Team members compete at every level from intro to CCI2**. Our team is a fun, safe, learning community for all levels of Collegiate Riders and Eventers! Each rider uses either their own horse or a leased horse in team lessons, schoolings, clinics, and competitions. While not all the team competes, we regularly travel to Woodside, Twin Rivers, Fresno County Horse Park, Woodland Stallion Station, and as far as Galway Downs and Shepherd Ranch for competitions.
Learn more about the Intercollegiate Eventing league here:
The team trains under Holly Fox (Fox Farms) and Alana Curtis (Sunfire Equestrian Center). The team frequently brings in a variety of upper-level riders such as Lauren Billy's, Dom Schramm and Hawley Bennett to help broaden and refine all our skills as riders
Holly has been with the team since its creation. and has competed at the 5* level from coast to coast in the U.S. and internationally including competing at Rolex in Kentucky. Holly started riding at age 8 and she has been hooked ever since. Shortly after graduating from college, Holly was selected to be the Olympic test rider for the 1984 Fairbanks Ranch cross country course on her hot TB mare "Mo". Over the next several years, she was also selected for three USET winter training sessions on three different advanced level horses with both Jack Le Goff and Captain Mark Phillips where she gained invaluable classical methods of training. In addition to actively competing in eventing Holly also cross-trains in the jumper and dressage ring earning her Bronze medal in 2017. In addition to coaching the event team, Holly is one of the UC Davis Equestrian Center's Program Coordinators.
Alana has been riding since she was two years old and began competing in Hunter/Jumpers at the age of six. In 1991, at the age of 13, Alana bought a 5-year-old Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse named Sunny and began eventing him at Novice. Alana and Sunny quickly rose through the levels, completing many Preliminary and CCI* competitions throughout California, Oregon, and Arizona. Alana and Sunny were selected to compete at Young riders but were unable to compete to do an injury, upon rehabbing Sunny they schooled through the Advanced level until he was retired. Alana has since shifted her focus to starting young horses and giving OTTB's second careers after racing.
Contact Alana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our 2020-2021 Team Officers
Hailey Trya President
3rd year Animal Science Major
Horse: Numero Uno - 4 year old OTTB
Hailey started her eventing career at just 6 years old and has continued to learn and progress throughout her life. In 2018, Hailey and her horse Friday came to UC Davis from Santa Fe, New Mexico where they trained with Gilly Slayter. By the end of their freshman year on the team, they successfully achieved their goal of moving up to training level. In her second year at Davis, Hailey added a new horse to her life, Uno, a 4 year old OTTB. Uno has continued to teach Hailey more about riding and horse training. Unfortunately, after her second year at Davis, Hailey lost her horse Friday. She is now looking forward to dedicating her time to Uno in order to make him into a successful event horse. She enjoys riding in the team clinics and xc schoolings in order for her and Uno to learn more. Hailey plans to take Uno to his first event this year, and she hopes to continue to progress in her riding career with the support and friendship of the UC Davis Eventing Team. She is very excited to be the President of the team and help old and new members achieve their goals surrounded by our eventing team community.
Christina Perea- Vice President
4th Year Animal Science Major
Horse: Reviving Ophelia (Fifi), 2008 Holsteiner Hanovarian Mare, evented through Novice.
Christina has been riding since she was 7 years old. She started out as a Hunter/Equitation rider and didn't find Eventing until her second year of high school. Since then she has fallen in love with the sport. She started an event team for her high school in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and helped build Skyline Horse Park with introductory to preliminary fences; as well as, put on USEA recognized events. Her first year eventing she placed 1st in three out of five of events in which she competed. She is currently competing at the Novice Level with her horse Fifi. In 2017 she brought Fifi with her to UC Davis and boards her at Sunfire Equestrian. Both Christina and Fifi have been enjoying their time at UC Davis and are excited for the upcoming show season.
Sophia Grant-Counard - Event Coordinator
3rd Year Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Major, Spanish Minor
Horse: Malea, Arab Mare, evented through Intro
Sophia has ridden her whole life but is new to eventing. She joined the team her freshman year and completed her first event this past year with her mare Malea. She is excited to continue learning about Eventing and growing with the team!
Lexi James- Treasurer and Travel Coordinator
3rd Year Animal Science Major
Horse(s): Dawn, Winston
Lexi has been riding horse for years but just completed her first ever event last year with the team. She is from Oregon and currently lives there and works for her trainer. Lexi recently started leasing a preliminary level packer named Winston to gain eventing experience!
Isabelle John- Social Media and Sponsorship Coordinator
2nd Year, Political Science Major
Horse: Blanco, OTTB, Evented through Preliminary level
Isabelle has been riding since she was 7 years old and has tried many disciplines including hunter/jumper, western, and saddle seat. She rode primarily hunters and jumpers in her childhood, but fell in love with eventing 4 years ago. She grew up in Washington state but fell in love with Davis when she visited. When she was 12 she had the opportunity to help train and ride a young horse that was born at her barn. They showed in the hunters, jumpers, and dressage before Belle switched to eventing. Isabelle bought her horse Blanco 3 years ago and they have evented together across Area VI (CA) and Area VII (WA, OR, ID, MT, AK). They recently moved up to preliminary and can’t wait for the new season!!