FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, delivering the keynote address to just under 250 delegates representing 106 of the FEI’s 134 National Federations.
“Our sport continues to grow and is expanding at an amazing rate”, the FEI President said. “In 10 years the number of events have more than doubled and we are now seeing a steady and annual increase of around eight percent in terms of events and four to five percent in terms of registered athletes. These are incredible statistics – especially in this very diverse and competitive sports market. And not only is our sport growing but the quality and the presentation is better than ever.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime supporter Gallops Saddlery, headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s convention will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017.
"Gallops is a longtime supporter of eventing”, said Diane Snow of Gallops Saddlery. “Our mobile store sells at most of the Area VII events where we have a very devoted following. It makes sense to give back and to support the USEA."
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to bring you business tips from top eventing riders and coaches. Do you have a business question you’d like to see addressed by an eventing professional? Email us at [email protected].
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce Staples, Inc. has signed on as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s convention will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017.
The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is designed to educate the next generation of officials and encourage members of the community to give back to the sport by becoming licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Quality officials are vital to the safe running of competitions and ensure that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter. You can be a part of the next generation of officials!
Imagine living in a field of grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes. That's literally what the summer months are like for your horse. It's easy to forget how much pasture grass can play a role in your horse's diet until the snow starts to fall. As winter sets in and the pasture grass starts to disappear, there's 3 key factors that will play a role in our horse's health: water, fiber, and essential nutrients.
Last month we covered the rules that dictate equipment and attire for the rider, but what about the rules governing what your horse wears in competition? We’ve broken down the rules covering all aspects of saddlery, from nose to tail, so that you know what equipment is permissible in competition. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.
The FEI General Assembly 2017 is taking place November 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay.
On Tuesday, November 21, there will be a live stream of the General Assembly available via this link from 9:00 a.m. local time.
All information on the FEI General Assembly, including the programme, is available here.
News will be provided to media throughout. Following its conclusion, the General Assembly will be available to watch again through the same link.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to welcome back World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the Rider of the Year Leaderboard. World Equestrian Brands has been a longtime sponsor and supporter of the USEA. This year’s Rider of the Year will receive an Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad, generously provided by World Equestrian Brands. The prize will be awarded at the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention which takes place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017. In addition, World Equestrian Brands will be a Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships providing prizes to the top three winning teams.
Twenty-eight horses and riders contested the final USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day of the season at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California, November 2-5. Jordán Linstedt and Janine Jaro’s 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Staccato (Stakkato x Certosa), led the field wire-to-wire on their dressage score of 27.1 to claim the final USEA Classic Series title of the year.
On November 1, 2017, Trafalgar Square Books released Jack Le Goff’s autobiography, Horses Came First, Second, and Last: My Unapologetic Road to Eventing Gold by Jack Le Goff with Jo Whitehouse. In the book, readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the man who led the United States Eventing Team during a time that is largely regarded as the Golden Era of eventing in America.
Derbyshire Farms is a boarding and training facility in Stevensville, Michigan (Area VIII) that hosts one USEA recognized event in June, offering Beginner Novice through Preliminary/Training level. They also host an unrecognized event for The Eventing Association of Michigan (TEAM) in September of each year as well as dressage shows, 4-H events, and cross-country schooling.