It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers. Without them horse shows and programs could not succeed, and these volunteers go above and beyond to make sure every rider feels comfortable and confident. Do you know a volunteer who should be nominated as Volunteer of the Month? We are looking for our next feature. Email your tips to [email protected].
The Worth The Trust Scholarship is important to me so that I can continue to follow my lifelong dream of becoming a good horseperson. Owning, training, and eventing has been my dream since I was a child. At that time, I saved every Christmas and birthday gift and all my babysitting money to take riding lessons at a local eventing barn in central New Jersey. I worked for lessons and tried to pick up any ride I could. I had a long hiatus from riding through college, graduate school, and my early career. Thirteen years ago, I was finally in a place in my life where I could include horses, so I launched in.
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.
Eventing is addictive, and I have resigned myself to the fact that I can’t kick the habit. The reason for my addiction is my horse. Her name is Rosie Red, and as her classy name may depict, she is an off-track Thoroughbred. I bought her as a four-year-old from Suffolk Downs in Boston. A risky choice, but I guess we eventers like risk. Rosie is eleven now and we are still learning the art of eventing together.
In the world of sports there is a term referred to as second wind, defined as the ability of an athlete to summon strength and perseverance following exhaustion and fatigue. In the world of eventing, and any other equestrian sport for that matter, we would be hard pressed to apply a more fitting word to a community of such dedicated athletes. These two principles, second wind and community, became a guiding theme throughout the year and in my decision to re-apply for the 2013 Worth The Trust Scholarship.
My name is Carla VanEffen. I am 45 years old, wife and mother of two, and I am applying for the Worth The Trust Adult Amateur Scholarship. The definition of trust is “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” This describes the relationship I have with my 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Remastered or “Remy,” my equine partner for the last two years. This paper will detail the four reasons that I think Remy and I are excellent candidates for this scholarship.
Heaps of emotions and tears of joy flooded today’s press conference after Area II won team gold in the CICOY2* at the 2018 FEI/Adequan North American Youth Championships at Rebecca Farm. The team led all three phases of competition throughout the week, ending on a total combined score of 111.2, nearly 20 points ahead of the silver medal team.
All but one of the 42 horses presented to the ground jury early this morning at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) at The Event at Rebecca Farm will continue onto the show jumping phase later this morning.
Both the CCIJ* and the CICOY2* riders presented their horses this morning after an exciting day on Ian Stark’s cross-country courses yesterday. This year’s ground jury for the NAYC in Kalispell, Mont. includes Jo Young (CAN), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Judy Hancock (GBR), and additionally FEI Veterinary Delegate Yves Rossier, and they sent five horses to the hold box in the NAYC inspections.
Not only did Area II take the top spot in the CICOY2* division yesterday at the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), but the Area II CCIJ1* team danced in and out of the dressage arena seamlessly today to take the lead in their own division, declaring that Area II teams are here to win. The CICOY2* division is set up for riders aged 21 and under while the CCIJ1* division sees riders aged 18 and under. The Area II CICOY2* team leads after dressage on a combined score of 97.9 while the Area II CCIJ1* team now sits in gold medal position on a 95.6.
The 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) may be at the two-star level for riders under 21, but Area II brought a quartet of impressive three- and four-star horses to take on the CICOY2*. The four riders have developed solid relationships with their partners and rose to the occasion to lead the field of three teams and 19 individual riders after dressage on a 97.9. The combined team of Areas I/IV/VIII is close behind on a collective score of 101.8 and Area VI rounds out the three teams on a joint score of 113.2 heading into the cross-country phase on Saturday.