As a sport, eventing is inherently competitive. Riders compete against other riders on the hunt for wins, qualifying scores, and upgrade points while simultaneously competing against themselves as they work towards improved dressage scores and cleaner jump rounds. When it comes to business, though, eventers-turned-entrepreneurs Ainsley Jacobs of Ride Heels Down and Mary Campbell of Mare Modern Goods are proving that community is stronger than competition and their brands are better together.
The United States Eventing Association is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2019 Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse Championships. The FEH will host East, West, and Central Championships, and the YEH will host East and West Coast Championships.
The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are awarded annually to one Adult Amateur and one Young Adult Amateur to help fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions, and private instruction. Below is the winning essay of the 2019 Worth the Trust Adult Amateur Scholarship. Congratulations to Greta Hallgren and best of luck in the future!
US Equestrian has announced that changes are on the horizon for U.S. eventing as they roll out the first phase of a restructured and reinvented U.S. Eventing Pathway Program in 2019.
This week's USEA Podcast features the recipients of the 2019 Wilton Fair Grant and 2019 National and International Developing Rider Grants as well as the 2018 USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame recipients.
The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm will be hosting a Winter Cross Derby Series in the early months of 2019. The cross derby incorporates cross-country and stadium jumps across eight acres of all-weather footing. Obstacles will include ditches, banks, water, and various portable fences.
Dr. Koren Ganas of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Health Sciences Education is conducting a brief survey on helmet use in equestrians across a variety of disciplines and wants your feedback! The survey is designed to gather information on riders' attitudes toward wearing helmets.
Groom and organizer Max Corcoran will soon be adding another accolade to her already impressive list of accomplishments. In 2020, she will be taking on the role of USEA President, bringing her unique perspective as a groom and organizer to the table.