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Competitions

Competitions are a big part of the Waredaca enterprise. Join us as a competitor, volunteer, spectator, or sponsor to be part of the action!

USEF Recognized Events

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United States Equestrian Federation nationally sanctioned events occur three times a year-early June, mid August and late October. These weekend horse 'triathlons' feature past Olympians with their less experienced horses, aspiring Olympians with hopeful mounts, plenty of adult amateurs who are passionate competitors and simply love the sport and junior riders who gain valuable practice over the Waredaca turf.

Novice and Training Level 3-Day Event (The Classic Format)

The October event also features the Classic Three Day Event, bringing back a type of competition in recent history that was the ultimate 'ironman' triathlon test of horse and rider scaled down to the Novice and Training level.

Starter Horse Trials

Offered twice a year, in mid June and early November, are our 'starter' events or unrecognized eventing competitions. Designed as a complement to the recognized events but are structured for the recreational amateur, professional with developing horses and juniors as young as eight years of ages. These events are less formal, less costly but still maintain the strict standard of safety and quality that are associated with all Waredaca activities.

Future and Young Event Horse Tests

The first two Saturday afternoons of the recognized events also include a Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse tests. As the tags imply, the FEH is for very young horses who show eventing potential and are not yet ready to perform in the mounted trials. These horses are shown 'in hand' rather than under saddle. The Young Event Horses are four and five year olds who may be targeted for or have just started the actual eventing levels under saddle. Their test is a modified version of the regular three phase event competition.

Wednesday Summer Schooling Evenings

Our Wednesday Summer Schooling Evenings offer a practice opportunity for dressage and jumping. While not a judged competition, these evenings offer a relaxed rehearsal for the more 'serious' weekend events, with excellent feedback to improve performance.

Special Awards at Waredaca Competitions

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To encourage the retraining of thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, The Jockey Club created the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) to sponsor thoroughbreds that have successfully transitioned to sport horse careers.  Waredaca is honored to have T.I.P. sponsor the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate divisions at all recognized horse trials.  A T.I.P. number is required to participate; please visit http://tjctip.com to apply.  Participants can include their T.I.P. number with their entry or sign-up at the Secretary's office at each show.
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Garment sponsor Saratoga Horseworks, Ltd. is awarding one lucky competitor at each event with a beautiful blanket for their horse.  Sign-up and additional details will be available at the Secretary's office.
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Official Waredaca charity and long-time partner, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue will award a trophy to the lowest scoring off the track thoroughbred at the spring and fall starter horse trials.  Sign-up and additional details will be available at the Secretary's office.