The Oregon State University Event Team (OSUET) was founded in 1994 and has been growing and thriving ever since! We strive to provide a unique learning experience for our members that is centered around goal-oriented lessons, inclusive bonding opportunities, and, most importantly, tons of fun for us and our horses.
“Our country has the biggest attrition rate in eventing than any other country. I believe we don't let our horses rest long enough. We compete too much and don't condition enough.” One of the most familiar faces in eventing, Max Corcoran is the go-to girl for horse welfare.
Corcoran spent over a decade traveling the world as the top groom for the O’Connor Event Team (OCET). However, her role at OCET went far beyond grooming. It included barn manager, program organizer, working student mentor, mental health therapist, the horses’ lucky charm, a shoulder to cry on, a fan cheering at the finish, and the list goes on.
Huntington Farm in South Strafford, Vermont (Area I) hosts two USEA recognized events each year, a two-day event in July and a one-day event in August, both of which offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary level, in addition to four unrecognized events and a dressage schooling show. Huntington Farm is also a year-round boarding, training, breeding, and sales operation.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) in partnership with Eventing Training Online, the “Official Online Educational Partner of the USEA,” is proud to provide exclusive educational video content featuring coaching and tips from top instructors from around the world. USEA members also benefit from discounted subscriptions to Eventing Training Online, where they will have access to a complete video library of educational content suitable for beginner riders to professional trainers. Simply enter the code USEAMEMBER at checkout to receive 50% off your Eventing Training Online membership!
Planning to travel across the country to compete this year? Then you won’t want to miss out on the chance to bid on a crosscountry flight donated by Tex Sutton Forwarding! Tex Sutton has once again stepped up to show their support of the USEA’s Safety and Education programs by donating a oneway equine flight to the domestic destination of your choosing. This flight carries a value of up to $5,000 depending on where you choose to travel!
Whether you want to give your horse an easy trip across the country before a competition or a quick trip back home after completing your event, your horse will travel in style and arrive at your destination in a matter of hours, not days.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back The Chronicle of the Horse as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) where lucky division winners will receive oneyear subscriptions to the magazine. In addition, as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 Adult Team Championships (ATC), The Chronicle of the Horse will generously provide Champion teams with embroidered coolers and prize packs. This year’s AEC will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
The 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International Presented by Adequan®, July 6-8 in The Plains, Virginia, is pleased to announce that entries are now closed and the event is full to capacity.
Fifty horse-and-rider combinations have been accepted in the CICO3* with teams representing the United States, Canada, and Great Britain set to compete in the only FEI Eventing Nations Cup in the Western Hemisphere.
“The Great Meadow International has become the summer destination on the eventing calendar for competitors, owners, and spectators,” said David O’Connor, event coorganizer.
Where the cornfields grow and Indy 500 fans unite, Indiana is home to the third United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series event of 2018. Edinburgh, Ind. is where Mindy Kutzner and Frankie Smorch came out on top in the Training and Novice Three-Days at IEA Horse Trials and Three-Day Event on May 31-June 3.
Attracting more than just NASCAR enthusiasts, Indiana gathers the close-knit community of Midwestern eventers to IEA’s annual classic three-day event and horse trials. The event occurs during the time of year when the sunshine is out, humidity is low, and the average temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Michigan natives Mindy Kutzner and Frankie Smorch traveled south to win their weekend in Indiana.
Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the rain—heavy at times— deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry.
Olympian Kim Severson of Charlottesville, Va., was the instructor, and it’s not every day riders get a chance to learn from someone of her stature. Plus, trying to find your line in blinding rain and splashing through puddles in the jumping arena was good practice.
For the third year in a row, the only FEI Eventing Nations Cup in North America will take place at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International (GMI), July 6 to 8, 2018. Great Meadow, located in The Plains, Virginia, is pleased to offer a worldclass event for riders and spectators alike. Read on for a preview of all the fun surrounding the competition!
Opening Night Festivities
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships are four months away and there’s still plenty of time to earn qualifications to compete! With prestigious prizes at stake like the Holekamp/Turner Grant, young horses with upper-level eventing potential are sure to have the 2018 YEH Championships marked on their competition calendars.
The YEH East Coast Championships will be held Thursday-Friday, October 18-19 at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. The YEH West Coast Championships will move to a new location this year at the Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, California on Sunday, October 21.
Jonelle Price (NZL) and Faerie Dianimo (28.30) are the 2018 Luhmühlen CCI4* winners! Laura Collett (GBR) with Mr Bass (29.90) and Rosalind Canter (GBR) with Zenshera (29.90) follow in second and third.