About the Classic Three Day Event at Waredaca

Interested in the CLASSIC Novice/Training Three Day event at Waredaca? You are not alone!

Historically, names include Jimmy Wofford, Karen O'Connor, Phyllis Dawson, Tremaine Cooper, Stephen Bradley, Colleen Rutledge, Sharon White, Natalie Hollis, Kim Meir, Steuart Pittman, Danny Warrington, John Williams, Melissa Hunsberger, Kent Allen, Pam Wiedemann, Max Corcoran, Yvonne Lucas, Tom Mansmann, Mike Mendell, Jan Bynny, Steph Kohr and many more who have all volunteered at this Classic 3 Day event! That's right, these USET riders, former Olympians, World Championship team members and upper level professionals have coached, advised, and assisted at the Waredaca Classic Novice and Training Three-Day Event! Warmly termed the ‘Quarter Star’ and ‘Half Star’, this experience that combines education and competition continues to grow in popularity and support.

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Held at Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville, MD., this ‘one of a kind’ competition is in it's 12th year at the beautiful family farm and eventing facility in the heart of Maryland's horse country. A special treat this year will be the return of the very popular international eventing rider Eric Smiley as lead clinician. He is scheduled to assist competitors during the entire event AND offer many educational opportunities for those non participants who volunteer and are interested in the Classic format. All seminars, course walks and talks are open to all entered riders and grooms, support crew, volunteers and so on. And new this year is our partnering with the Area 2 Young Rider Advancement Program- YRAP- expertly managed by Chris Donovan. Growing interest with the Young Riders over the past few years combined with the invaluable horsemanship experience this type of competition requires makes it an excellent fit!

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Lots of sponsored prizes are given, including a lovely engraved halter honoring the great Brown Betty, an advanced level mare owned by Oliver and Barbara King, which is awarded to the highest scoring mare ridden by an amateur in the competition. The Kings are also providing several special prizes for amateurs that include Rambo coolers as well as gorgeous ribbons for the highest placing amateurs at both the Novice and Training levels!

The 2016 Classic Three-Day Event, complete with roads and tracks and steeplechase, takes place over the four days - October 20-23. Food and beverages are provided throughout the experience. Educational seminars and demonstrations include proper horse inspection technique, cross country course walks, steeplechase practice session, conditioning and fitness seminars and more. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate!


For more information contact members of our Organizing committee:

General Info, Scheduling, and Entry questions: Gretchen    gretchen@waredaca.com

Volunteering: Liz   lizskips@msn.com

Sponsorship and Media: Helen  waredacasponsor@gmail.com

Young Rider questions: Chris  cdonovan03@gmail.com

Stabling questions: Cindy  cindy@firefoxfarm.com  or call/text 410-726-8926)