Rider Info

Click here for results of the second annual fall hunter pace on November 4, 2017.

3-Day Event & Horse Trials

Southern 8ths will host the eighth annual Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event & Horse Trials, May 2-6, 2018. This event is the country’s only venue where Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary level riders can negotiate their ultimate test in a USEA recognized traditional long-format event.

The HOTC Three-Day grows every year. In 2015, we began offering Beginner Novice through Training Horse Trials in addition to the popular long-format divisions. In 2016, we added a derby style Preliminary Combined Test and the newly developed Beginner Novice Coaching Assistance Test (CAT). In 2017, we ran the brand new USEA Modified (3’5″) level horse trials as well as a Preliminary/Training level horse trials and USEA Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse competition. NEW for 2018, we are adding a Preliminary Horse Trials and Preliminary Three-Day.

In 2016, Heart of the Carolinas partnered with the Carolina Horse Park to develop a new eventing series called the Carolina Eventing Challenge and Heart of the Carolinas served as the series final. We were pleased to once again offer the Carolina Eventing Challenge in 2017.

Looking to the future we hope to continue adding new divisions and providing the most fun and educational experience possible for all horses and riders.

See the Heart of the Carolinas Omnibus page for more information.

Download So8ths Guest Consent Form - 09/2016

TIP awards (prize + cash) is given in ALL HT & 3DE divisions, including the Prelim CT, at the Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day.

Click here if you need to get a TIP number for a horse not already in the program.