Ordering your favorite USEA gear just got easier! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has launched a brand new online store at www.shopusea.com. The new webstore allows for easy purchase of USEA branded shirts, hats, jackets, and more. In addition all of your competition supplies and publications are right at your fingertips.
In honor of the new webstore, ShopUSEA is offering free shipping on apparel orders through Sunday, August 12th. Just use the code FREESHIP at checkout!
Need a gift for your favorite eventer, but aren’t sure what exactly to buy? ShopUSEA now offers gift certificates in any denomination that can be emailed directly to the recipient.
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!
For the past few months we’ve been talking about limiting beliefs, those unintentional negative thoughts that have a nasty way of limiting our ability to think in a confident way. While limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes, most of them come in the form of blindspot biases - negative thoughts we don’t think we’re thinking even though we’re thinking them (whew… that’s a lot of thinking!). In short, blindspot biases are any negative thoughts that lie below the surface of our awareness (thoughts we’re blind to). Unfortunately, just like a car hiding in your vehicle’s blindspot, these thoughts can get you into a ton of trouble.
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?
After a whirlwind day of competition at the Millbrook Horse Trials, Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam (Sonset Seiger x Aerial) emerged victorious, jumping one of the morning’s 11 double clear show jumping rounds and adding just a single cross-country time fault to their dressage score to take home the win in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division.
Several days of back-to-back thunderstorms in the Millbrook, N.Y. area left the cross-country footing saturated on Saturday morning, prompting Millbrook’s officials and organizers to reschedule Intermediate and Advanced cross-country for the following day. Sunday’s revised schedule had the Adequan USEA Gold Cup division competitors show jumping beginning at 10:20 a.m. and setting out on cross-country at 12:10 p.m.
Due to heavy rainfall over the last several days in Millbrook, N.Y., Intermediate and Advanced cross-country will be run on Sunday, August 5.
Preliminary cross-country has been delayed until 3:00 p.m. today and Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice show jumping will run today as scheduled but with a two hour delay, beinning at 9:30 a.m.
The order of go for today's show jumping can be found here.
The tentative plan for tomorrow is for Intermediate to show jump beginning at 8:00 a.m. and then go cross-country beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Advanced will show jump beginning at 10:00 a.m. and go cross-country at 12:00 p.m.
The week before and 17 hours south of The Event at Rebecca Farm another popular show attracts eventers from the Western states which is the Coconino Summer Horse Trials II and their Classic Three-Day Event. On July 11 – 14 in Flagstaff, Arizona, Summer Peterson, Hailey Dahlstrom, and Lisa Jacobs took home blue ribbons in the Coconino Classic Three-Day Event at the Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels. This event is part of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series that includes a four phase ‘endurance day’, formal horse inspections, and educational activities.
Summer Peterson and Lochlann Fiona
Of the 22 horses that performed their dressage tests today, just three managed to find their way into the top 10 of the 47-horse field competing in the Millbrook Horse Trials Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y. Allison Springer and Lord Willing (Lord Z x Lengende IX), the Lord Willing Syndicate‘s 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding, slotted into third place on a score of 25.0, just edging Doug Payne and Getaway out of the top three.
The 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials in Millbrook, N.Y. are in full swing with the second day of dressage competition well underway. The first 25 riders in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division completed their dressage tests yesterday and the remaining 23 riders are taking their turn in the sandbox today. Tomorrow morning all 48 pairs will set out to tackle Tremaine Cooper’s cross-country track, which features some significant changes from last year’s course.
I’ve had my horse Beau Tie aka “Beau” for just over four years. When I got him, no one thought a single thing of him. He was a scrawny Thoroughbred that had been sitting in the pasture for months. A year and a half went by and we got nowhere. We had done one show, but Beau was not in competition shape and he wasn’t as healthy as he should be. My trainer at the time told me that he was healthy and just needed muscle. So, we kept going.
Twenty-five horses in the 48-horse field competing the 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced division took their turn in the sandbox this afternoon at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y. Boyd Martin and Long Island T (Ludwig von Bayern x Haupstsbuch Highlight), the Long Island T Syndicate’s 12-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding, scored a 22.9, their career best at the level, to sit in first place after the first day of dressage. Martin and “Ludwig” are hot off a win in the CCI3* at Jersey Fresh International in May and Millbrook is their first stop on their way to compete in the Fair Hill International CCI3* this fall.
As part of Area I, the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Equestrian Center has hosted USEA horse trials each summer and fall for many years. These horse trials have been some of the longest-running events in New England, with levels from Beginner Novice to Preliminary.
After much consideration, USEA recognized horse trials will no longer be hosted at the SBS Equestrian Center. We have enjoyed being an eventing site, but find it necessary to dedicate our resources to more student-focused programming.