Enter Online through BlueHorse– Opens Aug 22
October 6th-8th, 2017
The Mid-America Combined Training Association is excited to announce that Heritage Park Horse Trials has been chosen as the site for the 2017 USEA Area IV Championships. The event will be held October 6-8, 2017 in Olathe, KS.
This USEA recognized competition offers regular Starter through Preliminary level competition in addition to Championship divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary. Entries open August 22nd.
To qualify for Championship divisions:
- The rider must be a resident of Area IV.
- Must place 1st-4th at the level in any USEA recognized horse trial from the period of June 22, 2016- September 19, 2017
Preliminary Area IV Championship division has been sponsored by Sierra Equestrian Products and will be offering $1,000 of prize money split between 1st – 3rd placings. Additional sponsors are being sought for other levels.
The beautiful Heritage Park is located at 168th & Pflumm Road in Olathe, KS. MACTA works in conjunction with the Johnson County Parks Department to maintain the equestrian facility at this venue.
Heritage Park is well-designed for the spectator, coach and competitor. Stabling is conveniently located to the secretary’s tent, warm-up areas and competition sites for all three phases. The cross-country courses are set on open, slightly rolling aerovated terrain which offers excellent viewing of numerous fences.
Heritage Park offers Starter through Preliminary Level competitive horse trials. All new courses were revealed in 2016 with a new course designer. Courses for 2017 will include new fences and a completely rebuilt and expanded water complex as well as several new questions. Our course designer describes the courses as follows: all courses are over mowed grass park land with open rolling hillocks with no significant elevation changes. There are a few wooded areas that will be galloped through. N, T, P will have maximum size fences on course so do not consider this a “move up course”, however, the courses should be considered standard for their level.
Friday, October 6th: Tests (dressage) will be offered on Friday beginning around noon; Cross-country course open-3 pm. If entries warrant some competition tests may run on Friday.
Course Walk Refreshments provided by Tricolor Tack in the evening. Location: Tricolor Tack Tent
Saturday, October 7th – 8:30am Horse Trial Dressage; 10:00am XC
Sunday, October 8th – Stadium – 9am; 11am XC schooling (must check in with Secretary and pay schooling fee, bad weather will cancel this activity)