The Inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Championship officially kicked off Thursday morning with the first student riders performing their dressage tests at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va. 37 collegiate Riders from ten schools form ten teams each vying for a chance to claim the championship title.
Sarah Pyne and Call Me Commander. USEA/Shelby Allen Photo.
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.
HOTC co-organizer Cindy Deporter is on the USEA Membership Committee that created the concept of the CAT. “We had many healthy discussion about it with all of us feeling like it was the correct way to move forward. The idea of course was to encourage the Beginner Rider into our sport and help the more timid rider to be able to make the move up to Novice with assistance,” Deporter said.
This article originally appeared on Eventing Nation, ‘Is This Sport Safe Enough?’ Breaking Down the Latest Eventing Safety Statistics.
Following the recent posting by Dr. Joanna Newton, "A Way Forward: How Eventing Can Use Established Strategies to Improve Safety," I thought I might provide an update from the perspective of the National Safety Officer for Canadian Eventing.
Area II, in conjunction with Waredaca Horse Trials, Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials and the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm, is pleased to announce an exciting new program to promote and recognize the heart and soul of eventing: volunteers.
From volunteer check-in on your smartphone to an online source for organizers to coordinate volunteers, this new pilot program, the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) kicks off with big plans to streamline the volunteer experience. Area II will launch and test this idea before expanding across the country.
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
Waredaca values YOU…as our boarder, our student, our visitor, our volunteer, and our eventing competitor. The focus of this note is for YOU, the eventing competitor.
To VALUE anything means to recognize its importance. As one of our eventing competitors, we would like to share some exciting changes occurring at the farm from which you will appreciate and benefit. Competing at Waredaca already includes you into our vast extended family, where despite the numbers, most of you we know by name and look forward to seeing you throughout the year!
For 12 years, the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) has offered qualified USEA members of all ages and levels the chance to compete in the only national championships of its kind in the United States. Each September, hundreds of juniors, adult amateurs and professionals travel from all across the nation to participate in this prestigious competition, vying for the chance to win a piece of the prize money, an unrivaled number or prizes and to be named the best in the nation at their respective levels.
Area VI is next up in a series of 11 town hall meetings being hosted around the country this year. The town hall meetings are a continuation of the Eventing 2016-2026 Summit which was held at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Those in attendance will be invited to discuss the issues facing the sport and their recommendations on how the USEA can address them. Members of the USEA Board of Governors, USEA staff and local leadership will be present to listen and take notes on the input provided. All town hall meetings will be free and open to all people with a stake in U.S. Eventing.
Area VI Town Hall:
Lexington, VA, May 22, 2016 - The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and Virginia Horse Trials are pleased to announce the teams for the inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship taking place this week at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.
Eight colleges and universities are fielding riders for the championships to make up nine full teams. The following teams will compete for the Championship:
Sarah Pyne / Call Me Commander - CCI*
Samantha Hay / Tre’ Jolie -Training
Anna Fogerty / Dunlavin Fox - Novice
Alex Peterson / Willie Wiggins - CCI*
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RED
Devon Olivier / Karisma - Training
Emily Cardin / Schwalbestrum - Novice
Thirteen horses traveled to Wilton, Calif., this past weekend to participate in the Priefert USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Jump Chute Clinic at the beautiful Dragonfire Farm. The two day clinic provided owners, trainers, riders, breeders and handlers on the West Coast the opportunity to familiarize their young horses to the jump chute process. As previously announced, the 2016 USEA FEH Championships will feature a mandatory free jumping competition for the 3-year-old horses in addition to the standard in-hand class.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is very pleased to report that the Le Samurai Grants funding Adult Rider Programs (ARP) around the nation have been refunded and are now available! These grants are available to all areas and may be used to fund 2016 Adult Rider educational programs, such as clinics, camps and seminars. Adult Rider coordinators are urged to complete their grant applications as soon as possible.
Philippa Kate Humphreys age 33, of Rockford, MI died tragically while competing in the CCI*** competition at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
The daughter of John and Gill Richards, Philippa was born in Chester England on November 16, 1982. She sat on a pony for the first time when she was 2-years-old and was taking lessons by the time she was four. As a young rider, Philippa trained in England with Tuffy Tilley who helped to transform her from a horse-crazy young girl into a serious competitor.