The first leg of the exciting new Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge initiative is fast approaching, to be hosted by Stable View’s marquee spring event on March 25-27 in Aiken, South Carolina. Entries open today for Spring View Spring CCI4*-S,CCI3*-S,CCI2*-S and CCI1*-S and entries are limited to 225, so tick-tock!
USEF has been answering questions about the Eventing Youth Team Challenge via a two-part Webinar series, the second of which took part yesterday. Missing it doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the series, so we’ve put together a simplified guide to getting involved.
What It Is: The Adequan® / USEF Youth Team Challenge will mimic the Nations Cup Series with selected short formats leading up to a fall long format on both coasts. The Team Challenge will also allow for athletes 25 and under to participate. Each team will consist of three to four horse/athlete combinations to be chosen from qualified applicants by the USEA Area Selectors based on performance, soundness, experience, and suitability for the competition.
How to Apply:
Step 1 – Complete your Area Declaration: This form is found in your MyUSEF account under the Athlete Dashboard. Click “Online Applications” then search “Youth Team Challenge.” A link to “Eventing Youth Team Challenge Area Declaration (2021)” will pop up. A $50 application fee applies. The deadline is Feb. 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.
Step 2 – Enter your event: Entries open today, Feb. 9, for Stable View Spring 1/2/3/4* (March 25-27, 2021) which will host the first leg of the Youth Team Challenge. Entries close March 2. March 19 at 3 p.m. EST is the FEI Portal Closing date for Youth Team Challenge Aiken at Stable View. All athletes must submit in the USEF FEI Entry Portal no later than 3 p.m. EST on the Definite Entry Date.
You can view more information regarding the Adequan® / USEF Youth Team Challenge here. For questions, contact Christina Vaughn, USEF Director, Eventing Performance and Program Support, at (859) 225-6917 or [email protected].
The Adequan®/USEF Youth Team Challenge is only one reason why we’re looking forward to the upcoming Stable View event. The premium competition will feature a star-studded entry list, $60,000 in total prize money divided across the levels, and a who’s-who of officials and course designers. View the USEA calendar listing here. Can’t wait!
Learn more about Stable View and view its full calendar of events here. Go Eventing.