Twin Rivers Gears Up for Fall International Action

James Alliston and Calaro. Photo by The West Equestrian.

The Twin Rivers Fall International Three Day Event is poised to host a full slate of familiar and new eventing competition September 23-26. International competition at the CCI2*, 3* and 4* levels, short format, returns to this fixture of the West Coast fall circuit.

Fresh from the Tokyo Olympics and Team USA silver at the Aachen CHIO, Tamie Smith has two up-and-coming stars entered in the CCI4*-S. Top contenders Andrea Baxter and James Alliston are also in the hunt at this highest level of competition. All divisions are filled with the West’s best horses and riders out to test their mettle and advance their skills on Twin Rivers’ trusted turf of excellent facilities and expert management that maintains a welcoming family feel.

New on the agenda is the 2021 Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Paso Robles. The 2021 Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge evolved from the eventing division of the North American Youth Championships. The Challenge offers opportunities for eventing athletes 14-25 to gain valuable experience in a team competition environment representing USEA Areas at the FEI CCI 1/2/3* levels nationally and at the 2/3* levels at Twin Rivers. Young riders from throughout the region will face-off in this final leg of the West Coast before the region’s championship at Galway Downs International in November.

Tamie Smith and Fleecework’s Royal. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Young Horse Excitement

Returning are qualifiers for the increasingly popular USEA Future Event Horse and USEA Dutta Corp Young Event Horse Championships. The West Coast Championships for the Future and Young Event Horse divisions comes to Twin Rivers Oct. 29-30. Excellent participation in the debut of this combined championships last year bodes well for even bigger attendance this year.

All of the events take place at the Baxter family’s ever-evolving Twin Rivers Ranch, on 500 beautiful acres in Central Coastal California’s Paso Robles. Their mission with the venue was to stage highest-caliber international equestrian competition and they are delivering in a big way. The inaugural Twin Rivers CCI4*-L this past April saw those early visions realized and then some with top-flight competition and memorable moments like the presentation of the inaugural McKinlaigh Cup to CCI4*-L winner Amber Levine.

Sponsors & Volunteers

The Fall International is made possible by generous sponsors: Presenting sponsors include Professional’s Choice, manufacturers of sports medicine boots for equine athletes; and Auburn Labs, manufacturers of the adaptogenic APF Formula for horses, people and dogs; Best Western PLUS Black Oak, which offers exclusive discounts for exhibitors; and Get Away RV Rentals, which delivers fully-outfitted RVs to the venue for those who want to stay on site.

Supporting sponsors include Riding Warehouse, the horse gear and apparel supplier; Chubby Cov, makers of beautiful custom stock ties; and RevitaVet, a leader in preventative maintenance and rehabilitative infrared therapy devices.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christina Gray of Gray Area Events at [email protected]

Volunteers are critical to the Fall International’s success and offer a great entrée to the sport, even for those without prior experience.

Up Next

  • USEA Future Event Horse & USEA Dutta Corp. Young Event Horse West Coast Championships (and an FEH qualifier), Oct. 29-30.
  • Schooling Halloween Horse Trials: Oct. 31

Twin Rivers Fall International (Paso Robles, Ca.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Volunteer]

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