Woodside, CA - The Woodside International Horse Trials will return to the Horse Park at Woodside on Oct. 3-5. The competition will feature three international divisions—the CIC3*, the CIC2* and the CIC1*. More than 60 horses from the United States, Canada, England and the Americas will be aiming for the top ribbons, along with the prize money and prizes that go along with them.
In addition, more than 300 horses will be competing in the national-level horse trials, the highlight of which will be the USEA Area VI championships from the beginner novice to the preliminary levels.
The CIC judges will be Wayne Quarles of the USA and Yulia Novitskaya of Bermuda. Derek di Grazia will once again design the cross-country courses.
The Woodside International Horse Trials will begin early Friday morning, Oct. 3, with the elegance and precision of dressage. Then, starting at 2:00 p.m., the horses and their riders will tackle a demanding show jumping course set in the attractive and spectator-friendly Grand Prix Arena at the Horse Park at Woodside.
The international horses will climax their performances on Saturday afternoon, when they’ll face the challenges of di Grazia’s cross-country course in reverse order of their two-phase placing. In this format, spectators will know right away who the winners are, guaranteeing an exciting finish. The winners will receive their prizes at a special dinner on Saturday night, complete with music and more, where all fans and spectators are welcome.
The Woodside International Horse Trials will continue on Sunday with both show jumping and cross-country for the national divisions.
CWD, Devoucoux and Equine Insurance of California are the Woodside presenting sponsors this year.
Sunsprite Warmbloods is the Gold Medal Sponsor.
JRD Saddles, SmartPak Equine and Voltaire Design are the Silver Medal Sponsors.
Auburn Laboratories Inc., Finish Line Horse Products, Geranium Street Floral, Point Two Air Jackets, Professional Riders Organization and Ride On Video are the Bronze Medal Sponsors.
American Medical Response and EventingTrainingOnline.com are Friend Sponsors.
Patron's passes are available for the parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings: Reserved tables of 10 for all three evening functions are available for $600, or $300 per night for single evenings. Individual seats for all three evenings are $75, or $35 for one evening. Advanced reservations are required.
General admission is $10 per person, which includes parking and a show program. General admission tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance. Go to http://www.events.org/cpage.aspx?e=63798 to order tickets in advance.
For full competition information, go to www.woodsideeventing.com.
To learn more about eventing, visit the U.S. Eventing Association’s website (www.useventing.com).