Virginia Horse Trials is pleased to announce that The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships will be held in conjunction with the fall VHT International on Oct. 28-29, 2020.
The YEH East Coast Championships was previously scheduled to be held at the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill, which was postponed until 2021. VHT submitted an expression of interest to the U.S. Eventing Association, which voted to host the championships at VHT over several other venues.
“Our team is delighted to have the Young Event Horse Championships at Virginia Horse Trials in the fall,” said VHT organizer Andy Bowles. “We are sorry for Fair Hill, which had to make the very challenging choice to postpone the inaugural five-star event. However, we are honored to receive the opportunity to step up and fill the role as host of the YEH Championships.”
The competition will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday. The plan is to run the dressage portion of the championships in the grand prix dressage arena and the jumping portion on the Oak Hill cross-country course.
In addition to the YEH Championships, the Oct. 29-Nov. 1 VHT International is also the host of the USEF Two-Star Eventing National Championships. The following divisions are scheduled: CCI3*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI1*-L, advanced/intermediate, intermediate, preliminary, modified, training, novice, beginner novice, starter.