US Equestrian Announces CCI4* Competitions Schedule for Eventing in 2023

Published 08/22/2021, 7:54 AM EDT
01 August 2021, Japan, Tokio: Equestrian/Eventing: Olympic, Preliminary, Cross Country, on the Sea Forest XC Course. Robin Godel from Switzerland on Jet Set in action. Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa (Photo by Friso Gentsch/picture alliance via Getty Images)


After the successful Tokyo Olympics 2020 Equestrian events, the regular schedule starts with the different riders and horses competing in various events. Likewise, the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) announced the next set of competitions to take place. The USEF Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee sanctioned the CCI4*-L level events. Moreover, 2023-2027 competitions will come under the new Eventing Calendar Process.

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Likewise, many organizers were invited to host the CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L events in which the hosts should put forward their bids on the table. After scrutinizing each standard of quality, the venues will be decided.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Jumping – Individual – Final – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Scott Brash of Britain on his horse Jefferson competes. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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USEF announces the next set of Equestrian events

The events are now scheduled according to the list given by the committee.

April 22, 2023-Twin Rivers Spring International (Paso Robles, California), May 13, 2023-Tryon Spring International (Mill Spring, North Carolina), July 22, 2023-The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, Montana), October 14, 2023-Morven Park Fall International (Leesburg, Virginia), November 4, 2023-Galway Downs International (Temecula, California), and November 18, 2023-The Event at TerraNova (Myakka City, Florida).

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Jumping – Team – Qualification – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 6, 2021. Shane Sweetnam of Ireland falls from his horse Alejandro. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

These bids met the criteria by the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3* & Advanced Policies & Procedures. Likewise, the USEF Eventing Bid Review Group made these recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee and USEF International Disciplines Council. After board approval, they will make accordingly the decisions.

USEF Eventing Bid Review Group is the regulatory board; it checks and reviews the bids for the events that will take place. The CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels allocation to these venues will take place by the end of September.

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The CCI4*-L events are one of the best eventing in equestrian sports. World-class riders showcase their talents with their horses during these events. Most of the Olympic, World and European Champions are present for the event. The Water Jump is one of the most anticipated jumps in all of Equestrian Show Jumping events. Thus, the stage awaits riders to showcase their talents.

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