USEA News

September 20, 2018

Tickets for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event - America's only annual four-star eventing competition - will go on sale October 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The thrilling event, organized by Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI), is returning to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 25-28, 2019, and will feature Olympic-level riders and horses from across the nation and around the world.

September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19 - It is with great regret that we confirm that the horse Box Qutie (FEI ID 103ZC00), ridden by Sweden’s Anna Freskgård (FEI ID 10047105) in the Eventing Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, was euthanised at 4:21 this afternoon.

The 12-year-old mare pulled up lame after the finish of the cross-country on Saturday, September 15 and was transferred by horse ambulance to Tryon Equine Hospital, the official referral hospital for the Games. Soft tissue injuries were diagnosed and initially the mare was improving, but despite receiving the best veterinary care, her condition worsened yesterday due to circulatory complications.

September 20, 2018

The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast, West Coast, and Central Championships are being held over the next two weeks. First, the West Coast Championships will be held at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California today, Thursday, September 20. Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, will host the East Coast Championships this coming weekend, Septebmer 22 and 23. Finally, the Central Championships will be held for the first time at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas. The USEA will be on the ground providing coverage at all three events.

September 19, 2018

Plantation Field International (PFI), also known as the "Best. Event. Ever!” is celebrating its 11th year this year. Dressage will take place over three days, beginning this afternoon and continuing all day Thursday and Friday. A total of 237 horses are set to compete at Plantation Field International this year, with 99 entries in the CIC* and 93 in the CIC2*, both split into A and B divisions, and 45 in the CIC3*.

September 19, 2018

Green grass, blooming flowers, and perfect New York weather, rewind to late summer where Fitch's Corner Horse Trials celebrated their 25th year on July 21 – 23, 2018. Alongside their 25th anniversary, Fitch's Corner hosted Area I’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. Judged by the USEA president Carol Kozlowski, Erin Johnson and Cadence Clucas were rewarded for their safe, effective cross-country riding.

Johnson and her own FE Sparkling Diamond are on the right track for success and plenty of exceptional cross-country rounds as she is dedicated to her riding. “Now that I am out of college, I am focusing fully on riding with the hopes of making this a career one day,” said Johnson.

September 18, 2018

Applications for the 2019 Worth the Trust Educational and Sports Psychology Scholarships are due in two weeks on Monday, October 1. Since 2000, the Worth the Trust Scholarships for young adults and adult amateurs have provided financial assistance for the purpose of pursuing continued education in eventing, thanks to the generosity of Joan Iversen Goswell. The funds may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.

September 18, 2018

In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your tips to [email protected].

September 17, 2018

In a nail-biting finish at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina, Rosalind Canter (GBR) and Allstar B claimed the individual gold medal in the eventing world championship and solidified Team Great Britain’s spot at the top of the podium with a double-clear round over Alan Wade’s show jumping course. Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob OLD entered the arena in individual gold medal position for Germany but tipped the back rail of the final fence, relinquishing the gold medal to the 32-year-old WEG first-timer from Great Britain.

September 17, 2018

The Event College is in session at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG)! Eventing show jumping co-manager Chris Barnard gave us a quick course preview before the event riders tackled Alan Wade’s show jumping course. 

 
September 17, 2018

The day everyone has been waiting (and waiting!) for is finally here . . . show jumping day! Hurricane Florence threw a wrench in the plans for the eventing schedule at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) so show jumping was rescheduled from the traditional Sunday to Monday.

Eighty-three horses started the competition, 72 horses finished cross-country, and 70 horses presented at the final horse inspection with all passing.

September 16, 2018

All horses presented to the ground jury of Anne-Mette Binder (DEN), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Andrew Bennie (NZL) were deemed fit to compete in the final phase of competition tomorrow. Seventy horses will move forward to the show jumping competition.

A total of five horses were sent to the hold box: Magnum’s Martini, ridden by Nilson Moreira da Silva (BRA), Horseware Stellor Rebound, ridden by Sarah Ennis (IRE), Horseware Ardagh Highlight, ridden by Sam Watson (IRE), Rumour Has It N.O.P, ridden by Merel Blom (NED), and Jane Z, ridden by Renske Kroeze (NED). All five horses passed upon reinspection.

Two horses were withdrawn did not present today: Valtho des Peupliers, ridden by Victoria Scott of South Africa, and Box Qutie, ridden by Anna Freskgård of the Swedish.

September 16, 2018

The Event College is in session at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG)! Boyd Martin's mount at the 2018 WEG, Tsetserleg: Tim Holekamp bred the horse. Christine Turner owns the horse. The two of them started the USEA Holekamp/Turner Grant for young horses, and their joint project Tsetserleg grew up through the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program and is now competing for Team USA at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The message that both Holekamp and Turner want everyone to know: If they can do it, anyone can do it! 

 

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