USEA News

October 23, 2014

We've got some top-notch speakers coming to this year's USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas from December 3-7. To whet your appetite, we are previewing some of those speakers over the next several weeks.

Planning for and Handling Horses During Emergencies with Eldon Reyer

October 23, 2014

Do you have a special connection with someone being recognized at this year’s Annual Meeting and Convention and you want to find a way to honor them?  Purchasing an advertisement to be included in the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention Program is a great way to show your appreciation to your fellow eventer or family member for their amazing achievements this year.

October 22, 2014

Melissa Hunsberger from Lovettsville, Va., rode Dawn Erdman's Warmblood/TB gelding Rule of Thumb to win the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 4-year-old Championship. William Coleman from Gordonsville, Va., won the 5-year-old Championship riding the former French racehorse Vagabon de Champdoux.  For a full report and photos plus complete results please visit the website 

October 21, 2014

Does your saddle fit your horse? Is it helping or hindering his performance? 

USEA Editors Leslie Threlkeld and Caroline Culbertson met with professional saddle fitter Patty Merli to discuss some basics of saddle fitting that can be evaluated at home before calling a pro. Click the link below to see part one of this two-part series - you may be surprised by what you learn!

October 21, 2014

Ocala, Florida - Equiventures, LLC., purchased by Richard Trayford last spring, is very pleased to announce updates to the Ocala Horse Properties Horse Trials for their November 2014 horse trials as well as 2015 horse trials next January, February, and April. These additions should fulfill not only your competitive needs, but your appetite and thirst for entertainment as well.

October 20, 2014

Elkton, Md. –The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday as three- and two-star competitors proved their mettle over Sally Ike-designed show jumping tracks. Both Jennie Brannigan and Julie Richards produced faultless rounds to claim victory in the CCI3* and CCI2*, respectively.

October 20, 2014


At the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in December 2011, Sharon White was surprised and honored to receive the $30,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant.

Three years later, White is fulfilling the end goal of this generous grant as she spends several weeks overseas, representing the United States at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands with Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection and the Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* in France with Dale Clabaugh’s Wundermaske.  

October 18, 2014

Elkton, Md. – Quick, clear trips were the order of the day over Derek di Grazia’s CCI cross-country tracks on Saturday at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International. In the CCI3* Boyd Martin lengthened his lead, while in the CCI2* Great Britain’s Victoria Jessop holds the overall lead, but it is Julie Richards that heads the USEF National Two Star Championship title hunt.

October 17, 2014

The 2014 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Champions were crowned today at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. after a jumping test that included both show jumping and cross-country fences.

Judges Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck (Md.), Bea di Grazia (Calif.), and William Micklem (IRL) were looking for athletic, elastic moving horses with promising jumping techniques that, with correct training, will develop physically and mentally into strong upper-level mounts. The jumping and galloping portion is weighted the most heavily of the three sections at 50 percent of the total score.

October 17, 2014

Elkton, Md. - The first phase of competition at the Fair Hill International came to a conclusion on Friday as the final 45 combinations in CCI3* competition completed their dressage tests, while the second half of the CCI2* field headed down centerline. Boyd Martin and Master Frisky will head out on the cross-country in the pole position of the three-star, and in the two-star no one was able to catch Thursday’s leader Matthew Brown.

October 17, 2014

Victor, NY—If the Stuart Horse Trials wanted to top its successful 25th anniversary last July, then today’s news certainly fits the bill.

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is partnering with Stuart Horse Trials to organize the Stuart event in Victor, NY, starting in July 2015.

October 17, 2014

A horse feed company is working with Boise State University students to conduct a survey of the horse community. The findings of this survey will help us improve and serve you better. Your input is very important to us.  This survey will only take you about 15 minutes to complete. Survey participants can choose to be entered in to win one of four $25 gift certificates. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could give us your feedback by clicking on the link below and taking the survey before October 20, 2014.

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