USEA News

September 23, 2016

A total field of 29 future event horses came together today for the 2016 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) West Coast Championships, presented by Priefert. With eleven 3-year-olds, seven 2-year-olds and eleven yearlings, this was the largest FEH West Coast Championship the program has seen in history.

In FEH classes, horses are judged on both their conformation and the quality and correctness of their gaits.  Upon entering the arena, their handlers are asked to stand the horses up for inspection to allow the judge to analyze the strengths and weaknesses in their conformation.  Then, they are asked to walk a 15-meter triangle, and then trot a 30-meter triangle.  Finally, they are asked to stand up one last time for the judge to make their final observations.

September 23, 2016

Tips and Tricks of the Trade is an article series that gives you the industry secrets from the best grooms in the country, and it is brought to you by Athletux

At any show impeccable turnout is essential. From your tack to the braids to the sheen of your horse’s coat, how you present yourself and your horse makes a lasting impression. Want to up your game? Make a note of the three things world-class groom Kathleen Murray wouldn’t head to a show without:

Kathleen and Ballynoe Castle RM. Photo via BDJ's Facebook Page. 

September 22, 2016

EV104 Participation [CHAPTER EV-1 General Rules For All Eventing Competitions]

See also EV123.1 for Tests, Appendix 3 for Horse Trials and Appendix 8 for Three-Day Events.

2. JUNIORS. An Organizer may offer a competition for Juniors at Tests, at Horse Trials at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary Levels and at One Star Events. Competitors in Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training and Modified Horse Trials shall compete as Juniors until the end of the calendar year in which

September 22, 2016

As the fall competition season is in full swing, the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is quickly approaching! Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. December 7-11 for a long weekend to discuss, learn and enjoy time surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. Learning opportunities are endless. There will be countless seminars, taught by industry professionals, to learn something new, or to learn more on something you’re already passionate about.

September 21, 2016

Chattahoochee Hills is excited to announce that our Spring CIC***/**/* will run in conjunction with the established Horse Trials on April 7-9th 2017. We believe this date will give opportunities for both the Horse Trials divisions and Collegiate Challenge competitors to ride on a bigger stage than normal and the CIC divisions to compete and prepare themselves for up-coming CCI outings. 

Edited 9/23, No entry fees will be waived for this event as previously announced. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in the Spring. Click here for the omnibus listing. 

Visit www.chatthillseventing.com for more information. 

September 21, 2016

This article is provided through a partnership between the USEA and Athletux.

September 20, 2016

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C., will be the host site for the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) on August 30 – September 3, 2017, and the Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colo. will be the host site for the 2018 AEC.

September 19, 2016

The 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover was one we will definitely never forget! We laughed, we cheered and we celebrated the months and years of hard work that each competitor put in to be there. To celebrate, we would like to know who YOU want on the cover of the upcoming AEC issue of Eventing USA.

Please pick your favorite pair of champions below. You can click each image to enlarge for a closer look. Voting ends Tuesday, September 20 at midnight. Don’t forget to share with your friends!

September 19, 2016

The annual Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are now available! These scholarships, one for Adult Amateurs and one for Young Adults, aim to reward up-and-coming amateur eventers by helping to fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions and private or group instruction. 

September 18, 2016

Former-Aussies Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin rose from the ashes today and proved that you’re never too good to fall off. Both ran into trouble at the same element on their respective two-star mounts and gave spectators a scare. Fortunately, both riders and horses were no worse for the wear, and they returned for Dutton to win the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* with Mr. Candyman and finish third with I’m Sew Ready, and for Martin to come in second with Crackerjack.

September 18, 2016

Paddy the “Second Place Champion” Caddy put all the pieces together this weekend at Plantation Field International Horse Trials with rider Erin Sylvester for a big win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division. This is his first big win at the level, and it’s handily done beating out four-star veterans Mclovin, who finished in second with Ryan Wood, and Steady Eddie, who finished in third with Boyd Martin.

September 17, 2016

Like the CIC3* division before it, the top three in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division also remained unchanged after show jumping today at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy are in the lead followed by Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie in second, and Ryan Wood and McLovin in third.

Frank McEntee’s Paddy the Caddy (Azamore x Slamy) carefully navigated around today’s course adding no points to their dressage score of 29.7. The 9-year-old Irish Thoroughbred finished very pleased with his achievement, sharing a nice big buck with Sylvester. “When he’s feeling pretty good about himself he likes to buck. The cheering just kind of fed it, and then he put on quite a show,” Sylvester laughed.  

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