Fact Sheet Regarding USEA Area Realignment and Area Competitions, Championships, Young Riders, Adult Riders, and Awards Programs
The second of two ICP Symposiums, taught by Chris Bartle, was held at Longwood Farm South, Ocala, Fla., on January 19-20th. Liz Halliday, Sharon White and Lauren Kieffer share their impressions and experiences. Click here to listen, or listen below:
In anticipation of the 2015 "Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect" symposium in Ocala, Fla., February 16-18, Kristy Ernst recapped the 2014 Young and Future Event Horse symposium at Otterbein University.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is proud to announce the continuation of the Eventing Frangible Technology Grant Program. Organizers of USEF-licensed eventing competitions may apply for a grant to supplement the use of frangible devices.
The USEA is now accepting nominations for the 2015 USEA Hall of Fame. Please submit the name of your favorite eventing legend or notable contributor to the sport, equine or human, to Jo Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horses and riders must be retired from international competition in order to be eligible. Go to the USEA Hall of Fame to view the current inductees, and please submit recommendations by Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
For nearly a decade, Winsome Adante was the highest scoring event horse of all time in the United States with a whopping 1,355 points. Piloted by Kim Severson and owned by Linda Wachtmeister of Plain Dealing Farm, the Thoroughbred gelding (Saunter - Juswith Genoa) enjoyed an eight-year tenure at the top of the High Point Horse leaderboard after officially retiring in 2007. His illustrious career included three Rolex Kentucky CCI4* wins, a gold medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, and team bronze and individual silver medals at the 2004 Olympics.
Due to weather conditions, the USEA office will be closed on Monday, January 26. We hope that everyone affected by the winter storm in the northeast stays safe!
In 1984, Bruce Davidson was awarded the Windy Acre Farm Trophy for Rider of the Year for the second year in a row, following a successful eventing season in 1983 on Pilot Kid, J.J. Babu, and Dr. Peaches. At that point in his career, he had won Burghley and the World Championships twice, and had been riding for the USET for over a decade. The award was made doubly special because a horse that he produced and rode up through the levels, Pilot Kid, was awarded Horse of the Year as well.
The USEA Instructors Certification Symposium (ICP) West Coast presented by Chris Bartle took place at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA January 16-17th. Barb Crabo from Area X and Lauren Billys from Area VI share their impressions of the dressage and jumping sessions during the two days and how they benefitted. Listen here.
The USEF Board of Directors has adopted new Mission and Vision Statements. To read the full text, please follow these links:
Below is the winning essay of the 2015 Worth the Trust Young Adult Amateur scholarship. Congratulations to Rebecca Barber, and best of luck in the future!
John Marshall, the organizer of Fresno Horse Trials in Area VI, tells us what their program looks like in 2015, and Katie Coleman offers a natural skin remedy for horses.