Horses, riders and spectators braved freezing late-November temperatures and flocked to Morven Park in Leesburg, Va., over the last two days to learn from six-time Olympian Mary King.
The clinic, organized by Kelly Gage of Team EnGaged, featured two-days of lessons with the iconic rider, was open to green horses and riders through Advanced level pairs.
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
As the holidays approach, are you searching for that perfect gift for a special eventer?
The USEA is excited to announce a landmark educational opportunity for those interested in breeding, handling, buying, riding and evaluating young event horses. A three-day “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium will be held in Ocala, Florida, on February 16-18, 2015.
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 few weeks.
If you won a sponsor prize at any USEA horse trials or USEA program (Classic Series, Gold Cup, YEH/FEH, Technical Merit) in 2014, please make sure to redeem your winnings and gift certificates before the year ends, unless the certificate states otherwise.
With respect to our loyal sponsors, we ask that everyone holding gift certificates from a 2014 event to redeem them as soon as possible. Most of these will not be redeemable as of the New Year. If you have any further questions about redeeming your prizes, call Kate Lokey at the USEA office: 703-779-9897
I nearly fell off my chair when I heard that Lucinda Green was going to be teaching a two-day cross-country clinic in Area II. The cherry on top was that it would be held at one my favorite venues: Loch Moy Farm! For those of you who didn’t have her poster on your wall growing up, Lucinda won Badminton Horse Trials a record six times on six different horses. You don’t get much more high-caliber than that!
The USEA Board of Governors would like to reassure all members that they are listening closely to their concerns, reading each and every email and letter they have received. An independent task force has been established to review the rule change proposals to Appendices I and II prior to the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Texas.
Jo Whitehouse tells us what to expect at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention, which takes place at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX, December 3-7th, and Doug Payne offers a jumping exercise as part of our series on Training Tips.
Gladstone, N.J. - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2015 Amanda Warrington Grant to Eventing rider Kurt Martin of Middleburg, VA. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund. Earlier this year, Martin and his talented mount Anna Bella took home the winning honors at the Fair Hill International CIC***.
Developing Sponsor Relationships for Organizers and Riders with Gina Miles and Christie Tull
The discounted room rate ($149) at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel for the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, Dec. 3-7, has been extended until November 14! After this date, the rates will go back up, starting at $279 per night.
On Saturday, ground was broken on a 66-acre lot in Aiken, S.C., marking the space that will become the Aiken Horse Park over the next year. The Aiken Horse Park is the realization of the late Bruce Duchossois' dream to provide an premier schooling and competition facility for equestrians of all levels to enjoy.