US Equestrian has named Virginia Horse Trials as the host venue for the 2018 USEF One-Star Eventing National Championships. Held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Ky. the championships will take place during the Virginia CCI/CIC and H.T. November 1-4.
Nestled among the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia Horse Trials has become a destination event for many riders, and Event Organizer Andy Bowles has spent the last three years stacking on the amenities for riders.
“It’s an honor for us to host the One-Star Championship and we are excited for the opportunity,” Andy said. “We’ve spent the last few years working very hard to continue developing this wonderful venue into a place where eventers at all levels can look forward to good ground, challenging courses and excellent facilities.”
Competitors can look forward to lower than average FEI entry fees (CIC2*/CCI* at $375, CCI2* at $475), VHT swag, prize money for top finishers and a challenging cross country course designed by John Michael Durr. The championships courses will run similarly to the traditional CCI* class, but will include up to four or five more difficult questions.
In addition to the CCI* championship, VHT will also welcome Starter through Intermediate levels, including the new Modified level. The venue is also calling all college students and alumni for an Intercollegiate Team Challenge! Scramble teams and teams across multiple levels may be formed. If you’d like to participate, email [email protected]