Riders Compete In 17th Annual Millbrook Horse Trials
Horse Trials To Be Held August 23-25, 2002
NY - Top riders from around the country will compete in the 17th
annual Millbrook Horse Trials. Reorganized last year as a benefit
for the Dutchess Land Conservancy, this years's competition will
feature the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) prestigious
2002 National Championship for the Intermediate Division, as well
as the USEA Region 1 Preliminary Championships.
Millbrook Horse Trails boasts newly redesigned cross-country courses
created by nationally renowned course designer Tremaine Cooper.
This course, which debuted last year, drew accolades from upper
level competitors, including Buck Davidson, Louise Meryman, and
Darrah Alexander. This led to the selection of this event as this
year's championship site. The upper level Horse Trials, held from
August 23-25, will offer Advanced, Intermediate and Preliminary
than 500 competitors are expected to compete in the three disciplines
that define the horse trials: Dressage, Stadium Jumping, and Cross
Country Jumping. The events which are free to spectators, provide
a chance to spend a weekend in the picturesque countryside of Dutchess
County, one of oldest and most distinguished equestrian communities
in the United States.
lunches, locally made crafts and popular equestrian products will
be sold on the show grounds. All proceeds from the event benefit
the Dutchess Land Conservancy (DLC), a recognized national leader
in land conservation.
the Dutchess Land Conservancy, Millbrook area landowners have long
protected many miles of horse trails for the enjoyment of their
local equestrian enthusiasts. The Millbrook Horse Trials are an
ideal showcase for the work of the DLC celebrating the enormous
support the community has enjoyed from the many conservationists
in the equestrian community.
Millbrook Horse Trials have been very generously supported by Friendly
Motorcars Mercedes-Benz, NYRA, Perrier, Heineken, Lufthansa, and
Patron's tickets to the weekend's events including the celebratory
Mexican Fiesta to honor the competitors on Saturday, August, 24,
2002, contact Amy Sloan at the Dutchess Land Conservancy at 845-677-3002.
Patron's tickets are $250.