Honoring its commitment to cross-country safety innovation and technology US Equestrian (USEF) is proud to continue the Eventing Frangible Technology Grant Program. Organizers of USEF licensed eventing competitions may apply for a grant to supplement the cost of frangible devices for their cross-country courses.
Beginning in June 2008, the USEF began supplying frangible pins at no cost to organizers of licensed eventing competitions. Over the past 10 years, new frangible technologies have entered the marketplace supplementing the frangible pin, prompting the expansion of the program to different types of technology.
The 2018 Educational Symposium as previously announced is just two weeks away, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for all four days. The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), the Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, and the Future Event Horse (FEH) Program are once again joining forces to bring riders, instructors, judges, horse owners, breeders and friends together for a full week of fun and education. The symposia will focus on young horses, and will take place February 19-22 in Ocala, Florida.
Don't let the winter weather get you down when you can use being stuck in the arena as an opportunity to fine tune your riding! In this series, we are reviving past Grid Pro Quo articles from Eventing USA to help you use the off-season to your advantage and keep you and your horse in tip-top shape for when it's time to get back out there. Click here to check out other past Grid Pro Quo exercises to spice up your arena this winter!
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].
Welcome to the Thoroughbred Makeover Class of 2018! We're thrilled to announce that a record 794 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America and held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This is a 37 percent increase from the 578 trainers accepted in 2017.
Full Moon Farm in Finksburg, Maryland (Area II) hosts two USEA recognized horse trials in July and November of each year in addition to two unrecognized events in April and June, offering Introductory through Preliminary/Training level. Full Moon Farm is a boarding and training facility with an active lesson program that caters to both eventers and hunter/jumpers and hosts clinics, schooling shows, and cross-country schooling days throughout the year.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) would like to welcome EquiAppraisal, LLC as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA Educational Symposium. This year’s Educational Symposium will take place February 19-22 in Ocala, Florida at both the Ocala Jockey Club and Longwood Farm South where EquiAppraisal has generously offered to sponsor lunch for all FEH and YEH attendees.
Four eventers and Pony Club alumni were inducted into the U.S. Pony Club Academy of Achievement last week in Louisville, Ky. According to the Pony Club website, “The USPC Academy of Achievement recognizes Pony Club alumni for being outstanding in their chosen fields of expertise. Individuals are nominated by members, leaders, and other alumni.”
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!
Hollywood, the 16.2 hand Thoroughbred gelding by Mighty Adversary and out of Reckless Knight, passed away on January 30, 2018 at the age of 26.
When Col. Allen D. Smith passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 64, Area V wanted to figure out a way to honor his legacy and decided to start an award for the Adult Amateur of the Year. Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but after being commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers he attended Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. After marrying his wife, Christine, in 1966 Smith was introduced to horses and began a lifelong tradition of competing in eventing and fox hunting. Smith was the Chair of Area V from 1991 to 1993 and in 1996 was elected to the USEA Board of Governors and was in the middle of his second term when he passed away.
Every year as January 1st approaches, people sit down and reflect on the past 12 months and resolve to be better in the months to come. New Year’s Resolutions are a tradition that dates back to the Ancient Babylonians some 4,000 years ago, and while their resolutions were probably less about watching reality TV and cutting gluten, the fact is that people from all over the world for thousands have years have used the calendar switching over as an opportunity for growth. Equestrians love a good opportunity for growth, and horse people of all stripes use this opportunity to set goals for the coming year, evaluate the progress they’ve made, and decide what steps they can take to be even better in the years to come.