In January 2017, SAzEA, a not-for-profit organization, entered into an agreement with the Pima County Fair Commission to lease 60 acres adjacent to the PCF to develop a world class cross country course. In March 2018 we celebrated the completion of southern Arizona's only cross-country course by hosting our first USEA sanctioned Horse Trials. Since then we’ve continued to improve and build out our course and become a major player in the eventing circuit.
Our Mission and background
When Grass Ridge Farm, in Sonoita, Arizona, stopped hosting Eventing competitions in 2014 we formed SAzEA to support eventing in Southern Arizona. Our mission is to promote equestrian education and development in Southern Arizona by supporting and conducting eventing competitions, clinics, and schooling opportunities in a safe, wholesome environment that fosters good sportsmanship and enjoyment of the sport. We host two USEA sanctioned Horse Trials a year.
Our venue is at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona. The fairgrounds provides outstanding dressage and jumping arenas, boarding facilities, and RV hookups. Our cross country course currently supports Pre-Comp through Modified level cross-country riders. Additional tracks and a Preliminary level will be available in 2020. Everything we do is funded through fundraising, donations, and volunteering by our supporters. You can Donate to help us make this vision a reality.
Photograph by Karen and Brad Emerson, licensed under CC BY 2.0