Or Novice. Or Training. Or even Prelim.
This is not a joke. This is a real broadcast from the “Awesome Eventing Opportunity” system.
You may have read a few posts here about a certain long format 3-day-event that comes around on the first weekend in May. That’s right, Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) 3DE at the spectacular Southern Eights Farm, just across our southern border in Chesterfield, SC.
|2015 BN3DE Prizes|
I can’t resist some tempting breadcrumbs, though: how about Sally O’Connor, Carol Kozlowski, special editions from Jim Wofford, Doug Payne…but I digress.
Yeah, Get To That “Triple Crown” Part
While there is a great KY Derby party, that’s not the one I’m talking about. Last year, some inspired heads came together & created the Carolina Eventing Challenge (CEC). And HOTC is the final leg of this series. Are you ready??
|Equine opinion may vary (2015 HOTC Jog)|
To win, horse & rider team must complete a minimum of TWO of these –
- Southern Pines HT (Carolina Horse Park; hurry, entries close 23 Feb!)
- Longleaf Pine HT (Carolina Horse Park; always my favourite HT)
- HOTC 3DE (Southern Eighths Farm; includes CEC description)
That’s right, you don’t have to be Pippa Funnell to win an epic eventing series!
|2015 TIP Delights|
Not ready (or still working on that quarter jar *raises hand*) for the 3DE yet? Come on down for our parallel HT divisions, including a new Intro course & the just-created BN-Assisted division. Bonus: your OTTB can win cash prizes from the Jockey Club's TB Incentive Program in the HT as well!
Evil goal-thwarting horse (*raises other hand*)? Um, our volunteer swag is kind of awesome & you can attend all the clinics/coursewalks/lectures for free!
You can find details in the USEA Omnibus listing here. We already have some amazing prizes for the 3DE (all three long format divisions receive prizes through 8th place); you can check out our ever-growing list of sponsors on the event website.
Can’t make it, but want to be a part of the action? Fence sponsorships are inexpensive & open to anyone: the LOWER (League of Weenie Event Riders, I love it!) group has supported a XC fence, Riding Warehouse is sponsoring the water complex with more fab prizes…it would be great to have a Horse Bloggers fence, if someone wants to help organize it!! Leave a comment note or click the email icon up top to give me a shout.
For more information, including TFS posts, EN articles, program links, & more, I maintain a clearinghouse page here, which is also linked in the slider at the bottom of our homepage.
|Come fly the Carolina skies! (2014 BN3DE Haffie Whinney The Pooh, I'm not making that up)|