USEA News

October 20, 2014

Elkton, Md. –The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday as three- and two-star competitors proved their mettle over Sally Ike-designed show jumping tracks. Both Jennie Brannigan and Julie Richards produced faultless rounds to claim victory in the CCI3* and CCI2*, respectively.

October 20, 2014


At the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in December 2011, Sharon White was surprised and honored to receive the $30,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant.

Three years later, White is fulfilling the end goal of this generous grant as she spends several weeks overseas, representing the United States at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands with Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection and the Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* in France with Dale Clabaugh’s Wundermaske.  

October 18, 2014

Elkton, Md. – Quick, clear trips were the order of the day over Derek di Grazia’s CCI cross-country tracks on Saturday at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International. In the CCI3* Boyd Martin lengthened his lead, while in the CCI2* Great Britain’s Victoria Jessop holds the overall lead, but it is Julie Richards that heads the USEF National Two Star Championship title hunt.

October 17, 2014

The 2014 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Champions were crowned today at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. after a jumping test that included both show jumping and cross-country fences.

Judges Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck (Md.), Bea di Grazia (Calif.), and William Micklem (IRL) were looking for athletic, elastic moving horses with promising jumping techniques that, with correct training, will develop physically and mentally into strong upper-level mounts. The jumping and galloping portion is weighted the most heavily of the three sections at 50 percent of the total score.

October 17, 2014

Elkton, Md. - The first phase of competition at the Fair Hill International came to a conclusion on Friday as the final 45 combinations in CCI3* competition completed their dressage tests, while the second half of the CCI2* field headed down centerline. Boyd Martin and Master Frisky will head out on the cross-country in the pole position of the three-star, and in the two-star no one was able to catch Thursday’s leader Matthew Brown.

October 17, 2014

Victor, NY—If the Stuart Horse Trials wanted to top its successful 25th anniversary last July, then today’s news certainly fits the bill.

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is partnering with Stuart Horse Trials to organize the Stuart event in Victor, NY, starting in July 2015.

October 17, 2014

A horse feed company is working with Boise State University students to conduct a survey of the horse community. The findings of this survey will help us improve and serve you better. Your input is very important to us.  This survey will only take you about 15 minutes to complete. Survey participants can choose to be entered in to win one of four $25 gift certificates. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could give us your feedback by clicking on the link below and taking the survey before October 20, 2014.

October 16, 2014

The 2014 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships got underway today in Elkton, Maryland at Fair Hill International. The morning started off cool and cloudy, and these young horses were exposed to plenty of atmosphere with flags flying, cross-country jumps placed nearby, and the CCI2* horses competing on the opposite side of the main arena. Twenty-four five-year-olds and 13 four-year-olds performed a dressage test, and then their saddles were stripped and they were judged on their conformation and jogged on a concrete strip.

October 15, 2014

The proposed USEF rule change regarding the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary levels is still very much up for deliberation, and the USEA would like to welcome the input of its members.

October 15, 2014

William Micklem, who is one of the judges at the Young Event Horse Championships taking place this week at the Fair Hill International Horse Trials, explains what he looks for in young horses. Click here for the list of entries and ride times.

Listen to the podcast here!

October 14, 2014

Nadeem Noon, a beloved trainer and event rider in Area VIII, has been diagnosed with a very rare and serious disease called Amyloidosis. This condition is severely affecting his heart, lungs and other vital organs, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy to try to battle this debilitating disease. 

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