The USEA is accepting expressions of interest from potential host sites of the American Eventing Championships (AEC), beginning in 2016.
The AEC, which is conducted over 4 days, may be held anywhere in the United States. While the competition has previously run during the month of September, all potential dates may be considered. Historically, the AEC has been held at a location for three years at a time, but the USEA is open to contracts of varying terms.
Lauren Kieffer and Buck Davidson, winners of the Devoucoux Lady Rider of the Year and World Equestrian Brands Rider of the Year respectively, share their reaction to winning the titles this year and offer a preview of their plans for 2014. Lauren also presents this week's Training Tip.
The “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium will be a wonderful educational event for anyone interested in breeding, handling, buying, riding and evaluating young event horses. Taking place in Ocala, Florida, February 16-18, this symposium will explain both the Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) programs and provide a certification opportunity for YEH/FEH judges.
What's Your Excuse?
We all make excuses from time to time. Regardless of the excuse, their purpose is usually to deflect blame away from ourselves after a poor performance or mistake. From the wind and the judge to our horse and the order of go, there's no shortage of things we can find to take the blame for our missteps. Unfortunately, when we deflect blame away from ourselves, we also deflect away any possibility of learning from our mistake.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Leslie Law has been named as the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach, pending contract negotiations.
On December 13, Congress approved a bill to fund the government through the 2015 fiscal year. The bill includes several provisions which are relevant to the horse industry and equine welfare, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, according to the American Horse Council.
Lexington, Kentucky- The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the addition of Elinor MacPhail, of Bluemont, Va., to the 2015 Eventing 25 Program. MacPhail had applied to be part of the 2015 program by the deadline but due to an administrative error her application was not originally received by the Talent Advisory Group.
This is a one-time opportunity that you will not want to miss!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has secured Germany’s National Eventing Coach, Christopher Bartle (GBR) to conduct the Instructor’s Certification Program’s (ICP) Symposia at both East and West coast venues in January 2015.
On Friday and Saturday, January 16-17, 2015 Chris will teach at the ICP Symposium West at Galway Downs in Temecula, California. He will then travel to Ocala to teach the ICP Symposium East held at Longwood Farm South on Monday and Tuesday, January 19-20.
Our staff would like to wish a happy and healthy holiday season to the members, sponsors, and associates of the USEA. We are grateful for your membership and support.
The USEA office will be closed on the following days:
Thanksgiving Day – office closed
Friday after Thanksgiving – office closed
Christmas Eve – office open ½ day, closing early
Christmas Day – office closed
Friday after Christmas Day – office closed
Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was today elected as President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131.
De Vos, 51, Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011, was elected to take charge of the world governing body of equestrian sport during this morning’s session of the FEI General Assembly in Baku (AZE).
We are excited to announce the USEA 12 Days of Giveaways Facebook contest! We've got Weatherbeeta blankets, RideAlert bracelets and memberships, EventingTrainingOnline.com subscriptions, leather halters and leads, a Mountain Horse jacket, and Omega Alpha prize packs that are yours for the taking.
Jo Whitehouse, CEO, reviews this year's Annual Meeting & Convention, which was held in Area V at Dallas Fort Worth from December 3-7th, and Doug Payne has our Training Tip of the Week.