August 19, 2017

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. The award is presented at a series of events throughout the year at the Training level to one junior rider and one adult amateur rider who demonstrate technique on cross-country for a list of criteria including gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions.

August 18, 2017

FEI 4* Eventing Judge and USEF “S” Dressage Judge Marilyn Payne joins us this week to provide some tips and tricks on how to get the very best out of your dressage test. Then listen as Julie Congleton, judge of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award at Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials, breaks down the different judging elements and what she was looking to see from the Training level cross-country riders at Cobblestone.

August 17, 2017


The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships will return to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) for the second year in a row on Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 3, 2017.

August 17, 2017

The German venue of Luhmühlen has been allocated hosting rights to the FEI European Eventing Championships 2019.

This will be the sixth time that Luhmühlen has hosted the European Championships, having previously staged the Championships in 1975, 1979, 1987, 1999 and most recently in 2011. It also hosted the world championships in 1982. Luhmühlen was the fourth event in the world to become a four-star when it joined this elite group in 2005.

The 2019 Championships will be particularly important on the international calendar as they will be a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Dates for the event will be announced shortly.

August 17, 2017

The Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials is held once a year on the first weekend in August in Iowa City, Iowa (Area IV) and offers Beginner Novice through Preliminary divisions.

In 2007, Dr. Jim McNutt and Susan Brigham founded the Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials in loving memory of the late Dr. Tom Brigham and Susan’s teenaged son, Madison Brigham, who was killed in a car accident. Madison was an avid rider and fox hunter as well as a farmer, historian, tennis player, and musician. According to the tribute in Catalpa Corner’s program, “Being with the quiet but fire-hearted Madison was a delight to all who took the time to know this brilliant and gentle young man.”

August 16, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that Point Two USA, LLC will be returning as a Silver Level sponsor for the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships Presented by Nutrena (AEC).  Point Two has been generous to award a Point Two ProFlex Vest for all 18 winners of the AEC divisions.

“Point Two USA is proud to be sponsoring the USEA going into its 10th year anniversary,” said Lee Middleton, CEO of Point Two USA, LLC. “Point Two is the only manufacturer of air vests in the USA giving you the best possible service. Point Two has supplied more safety vests to Olympic riders in the last two Olympics than any other company in the world to make sure you're riding in the safest and most reliable air vest.”

August 16, 2017

The Road to AEC is a series of articles contributed by our members about their journeys to compete in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C., August 30-September 3, 2017. 

August 15, 2017

What could make a week of the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena® even more exciting? Hosting an entire week of competition, entertainment and events, including Gladiator Polo™, of course! Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will be full of activity, entertainment, and competition during Labor Day weekend as Friday night's Gladiator Polo™ match will run ahead of the highly anticipated 2017 Adequan® Gold Cup Series Advanced Show Jumping finale held in the George H. Morris Arena as the highlight of TIEC's "Saturday Night Lights" (SNL) event for the week.

August 15, 2017

Do you know the rules governing your return to competition if you are injured in a fall? If not, you'll want to be sure you're aware of the rules if you happen to fall off while competing. Today, we’re breaking down EV 113: Medical Requirements. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.

August 14, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.

One of the most important pieces of training that Meghan Truppner likes to instill in her young horses is how to properly turn on the forehand early on. This is a big submission question that’s necessary for horses to learn, especially if they’re going to contest the upper levels. Treat this as the first step in your horse understanding how to properly yield from the rider’s leg pressure.

August 13, 2017

The Road to AEC is a series of articles contributed by our members about their journeys to compete in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C., August 30-September 3, 2017. 

This year, 2017, will be my third year competing at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). However, it will not be like the other two years. This year, I will be competing two horses instead of one. One is a seasoned horse and one is a green horse with only one eye.

August 12, 2017

Last month we began a four-part series about resiliency. Defined as the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity - and the ability to turn setbacks into comebacks - resiliency is considered the most important mental factor in determining your success because it’s what allows you to form will power, optimism, and self-belief (all mandatory ingredients for performing at your best). Last month’s tip discussed the importance of only focusing on things that you can control or influence. This month’s tip is just as important: the ownership of failure and success.


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