The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive the action as we share videos of the different sessions!
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced five athlete-and-horse combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2017-2018 Selection Trials period, the combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad were recommended to the US Equestrian Board of Directors for consideration to be named to the Nominated Entry List.
The following combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones
Calling all competitors, spectators, organizers, volunteers, and officials! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Volunteer Committee has released a survey in efforts to improve the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program. The survey was created to seek feedback regarding interest in volunteer education opportunities.
The feedback gathered is extremely valuable to the USEA in planning opportunities for volunteers. Please take a few moments to respond to this short (three minutes or
less) Volunteer Survey.
The USEA would like to thank everyone for their participation!
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your tips to [email protected].
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships are less than three months away, but there’s still time to get qualified! With many events still on the FEH calendar be sure to support your local events and attend a qualifier in time for the championships.
The FEH West Coast Championships will be held at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California on Thursday, September 20. The FEH East Coast Championships will follow immediately afterwards, returning to Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23.
The tradition continued at the Mars Essex Horse Trials with the successful revival of the second competition following a 19-year absence. This June also marked 50 years since the event was founded by the Haller Family at their Hoopstick Farm.
"We couldn't be happier with how everything went with this year's event," said Ralph Jones, co-organizer of the Mars Essex Horse Trials. "The turnout we got from the riders and the support we received from the local community is everything we could have hoped for. Our plan is to continue to build on the tradition of the Mars Essex Horse Trials and this year was another great step forward."
Australia's Ryan Wood captured the win in the $20,000 Preliminary Essex at the Mars Essex Horse Trials in Far Hills, New Jersey on Saturday. Riding Ruby, owned by Summit Sporthorses Ltd. of Ringoes, New Jersey, the pair led from start to finish going clear on both cross-country and show jumping to finish on their dressage score of 27.70.
"This event is phenomenal. This was my first time here and I can't wait to come back. I will be promoting it to everyone in Pennsylvania," said Wood. "It means a lot to win here and to win for Ilona [English] on her homebred horse. To come to Essex and take out the top division and win the silver cup is very special."
The Oregon State University Event Team (OSUET) was founded in 1994 and has been growing and thriving ever since! We strive to provide a unique learning experience for our members that is centered around goal-oriented lessons, inclusive bonding opportunities, and, most importantly, tons of fun for us and our horses.
“Our country has the biggest attrition rate in eventing than any other country. I believe we don't let our horses rest long enough. We compete too much and don't condition enough.” One of the most familiar faces in eventing, Max Corcoran is the go-to girl for horse welfare.
Corcoran spent over a decade traveling the world as the top groom for the O’Connor Event Team (OCET). However, her role at OCET went far beyond grooming. It included barn manager, program organizer, working student mentor, mental health therapist, the horses’ lucky charm, a shoulder to cry on, a fan cheering at the finish, and the list goes on.
Huntington Farm in South Strafford, Vermont (Area I) hosts two USEA recognized events each year, a two-day event in July and a one-day event in August, both of which offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary level, in addition to four unrecognized events and a dressage schooling show. Huntington Farm is also a year-round boarding, training, breeding, and sales operation.
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!
Planning to travel across the country to compete this year? Then you won’t want to miss out on the chance to bid on a crosscountry flight donated by Tex Sutton Forwarding! Tex Sutton has once again stepped up to show their support of the USEA’s Safety and Education programs by donating a oneway equine flight to the domestic destination of your choosing. This flight carries a value of up to $5,000 depending on where you choose to travel!
Whether you want to give your horse an easy trip across the country before a competition or a quick trip back home after completing your event, your horse will travel in style and arrive at your destination in a matter of hours, not days.