The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention will be here before you know it!
From December 6-10, join us at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California for learning, discussion, awards, excellent food and drinks, extensive shopping and friends galore – what could be better than that? The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is the perfect excuse to take a short break from winter at the barn and spend some time in sunny Long Beach!
Five venues in the U.S. put in a bid to be the host of the next CCI4* competition – the second in the U.S. and only the seventh in the world. In January, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors narrowed it down to two venues to host a new CCI4* eventing competition beginning in the autumn of 2019: Fair Hill and Great Meadow. The next step is for the USEF to announce their decision of which venue will be put forth to the FEI for final approval.
This week's USEA Events A-Z is a bit different as the Event at Archer is brand new and will be hosting its first USEA recognized horse trial on August 26-27, 2017 at the Archer Equestrian Park a fairground with two large outdoor arenas, 50 covered stalls, 48 uncovered stalls and ample space for trailer and RV parking.
Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team in the CICO3* FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing , to be hosted at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 7-9, 2017.
Canada will be represented by the following athletes:
Lisa Marie Fergusson/Vancouver, BC/Honor Me/Lisa Marie Fergusson
Selena O’Hanlon/Kingston, ON/Foxwood High/John & Judy Rumble
Jessica Phoenix/Cannington, ON/Pavarotti/Don J. Good OR A Little Romance/Donald Leschied
Waylon Roberts/Port Perry, ON/Kelecyn Cognac/Anthony Connolly & L. Skye Levely
Leading equine researcher and scientist, Dr. David Marlin, has been studying thermoregulation and cooling of horses for over 20 years. Marlin shares his advice to keep you and your horse safe if you are training and competing in warm or hot weather
At the beginning of June, the Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) Horse Trials hosted its ever-popular Novice and Training Three-Days as part of the USEA Classic Series. Kim MacMillan was on site at the IEA Three-Day and has complied 10 reasons why this event is not to be missed!
Two educational opportunities will be held at this year's USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships on both the East and West Coasts. Marilyn Payne will be offering an educational forum for current eventing judges, riders, trainers, owners and breeders on the East Coast, and Bea di Grazia will be hosting the educational forum on the West Coast.
Spokane Sport Horse Farm's Second Annual Spring event which was held from May 12-14, 2017 was very honored to host Washington residents Mary Sawyer and her longtime companion Broker's Joker, a 28-year-old black/white Paint gelding by The Stockbroker and out of Regal Rose Gold. The pair rode in the Intro division with and scored a 32.9 in dressage for seventh place, had a clear cross-country round and just an unfortunate senior moment in show jumping resulting in their first ever technical elimination. While we value all of our 200+ competitors Mary and her partner obtained a very unique status at this event. Their combined age is 100 so they therefore completed a CENTURY RIDE!
It was an emotional moment for Germany’s Julia Krajewski when she realized she had scored the biggest win of her career after steering Samourai du Thot to victory at her home event, Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL.
Krajewski riding the 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Milor Landais x Melitos Du Thot) owned by DOKR was third year last year at her first attempt, but now she goes home with the big prize after the fairytale failed to come true for cross-country leader Bettina Hoy and Designer 10.
After today’s cross-country, Bettina Hoy (GER) and Designer 10 (Dali X x Caesy), a 13-year-old Westphalian owned by Wilfried Stute are still in the lead in the four-star event on a 36.0. She is closely followed by Julia Krajewski (GER) with Samurai du Thot (Milor Landais x Melitos Du Thot), an 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by DOKR, and Nicola Wilson (GBR) with Bulana, Jo and James Lambert's 11-year-old KWPN mare (Tygo x Sulana). All three riders stayed within the optimum time of 11:11.
After day two of the four-star dressage, Bettina Hoy and Designer 10 (Dali X x Caesy), a 13-year-old Westphalian owned by Wilfried Stute, take the lead with just 36.0 penalties. As the new overnight leader she is going start in the cross-country phase in first. In second place are Julia Krajewski with Samurai du Thot (Milor Landais x Melitos Du Thot), an 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by DOKR, followed by Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, Jacqueline Mars, Robin Parsky and Phoebe and Michael Manders' 12-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) in third on a 38.0. After a day of sun, wind, rain and excellent sport, everybody is now looking forward to tomorrow’s beautiful cross-country.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates, locations and judges for the 2017 Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships on the East and West Coasts.
The East Coast Championship will be held October 11-12 at Fairhill International in Elkton, Md. The West Coast Championship will be held on October 5 at the Woodside International Three-Day Event and H.T. in Woodside, Calif.
This year’s lineup of judges on both coasts are impressive and consist of internationally-renowned event rider, and Badminton Horse Trials winner, Ian Stark; USEF dressage and eventing judge and former USET rider, Mark Weissbecker; and returning judge and speaker on producing and evaluating young horse prospects, Faith Fessenden.