Eventing is addictive, and I have resigned myself to the fact that I can’t kick the habit. The reason for my addiction is my horse. Her name is Rosie Red, and as her classy name may depict, she is an off-track Thoroughbred. I bought her as a four-year-old from Suffolk Downs in Boston. A risky choice, but I guess we eventers like risk. Rosie is eleven now and we are still learning the art of eventing together.
Situations occasionally arise where a competitor may wish to lodge an inquiry or a protest. Are you aware of the rules that govern this process? Read on below for rule EV 118: Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.
EV118 Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals
They’re going to be dancing and prancing, jogging and spinning, jumping, galloping and giving it everything they’ve got when the horses and athletes in the first four disciplines take centre stage at the much-anticipated FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 in North Carolina, USA next week.
A total of 349 athletes from 54 countries will be chasing down the first-week medals in dressage, endurance, eventing, and reining, and it’s going to be fast and furious from the outset.
The definite entry list for the first week is now complete, so here’s what we can expect once the action gets underway on September 12.
Effective immediately significant changes have been made to the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. In an effort to expand access to qualification opportunities in more areas of the country, to encourage more entries at upper level U.S. events, and to expand entries at the 2019 AEC $40,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the USEA and the Gold Cup Steering Committee have agreed to make the AEC Advanced qualifications similar to the AEC Intermediate qualifications.
To qualify for the $40,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Championship at the AEC in 2019, competitors will need to complete a minimum of two events without cross-country jump penalties at any USEA Advanced recognized horse trials, a CCI3*, or a CIC3*.
The largest commercial airlift of horses ever undertaken in the history of horse sport has begun ahead of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, which get underway in North Carolina (USA) on September 11, 2018.
The first 67 of a total 550 supremely fit airborne equine athletes have now set foot - or should that be hoof! - on the Tryon International Equestrian Center venue, nine days before the start of one of the biggest sporting events on US soil this year.
They will join a further 270 horses coming overland to team up with their human partners from over 70 countries at these Games, which are world championships in all of the FEI’s eight disciplines and qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds has been a roaring success, and none of it would have been possible without the support of the many loyal sponsors. Thanks to their generous support, the USEA was able to provide AEC competitors with over $100,000 in prize money and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and in-kind donations. Whether an AEC competitor placed sixth or won their division, they walked away with prize money and a plethora of prizes donated by the wonderful sponsors.
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The final day of competition at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds at The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) saw 10 new AEC Champions take their victory lap around the arena. In addition to the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced and Open Intermediate divisions, which concluded earlier in the morning, four Novice divisions and four Beginner Novice divisions took their turn around Marc Donovan’s show jumping courses, fighting for the right to carry home the title of National Champion.
You could hear a pin drop in the International Ring at The Colorado Horse Park as California’s Tamra Smith rode around the track in the final show jumping phase of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds Adequan® USEA Gold Cup Final aboard Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell’s, Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira). Smith and the 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding finished out their weekend on a score of 28.0 – over 10 points ahead of second place. Their comeback was celebrated with a big blue ribbon, a round of applause, the title of Adequan® USEA Advanced Gold Cup Final Champions and USEF National Advanced Champions, and a cool $20,000.
New Zealand’s Tim Price retained the lead he held after cross-country to take the title at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials with Ringwood Sky Boy. Fifth here last year, the pair produced one of just eight clear show jumping rounds to complete on 27.3, ahead of last year’s winners Great Britain’s Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class on 31.9 and New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs on 32.1.
2018 has been a year to remember for Tim and his wife Jonelle as this win means the pair now holds the Burghley, Luhmuhlen, and Badminton CCI4* titles between them after Jonelle won the two Spring events. Both riders now head off to the World Equestrian Games in the USA as key members of the New Zealand team.
In this lesson of the USEA Event Collge, 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutena Feeds' sponsors Nutrena, Devoucoux, Adequan, and Acuswede discuss the importance of horse comfort! Watch part one above and check out part two below
The third day of competition of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena® Feeds at The Colorado Horse Park, saw the first 2018 champions crowned in both the Training and Preliminary divisions.
Other than a mid-afternoon one-hour delay for a thunderstorm that looked to be headed straight for The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, Novice and Beginner Novice cross-country at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds went off without a hitch. Three of the four Novice dressage leaders held onto the top stop after the second day of competition, while all but one of the Beginner Novice frontrunners following dressage managed to stay at the top of the leaderboard.