EVENTING 2016-2026: USEA to Hold Sport Summit at the Annual Meeting and Convention


The sport of Eventing has undergone dramatic changes in the last 10-15 years. The loss of the Classic long format has changed the type of horses required to excel, FEI rules and increased qualification criteria has seen a proliferation of CICs, which in turn impacts national horse trials at all levels. Rules to improve safety of both horse and rider have increased participation costs for riders.

John Michael Durr Develops His Techniques for Creating Educational Courses at Virginia Horse Trials


Lexington, VA, May 28, 2016 - In December 2015, Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) announced the creation of the Course Designer Mentor Program intended to encourage the future development of the sport and provide a valuable educational opportunity for someone pursuing a career in cross-country course design.

University of Georgia Crowned 2016 USEA Intercollegiate Champions


The Inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Championship came down to a nail-biting finale with first and second place teams separated by less than a point. It was The University of Georgia (UGA) Red Team who hunkered down this weekend to finish victorious walking away with the top spot. The Bulldogs won on a combined score of 99.06, advancing ahead of the overnight leaders, Clemson University, on the final day of competition.

Competition Kicks Off at The USEA Inaugural Intercollegiate Championship


The Inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Team Championship officially kicked off Thursday morning with the first student riders performing their dressage tests at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va. Thirty-seven collegiate riders from ten schools form the ten teams each vying for a chance to claim the championship title.

It Takes A Village: Introducing Coaching Allowed Division at Southern Eighths


The Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, S.C. was the first horse trials in the country to offer the newly developed Coaching Allowed Division (CAT) at its May horse trials. Though the division was small, the riders’ efforts were mighty, and educational benefits of the new class were evident. 

Future Event Horse Free Jumping Clinic at Dragonfire Farm


This week on the Podcast, we discuss the Future Event Horse (FEH) west coast free jumping clinic which took place last weekend at Dragonfire Farm. Clinician and young horse expert Robin Walker joins us along with Dragonfire Farm owner Jen McFall to give us a glimpse into the mechanics of free jumping young horses. 

About The Future Event Horse Jump Chute Competition


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