USEA News

July 30, 2014
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) have teamed up to create the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace on October 4 and 5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. 
 
Each horse will be listed in an online and printed catalogue with video links and photographs. Upon arrival at Pimlico, they will be observed by a veterinarian whose notes will be posted online for potential buyers and adopters to consider. Blemishes, body condition score, and lameness will be noted.
July 30, 2014
Karen O'Connor reviews the final preparation trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy squad, which took place at Great Meadow in Virginia, July 26-27, 2014.
 
July 30, 2014

Only 60 days remain until the start of the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final, and Adult Team Championships. For some, the trip to Texas may seem like a daunting journey, but we’ve collected some cost- and stress-saving tips from the experts: last year’s travelers!

- Use the USEA Ride Share Listings to find a travel partner and share a trailer. In addition to splitting gas costs, your horse will have a travel buddy and so will you!

July 29, 2014
One of the biggest headlines that came out of The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana last weekend was the annoucement of a CCI3* in 2015. 
 
“It is time to move forward and provide the western competitors a CCI3*. We want to continue to make this a showcase event,” Organizer Sarah Broussard told the Flathead Beacon. “We want to create a CCI3* in the U.S.
July 28, 2014

Five days of competition came to a close today at The Event at Rebecca Farm with the third and final phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series. Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF and Matthew Brown of Petaluma, California gave a top class performance, completing Richard Jeffery’s show jumping course without a single fault.

July 27, 2014

The U.S. Land Rover eventing team jumped clear around the cross-country course at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia this morning. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor set the shortened course up to be a series of exercises similar to what competitors may see in Normandy, France at the World Equestrian Games one month from now. Horses and riders finished full of confidence and looking ahead to a promising World Games experience.

July 27, 2014

Conditions could not have been more perfect for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series CIC3* cross-country at The Event at Rebecca Farm. Organizer Sarah Broussard and her father Jerome provided the horses with the best possible footing and a quality course courtesy of British course designer Ian Stark. The fences, built by one of the best course builders in the world, Bert Wood, were true works of art; most of them were carved out of a solid block of wood with a chain saw and no detail was missed.

July 27, 2014

The Americans gave an impressive performance in the show jumping phase at the World Equestrian Games Prep Event with eight clear rounds. Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 maintained their lead after producing a double-clear round in front of a charged audience at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia.

“It’s a sensational evening here,” Martin said. “It was a lot of atmosphere and the horses responded well. I was thrilled with [Shamwari]. He came in here and jumped beautiful. I’m feeling confident going into tomorrow.

July 26, 2014

Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 earned the top dressage score at the World Equestrian Games Preparatory Trials today at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.

On a penalty score of 42.0, Martin and Shamwari 4, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by the Shamwari Syndicate, led the field of American team riders and alternates. Canadian riders Jessica Phoenix and Selena O’Hanlon are also participating.

July 26, 2014
The dressage phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series was completed today at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, with Gin and Juice performing a personal best for Hawley Bennett-Awad to lay down a score of 47.1. Owned by Linda Paine, Gin and Juice (by Audio out of Qtrpastree) is competing in her last event before flying to Normandy, France on August 14 for the World Equestrian Games. 
 
Matthew Brown of Petaluma, California coaxed a lovely, accurate test out of Super Socks BCF, earning a 47.3 to go into second place.
July 25, 2014
The 2014 Adequan USEA Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series returned to the beautiful Event at Rebecca Farm in the Flathead Valley near Kalispell, Montana this week. Twenty-one horses entered the CIC3* and were turned out impeccably for the judges at the First Horse Inspection early in Thursday morning. They could be forgiven a few high jinx given the strong winds and the drop in temperatures between Wednesday and Thursday. 
 
The competition for the Gold Cup and PRO Tour Series starts at 2:30 p.m.
July 24, 2014

Five days of exciting competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, Mont.) kicked off on Wednesday with the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition for four-year-olds and five-year-olds. 

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