USEA Early Spring Horse Trials Schedule and Omnibus Links

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Much of eventing nation is suffering through the coldest weeks of winter.  But do not fear, have hope!  In the US, 2010’s first event begins this weekend, and opening/closing dates are well underway.  Here is a list of US events that open today with links to the USEA Omnibus.  To all of our international readers, hopefully we will be able to provide this service for events in other countries soon. 

*Events Opening Dec 8, 2009, Closing Jan 5, 2010, and Happening Around Jan 23, 2010

*Open Dec 15, 2009, Closing Jan 12, 2010, and Happening Around Jan 30, 2010

Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. (FL), Galway Downs Winter H.T. (CA), Pine Top Winter I H.T. (GA), Full Gallop Farm February Intermediate H.T. (SC)

*Opening Dec 22, 2009 and Close Jan 19, 2010, and Happening Around Feb 6, 2010

Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials (SC), Poplar Place Farm February H.T. (GA)

*Opening Dec 29, 2009 and Closing Jan 26, 2010, and Happening Around Feb 13, 2010

Full Gallop Farm February H.T. (SC), Florida Horse Park Winter II Horse Trials (FL), Ram Tap H.T. (CA), Pine Top Winter II H.T. (GA)

*Opening January 05, 2010 and Closing Feb 2, 2010, and Happening Around Feb 19, 2010

Paradise Farm H.T. Sonsored By ARENUS (SC), Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. (FL), Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. (FL)

Looks like I need to get some entries in!  Eventually, we would like to include some commentary on the events, such as “this is a great move-up: very flat and straightforward” (Rocking Horse I, or Full Gallop Feb) or ‘if you try to move up here, this event will tear you to pieces in the first 3 minutes: built on the side of a hill, huge, and technical’ (Historically, Red Hills, although I wouldn’t be surprised if this year’s track is considerably more benign.  You also might want to have a backup in mind if you register for Red Hills.  There are a lot of people who are staying away from this one and they could have trouble getting enough entries).  That kind of thing.  If you have comments about some of these events, please leave them in the comment section and I will move informed and insightful comments to the homepage entry itself, so that everyone may benefit.  Hope this was helpful, go eventing.  

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