This week's Throwback Thursday presented by the Endowment Trust reminds us about the proper etiquette in the warm-up arena at competitions.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.
In response to feedback from its membership, the United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors took the following actions on Monday, February 23 in order to improve the process, procedures, and fairness of competition licensing.
Attention, competitors! If you plan to compete in an FEI 1*, 2* or 3* competition in 2015, please make note of the new FEI dressage tests for these levels. The 4* test will remain the same, but some changes have been made to the A and B tests of the aforementioned levels. These tests are effective as of March 2, 2015.
The new tests can be viewed here:
Lisa Borgia from Area VI who spends her winter training with Becky Holder in North Carolina, and Kylie Dermody from Area I, who is based in Ocala, FL for the winter, have both started the season in great form. Listen here or on the podcast below.
The Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event is excited to announce its partnership with the Area II Young Rider Advancement Program (YRAP).
With the relatively recent addition of a Novice Three-Day division, more young riders have been able to take advantage of the event’s hybrid education-competition set up. The event will run Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, marking a shift from its usual Wednesday through Saturday arrangement. The move is intended to make the show more accessible to both competitors and spectators.
Raeford, NC - With just four weeks until the start of competition, the Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International is once again set to host a world-class eventing competition. After a record setting inaugural event, the 2015 edition has raised the bar for competitors, owners, patrons, and fans as it announces major sponsorships, in addition to awarding increased prize money and delivering a live webcast of the weekend’s feature competition.
On the final day of the “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium, Dr. Tim Holekamp and Dr. Maren Engelhardt wrapped up the informative three days with a few classroom sessions held in the morning.
The second day of the “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium focused on the four- and five-year-olds that are developing under saddle, instead of the yearlings through three-year-olds that took the stage yesterday (go here and here for yesterday's coverage).
The US Equestrian Federation is seeking to appoint two Sport Programs Assistants to work with the Olympic Disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Showjumping as well as the Non-Olympic Disciplines of Reining and Endurance. Under the direction of the Managing Directors of Dressage and Eventing, these positions support the Sport Department’s mission to put in place programs that will identify talented athletes and horses, assist with their development and ultimately win medals in international competition.
In preparation for predicted winter weather, Pine Top Farm has adjusted its event schedule to accommodate for unusually harsh temperatures which are expected to dip into the lower teens on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
To allow for temperatures to moderate somewhat before starting Dressage, we will delay the start of Dressage for all CICs and Advanced divisions competing on Friday.
Advanced will now compete over two days, with Cross Country on Saturday.