USEA News

May 12, 2018

When Boyd Martin set out on course in the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event CCI3* with Long Island T (Ludwig von Bayern x Haupstsbuch Highlight), he had a margin of 13.7 penalty points between his overnight score of 25.4 and his two-phase score with second-placed Ray Price. Martin and the Long Island T Syndicate’s 12-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding came home 27 seconds over the optimum time of 10 minutes and 10 seconds, adding 10.8 time penalties but retaining the lead on a combined score of 36.2.

May 11, 2018

There are new faces at the top of the leaderboard in the CIC3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event after the second day of dressage competition. Allison Springer and The Lord Willing Syndicate’s 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Lord Willing (Lord Z x Legende IX) snuck into the lead before the morning break, taking over from overnight leaders Clayton Fredericks and FE Bowman, his own, Amanda Bernhard, and Diana J. Crawford’s 10-year-old Wurttemberger gelding of unknown breeding.

“Lord Willing is really fun to do a test on,” said Springer, who has been partnered with the gelding for the past two years. “I’ve been working really hard on my cross-country. He’s a careful horse and he’s pretty green at the level but it looks good out here so I’m excited for tomorrow.”

May 11, 2018

The 17th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event is in full swing as the second day of competition gets underway this morning. Twenty combinations completed their dressage tests yesterday in the CCI3* , which this year is serving as a selection trial for the 2018 World Equestrian Games taking place later this year at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti are the division’s overnight leaders on a score of 28.5, followed close behind by Boyd Martin and Ray Price in second place on 29.1 and Waylon Roberts and Lancaster in third place on 30.8. The field is currently separated by exactly 20 penalty points with six pairs left to take their turn in the sandbox this morning.

May 10, 2018

Twenty of the 26 pairs entered in the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event performed their dressage tests in front of Andrew Bennie (NZL), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Gretchen Butts (USA) this morning at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, N.J. Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti (Pavarotti Van de Helle x Fidelia) took the early lead in the division on a score of 28.5 and no one could quite catch up with them.

May 10, 2018

Groton House Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts (Area I) hosts their annual event in late June each year and offers Novice through Intermediate/Preliminary levels. They also offer several unrecognized events throughout the year.

May 9, 2018

All 44 horse-and-rider combinations in the CCI2* and CCI3* divisions were accepted this afternoon at the first horse inspection of the 2018 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.

The CCI2* ground jury of Mark Weissbecker (USA) and Robert Stevenson (USA) passed all 18 horses upon first inspection. While none of the 26 CCI3* competitors were sent to the hold box, Hawley Bennett-Awad was asked to jog Jollybo twice before the ground jury of Andrew Bennie (NZL), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Gretchen Butts (USA) accepted the pair.

May 9, 2018

The Florida Turnpike Enterprise’s proposed Coastal Connector highway project has several possible routes, one of which would bring a new interchange at Interstate 75 and threatens numerous equestrian facilities in north Marion County. The Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is a private company operating under the umbrella of the Florida Department of Transportation and is responsible for the project.

May 9, 2018

Seven horses that graduated from the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse Program (YEH) showed off their top talent in the toughest event in North America: The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky held on April 25-29, 2018. To visit our preview article, please follow the link Foundation for a Four Star: Young Event Horse Graduates Entered at Kentucky. Read on below for details on the action-packed Kentucky weekend.

May 9, 2018

The 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) is the first CCI3* of the season in North America and kicks off this afternoon at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allenton, N.J. with the first horse inspection. This year, Jersey Fresh has been designated as a U.S. Eventing Team qualifying selection event for the World Equestrian Games taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center this September.

May 8, 2018

Ingmar De Vos, who was elected as President of equestrian sport’s global governing body, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) in 2014, is the sole candidate for this year’s Presidential election, which takes place at the FEI General Assembly in Bahrain’s capital Manama on 20 November.

A total of 52 athletes from 26 countries on five continents will also be standing for election as Athlete Representatives for the FEI’s eight committees for the Olympic sports of jumping, dressage, eventing, paralympic sport of para-dressage, driving, endurance, reining, and vaulting.

May 8, 2018

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome Stable Secretary as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the Instructor Certification Program (ICP) and 2019 USEA Educational ICP/YEH/FEH Symposium. This new sponsorship will include special discounts on Stable Secretary subscriptions for all USEA members and ICP instructors.

Stable Secretary organizes equine information and records in one easy-to-use online system. Their mobile app is available for iPhone and Android and their online software can be used on any computer, laptop, or tablet with internet access.  

May 8, 2018

Steeplechase was the name of the game for winners Auburn Excell Brady and Nancy Read. The thrill, the adrenaline rush, jumping brush at top speed, and the excitement of taking part in eventing history: what’s not to love? Both Excell Brady and Read put steeplechase at the top of their list when asked their favorite part of competing in a classic event. Steeplechase is considered phase B of endurance day in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series. Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, Calif. started off the 2018 Classic Series season with a Training Three-Day and Novice Three-Day on April 26-29.

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