Site Updated February 20th, 2017
February 20 - Grand Canyon State Games Prize List Now Available Online
The prize list for the 2017 Grand Canyon State Games Equestrian, scheduled for April 1-2 at Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale, is now available online. Click on the Horse Shows link above.
February 4 - CEP Announces Date Change For Hunt Cup September
CEP has just been informed by Westworld that its traditional Hunt Cup date in September is no longer available, having been given to another event. So the Hunt Cup September will now move a week later and be held on September 30 - October 1, 2017. Same show, same two rings, just a week later!
February 4 - So Why Are The October Shows Only Regional I (B) Rated?
A trainer recently emailed CEP asking why the two weeks in October were not USEF National (A) rated? The answer is simple … ever since the USEF / USHJA instituted minimum entry numbers for shows based upon rating, the two October shows have failed to get at least 100 horses each, therefore failing to meet the minimum entry count needed to keep its National (A) rating. A USEF National (A) rated show must have at least 100 horses actively compete in order to keep its rating. If not, it is reclassified to the next lower level, which in this case is Regional I (B) rated. As long as the show gets at least 50 horses, it can keep its Regional I (B) rating. If the show grows and breaks 100 horses, it can re-apply for a National (A) rating for the following year. This is also what has happened to the HITS Arizona Winter Circuit in Tucson. So, it’s not management’s choice to run a lower rated show … it is required by rule when not enough entries participate.
January 26 - CEP Announces 2017 Estes Park Horse Shows Schedule
The 2017 Estes Park Horse Shows will take place over two weeks this year. Leading off is the ever-popular (and sold out last year) CHJA Copper Penny I on July 20-23. The second week will see a split show, with the CHJA Copper Penny II and the USEF National (A) rated Estes Park Festival I on July 26-30 sharing the rings. Prize lists will be available by early May.
January 17 - 2017 Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows Prize List Now Available Online
The prize list and related documents for the 2017 Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows are now available online. The shows will take place on March 23-26 and March 30-April 2 at the Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Both shows are USEF National (A) and Jumper 3 rated. Click on the Horse Shows link above.
January 11 - CEP Announces Cancellation Of First Spring Horse Show
The first week of the Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows is officially canceled. The Scottsdale Spring Festival, which was scheduled for March 16-19, has been canceled for this year due to Westworld’s shuffling of several event dates. The Sun Circuit Quarter Horse event, one of the largest Quarter Horse circuits in the nation, moved their dates from January into early March, forcing many events at Westworld to either shift later in the calendar or be canceled entirely. This puts the Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows later in the calendar by a week. The Scottsdale Spring Classic will take place March 23-26, followed by the Scottsdale Spring Final on March 30 - April 2. In addition, due to the first week sharing the facility with another event, the Hunt Cup March is now canceled as there aren’t enough rings available. The Grand Canyon State Games will take place during the second week.
February 4 - Updated CEP 2017 Show Schedule For Arizona
The updated tentative schedule of CEP horse shows in Arizona for 2017 includes:
USEF Rated Shows
Mar 23-26 / Scottsdale Spring Classic / USEF National (A) & Jumper 3 / WCHR
Mar 30-Apr 2 / Scottsdale Spring Final / USEF National (A) & Jumper 3
Oct 20-22 / Arizona Fall Preview / USEF Regional I (B) & Jumper 1
Oct 27-29 / Arizona Fall Classic / USEF Regional I (B) & Jumper 1
Nov 15-19 / Arizona Season Finale / USEF National (A) & Jumper 3 / USHJA Zone 8 Championship
Hunt Cup Shows
Apr 1-2 / Grand Canyon State Games Equestrian
Sep 30-Oct 1 / Hunt Cup September
Oct 21-22 / Hunt Cup October I
Oct 28-29 / Hunt Cup October II
Nov 18-19 / Hunt Cup November
All shows held at the Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please note that the above schedule is subject to change at management’s discretion.
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