USEA Recognized Heritage Park Horse Trials
October 27-28, 2012
Julie Wolfert was a triple threat at the Area IV Championships held by the Mid-America Combined Training Association at their Heritage Park course in Olathe, KS. Not only did she win both the Preliminary Championship and Open Preliminary divisions on her dressage scores, but she also scooped the Adult Rider Low Score Award with ther Championship score of just 26.1 penalties.
Some doubts about the weather this late in the season were dispelled when temperatures in the 80s were forecast for the week. In the event, the weekend dawned bright and clear with temperatures that had dropped below half that earlier forecast. MACTA runs its horse trials in the traditional order and both the dressage and cross country phases wen without serious incident.
Temperatures had warmed up sufficiently by the evening and all (at least those 21 or older) were able to enjoy the Champagne & Chocolate Reception provided by prime sponsor Cavalor and hosted by Cynthia Wiseman and Staci Meyer.
Stadium began an hour lage because of fears that the footing could be frosty and thus too slick, but the Beth Stoker designed, Richard Jeffery-tweaked course rode well. Thanks to great volunteers who came from all across the Kansas City area and from as far afield as Wichita, all nine classes went as quickly and efficiently as possible. An hour later, all trace of competition had been packed away- again by the great volunteers.
Area IV Championships & Heritage Park Horse Trials Results
Official Photographer- Merrick Studios
MACTA Schooling Shows
MACTA also hosts numerous schooling shows throughout the season. Competitors can choose from USDF dressage tests through First Level, Combined Tests through Preliminary and Horse Trials from starter through Preliminary.
MACTA Schooling Show Entry
Cross Country Courses
Heritage Park is located at 168th Street & Pflumm Road in Olathe, Kansas. The Mid-America Combined Training Association works in conjunction with the Johnson County Parks Department to maintain the equestrian facility at this venue.
Heritage Park offers Starter through Preliminary Level cross country courses. The courses were designed by Roger Haller and are changed frequently. Funds raised from schooling shows and cross-country schooling days permit MACTA to build new fences each year.
Heritage Park XC Course Photos