Training 3-Day Competition

This June we are excited to offer our fourth Training 3-day competition in conjunction with the horse trials.

USEA's Definintion: To preserve the Classic Three-Day format that includes Phases A & C (Roads & Tracks), B (Steeplechase), D(Endurance), that provides the necessary experience to produce a higher level of horsemanship by combining educational components in conjunction with a competition format.


Participants will learn about all aspects of the long-format competition, with emphasis on those phases not normally included in a regular horse trials. Riders will hear from Area VII coaches and riders about horse inspections (trot-up), steeplechase, and roads & tracks phases, and have the opportunity to practice for these phases before the competition. The veterinarian will speak about what to expect in the 10-minute box on cross country day, and special course walks for T3D competitors will be offered for cross country and show jumping.

Tentative Time Schedule for June 22-24, 2012:

Thursday 2:00-6:00- in-barn inspections (you will be contacted by email to schedule a time with the veterinarian in advance)

Thursday 6:00 - welcome dinner, with short talk from veterinarian, introduction of officials

Friday 7:30 am - first trot-up inspection

Friday (times TBA) - cross country course walk, dressage test, steeplechase practice

Friday 6:30 - dinner & demonstration of trot-up techniques, discussion of how to time phases A,B,C.

Saturday (times to be scheduled) - mid to late morning- cross country

Saturday pm - show jumping course walk

Sunday 7:30 am - final trot-up inspection

Sunday mid-day - show jumping and awards


photos provided by Emily Daly