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LFC's Mission

The Long Format Club (LFC) was formed in the spring of 2009 to gather the grass roots supporters of the classic, or long format, equestrian three-day eventing into one place where we can combine our voices and dollars into a meaningful contribution to keep long format eventing alive. By pooling our resources and serving as a conduit between classic format supporters and event organizers, the Long Format Club works with organizers who run classic three-day events at all levels from Beginner Novice through Preliminary.

We help organizers with issues such as footing preparation for steeplechase/roads and tracks phases, additional officials, clinicians, construction of steeplechase fences, and awards.

The LFC works to promote all the events on the USEA Classic Eventing Series calendar. Through public outreach and education, we direct attention to and generate interest in Classic Eventing!

What Is The USEA Classic Three-Day Event Series?

Whether you call it a classic, full, or long format event, it is a thrill like no other! The United States is the only country in the world that still offers and sanctions classic format competitions which incorporate roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country into four phases on speed and endurance day.

The USEA Training Classic Three-Day Event (T3DE) Series is sponsored by Smartpak Equine, recognized by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and endorsed by the United Stated Equestrian Federation (USEF). It appeals to adult amateurs and young riders who want to experience the unforgettable rush of a full format three-day event at the Training level, as well as professionals preparing their horses to move up to the Preliminary level. These events combine a competition with educational components.

In early 2009, the organizers of the remaining Preliminary level full format three-day events offered anywhere in the world banded together to form the USEA Preliminary Classic Three-Day Event (P3DE) Series, committing to making a gradual change over to a new National version of the classic three-day event. The classic format Preliminary 3-Day Event (P3DE) series is also sponsored by Smartpak Equine and is recognized by both the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the United Stated Equestrian Federation (USEF).

In July, 2009 the USEA announced that the Preliminary level Classic Events would team up with the Training level Three-Day Events to form the USEA Classic Three-Day Event Series!

In The USEA added Novice and Beginner Novice

To learn more about Classic Eventing, go to our Education page!

Next competitions:

Colorado Horse Park

Colorado Horse Park T3D N3D
Parker, CO (Area 9)
Sep 15-18, 2016

Hagyard Midsouth

Hagyard Midsouth P3D T3D
Lexington, KY
(Area 8)
October 19-23, 2016


Waredaca T3D N3D
Laytonsville, MD
(Area II)
Oct 20-23, 2016

Galway Downs

Galway Downs T3D
Temecula, CA (Area VI)
Nov 03-06, 2016

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