Chesna Klimek

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February 25 and 26 Event Derby Final Results

Aspen Farms hosted our first of three event derby weekends this past Saturday and Sunday. Courses included a mix of show jumping and cross-country fences in the lower sand ring, with final placings determined by the fastest clear round. The top three clear round finishers from each division received prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors. [...]

Aspen Farms Announces Event Derby Dates for 2017

Aspen Farms is looking forward to hosting three weekends of event derbies in 2017. The derbies will be open for entries both Saturday and Sunday on the following dates: February 25 and 26 March 18 and 19 April 22 and 23 More details and entry forms for these derbies will be added as they become available [...]

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors and Supporters

Aspen Farms would like to thank all our sponsors, competitors, fans, and volunteers who supported us and three-day eventing in the Pacific Northwest in 2016. Hundreds of riders from the U.S. and Canada joined us throughout the year for our eventing derbies, clinics, and our two recognized United States Eventing Association horse trials and the USEA Area VII [...]

Adequan Gold Cup Advanced Cross-Country Course Preview

For the fourth year in a row Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, WA is hosting an Advanced level national qualifier for the Adequan Gold Cup. This year's course consists of 23 fences over a 3,720 meter course designed by Tremaine Cooper. The optimum time is 6 minutes and 32 seconds. Advanced cross-country will begin Saturday, [...]

Free XC Water Complex Walk with Olympian Nick Holmes-Smith on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

This Friday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m. the USEA Area VII Adult Riders and Young Riders are sponsoring a Water Complex Walk led by Olympian Nick Holmes-Smith at Aspen Farms Horse Trials and USEA Area VII Championships. This educational event is free to the public and open to all competitors and spectators; we hope you will [...]

Call for Athlete Profile Submissions from Area VII Championship Competitors

Aspen Farms Horse Trials on September 9-11 is thrilled to be hosting the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Area VII 2016 Championships for the first year in a three-year tenure. Aspen Farms is committed to making the Area VII Championships a top class competition that celebrates and honors competitors' achievements. In this spirit, Aspen Farms is [...]

Ride Times Posted for Aspen Farms Horse Trials on September 9-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As of today, ride times are posted for all classes at Aspen Farms Horse Trials this coming weekend, September 9-11. Competitors can see times posted online at Startbox Scoring, here: Any questions or concerns about ride times should be directed to the show secretary, Christina Gray, at or 805-239-3930 extension 1. The Advanced [...]

Sign Up to Volunteer at Area VII Championships September 9 – 11

Area VII Championships at Aspen Farms is right around the corner on September 9 - 11, 2016. We are looking for a few amazing volunteers to help make the magic happen. Can you lend a hand? To volunteer, sign up online at You can also contact our volunteer coordinator, Eva Elliott, directly at Volunteering is an excellent way [...]

USEA Area VII Releases List of Qualified Championship Competitors as of August 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As of August 3, 2016, 811 horse and rider combinations are qualified to compete at the United States Eventing Association Area VII Championships at Aspen Farms on September 9 - 11. Click here to see a complete list of Area VII Championships Qualified Riders as of August 3, 2016. With two qualifying [...]

Working Student Position Available at Aspen Farms Eventing

Aspen Farms, a premier three-day eventing training facility in Yelm, WA, is currently hiring for our working student position. We are seeking a self-motivated, hardworking equestrian. Position is six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. most days. There is plenty of riding on nice horses and the opportunity to have lessons on [...]