Horse Trials / Eventing
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Robert Kellerhouse (organizer of USEA-recognized events at the Horse Park) and his team have built all new jumps and continue to create all-new courses (Beginner Novice through Advanced levels) designed by Derek di Grazia, and a gallop track that can be improved upon for optimal footing. The three recognized eventing dates feature BN-Advanced and each event has its own unique classes including the May Preliminary Challenge, August Summer Horse Trials, and October International Horse Trials. Check out his new web site at WoodsideEventing.com
The Woodside International Horse Trials
Woodside, Calif., September 27th, 2014 -
The Woodside International Horse Trials, on Oct. 3-5, is a vital event in the calendar each year for both West Coast eventers and horse enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Organizer Robert Kellerhouse upgraded this horse trial to International status in 2011, which offers three International levels: the CIC3*, CIC2* and the CIC1* and this year has over 50 horses taking on the challenge.
The event will begin early Friday morning, Oct. 3, with the elegance and precision of dressage. Then, starting at 2:00 p.m., the CIC horses and their riders will take a demanding show jumping course set in the scenic and spectator-friendly Grand Prix Arena of The Horse Park at Woodside.
But it's on Saturday afternoon that the action will really get serious, when they'll face the challenges of Derek di Grazia's Cross-Country course in reverse order of their two-phase placing. In this format, in which jumping and time faults will shuffle the standings, spectators will know right away who the winners are, guaranteeing an exciting finish. Spectators can spend the whole day watching all the action for free. Parking each day will be $10 per vehicle and includes a show program.
Saturday evening, friends and fans are welcome to join the festivites complete with music, at the Competitors Awards & Dinner party, where the winners will receive their prizes. Dinner will be provided once again by the popular Paso Robles-based Cahoots Catering as well as local wines, beer and soft drinks being served.
The Woodside International Horse Trials will continue on Sunday with both Show Jumping and Cross-Country for the over 300 horses competing in the six national divisions.
General admission is free with $10 parking fee per vehicle at the gate. VIP Tickets are $55 per person or $100 for a weekend pass.
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2014 USEA - Recognized UPCOMING Scheduled EventS
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More about Robert Kellerhouse:
Robert currently is the organizer of the Galway Downs' Three-Day Events, where he also organized the first CCI3* in 2010, the first World Cup qualifying event held on the West Coast. Prior to Galway Downs, he also served as organizer of the Del Mar Horse Trials and Two-Day event from 1995-1998. Robert also serves the sport as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee (2009-2013), current member of the USEF Eventing Technical Committee, USEF High Performance Committee and was Vice President of Competitions of the USEA and a member of the USEA Board of Governors Executive Committee until 2013 when he began organizing the USEA's American Eventing Championships in Tyler, TX. He also serves as the organizers' representative to the Professional Horseman's Council.