Practical Tips & Talk
CHEER ON eventers from Beginner Novice through Advanced as they vie for cash and prizes at the USEA American Eventing Championships, Aug. 30–Sept. 3, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC; www.useventing.com/aec.
WATCH elite riders take on a challenging cross-country course at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Aug. 31–Sept. 3, in Lincolnshire, England. The competition is one of only six CCI**** events worldwide; www.burghleyhorse.co.uk.
SEE jumpers and hunters compete for top honors and big prize money during the HITS Champi- onship, Sept. 6–10, in Saugerties, NY. Highlighting the schedule: the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix CSI*****; www. hitsshows.com.
EXPERIENCE world-class sport at the American Gold Cup, Sept. 13–17, at historic Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. The event draws spectators from near and far and features family-friendly activities, shopping on boutique row and entertainment; www. theamericangoldcup.com.
CHECK OUT the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, staged in the heart of New York City, Sept. 20–24. The five-day event in- cludes jumpers, hunters, dressage and an open Arabian horse show; www.cphs.coth.com.
APPLAUD the efforts of emerging stars as Junior and Young Riders go head to head during the Platinum Performance/ USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West, Sept. 21–23, in San Juan Capistrano, CA; www. usef.org.
ENJOY top dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show at Dressage at Devon, Sept. 26–Oct. 1, in Devon, PA. The prestigious show also includes exhibitions and a fall festival. New this year: a Dales Pony class; www.dressageatdevon.org.