.
Yes! How exciting would that be!!
I’ve heard it’s a fabulous facility!
Have heard nothing but good things so far!
YAY! I’ve had the same thoughts about qualifying for the 3rd year in Colorado -so close to California!
That would be awesome!
Exciting! I hope you can go!
Me too! 😀