Registration began on April 2, 2013 for the Colorado Horse Park's CCI1*, one of only 17 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) qualifiers in the United States. The three-phase event will be held from May 31 through June 2. A Training 3-Day and Horse Trials will also be held on the same dates. Registration begins on April 16 and runs through May 14 for the Horse Trials and Training 3-Day."We really look forward to FEI Eventing," said Vivien Van Buren of the Colorado Horse Park. "Andy Bowles from New Zealand will return to manage the show again this year. The best in the area compete, including , Martha McDowell, Erika Carson, Christian Eagles, Kristi Rodasevich, Nicole Jones Taylor and many more.
An international "who's who" of the eventing discipline will be on hand to officiate. Ana Schravesande of Mexico will serve as the Technical Delegate, while Helen Christie of New Zealand will act as the CCI presiding judge. Brian Curry has signed on as course designer of the stadium jumping phase and Gwen Kaawaloa will judge dressage.
Competitors will attempt clear rounds and perfect scores over the David O'Connor and James Atkinson designed cross-country course with its three water complexes, banks, ditches, trakehners and challenging obstacles. The course is known for its fabulous gallop track and interesting technical questions for the upper levels. They will also enjoy the many recent improvements at Colorado Horse Park, which include all new top-notch European GGT footing in many of the arenas.
What: USEF/USEA Recognized Division: CCI1*, Intermediate, Preliminary
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T,T3D,N,BN
USEA Event ID: 15284
CCI1* April 2 through April 30
Training 3-Day and Horse Trials- April 16 through May 14
Enter online: www.EventEntries.com
Wed: In-Barn Examination for CCI horses from 1- 5 p.m.
Thurs: CCI: In-Barn Examination for CCI horses till 1 p.m.
2 p.m. Briefing and course walk for FEI competitors and coaches; 4:30 p.m.
First Horse Inspection; HT course open 3 p.m.
Fri: Dressage- 8 a.m.
Sat: Cross-country- 8 a.m.
Sun: 8:30 a.m. CCI: Final Horse Inspection; 11:00 a.m. Show Jumping for CCI horses; HT: Show Jumping-8 a.m.
From South: I-25N, exit Founder's Parkway. Founder's Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.
About the Colorado Horse Park
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist, David O'Connor. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.
The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park iscommitted to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.
Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/