USEA News

October 23, 2017

Del Mar Eventing is thrilled to announce Eric Winter as the new CCI3* cross-country course designer for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event in Temecula, CA, November 2-5, 2017.

October 23, 2017

In our last Rule Refresher, we covered the rules dictating protective equipment and training aids such as whips and spurs that are permissible in competition. Now, we're covering the rules outlining appropriate dress for riders for all three phases. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.

5. DRESSAGE TEST.

October 21, 2017

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. The award is presented at a series of events throughout the year at the Training level to one junior rider and one adult amateur rider who demonstrate technique on cross-country for a list of criteria including gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions. Judges, who must be either Level III or IV ICP certified, USEF Licensed Eventing Officials or USET Senior Team Riders, reward the top riders who excel at these skills.

October 20, 2017

In November of 1979 it was announced in the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) that a new high score award trophy would be presented annually to the leading Junior rider in the country in memory of Linda Moore. The trophy itself is a bronze sculpture by artist, Patricia Dunn Bowen, of Woodbury, Connecticut. The sculpture entitled 'Miss You' is of a free -moving horse that captures the expression of concern shown by a horse for his missing master. The bronze was commissioned by Moore’s friends, Judy Danneman and Sue Maynard. A few years later the award would be given to the top Young Rider of the year based of the USEA leaderboard standings. 

October 19, 2017

Caber Farm Horse Trials in Onalaska, Washington (Area VII) hosts one USEA recognized event every year on the final weekend in August and offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Caber Farm is a boarding and training facility year-round and also hosts clinics and Pony Club rallies.

October 18, 2017

The time has come to take a stronger stance on the usage of frangible technology in the sport of eventing. We as the leaders of the sport have the moral obligation to say that the time for use of all currently available safety technology is now. With that in mind, the USEA Cross-Country Safety Sub-Committee strongly recommends that the FEI mandates rather than strongly recommends that all open rail fences, gates, oxers and oxer corners must be built using reverse frangible technology. The time is now.

October 18, 2017

A number of Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement that were mailed out recently were incorrect. New corrected certificates are on their way. To see a full list of certificate recipients, click here

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!

October 18, 2017

The 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., December 6-10, is less than two months away, and we could not be more excited about all the different topics and speakers that are lined up to present.

The focus of this year’s convention is on event organizers, but our schedule will offer three different tracks that attendees can choose from: “Events,” Eventers,” and “Equine.” Each track will feature a variety of presentations and forums focused around a common theme to educate and engage members.

October 17, 2017

Two-time USEA Lady Rider of the Year, Olympic and Pan-Am Games rider, Lauren Kieffer is taking the USEA along on “bringing up babies” as she shares a year in the life of four of her 6-year-olds in their journey to become top level event horses. Catch up on Part 1, 2, and 3

October 16, 2017

So you are interested in competing in a USEA Classic Three-Day at the Preliminary, Training, Novice or Beginner Novice level? Great! It is a fun and educational event to set as a goal.

There are many factors that have to be taken into consideration including the time of year the competition will be held, the type of horse you own, the level of the competition and how many times you will be competing before the competition. All this should be factored in as you move toward getting yourself and your horse fit enough to compete at a long format three-day.

October 16, 2017

Tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) are now on sale to the public.

Read the full press release from Tryon here.

Tickets are available online at www.tryon2018.com.

Tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 include the following options: a standard Day Pass, Individual Event Pass, All Session Discipline Pass, All Session Day Pass – Weekdays Only, All Games Pass – Week One, All Games Pass – Week Two, and an All Games Pass.

October 16, 2017

In the wake of the devastation brought upon Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Lauren Billys has started a fundraiser to aid the hundreds of horses on the island who are in dire need of assistance. 

“When Puerto Rico was hit with back-to-back hurricanes, the island’s power, water and necessities to live became nonexistent. As the island works through this time, there are so many places in need,” Lauren said. 

“I am Puerto Rican and have been competing under this flag for seven years. Most immediately, our friends in Puerto Rico have reached out to receive basic needs for horses that are also struggling through this time.”

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