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December 5, 2017

Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced today the 2017 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors. “As an organization we are proud to recognize this year’s recipients on their dedication to the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and globe. Each of our 2017 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.

SCES is proud to award a total of five thousand dollars in grants to this year’s recipients in recognition of their fundraising efforts and competitive success - Allison Springer (awarded $2,750), Lauren Billys (awarded $1,500), and Gina Miles (awarded $750).

December 5, 2017

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!

 
December 4, 2017

Leslie D. Hicks, a well-known upper-level competitor in U.S. eventing, passed away at her home in Citra, Florida, on the morning of November 30 from cancer. She was 58. 

December 4, 2017

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].

December 2, 2017

There is no doubt that most eventers are well-organized and travel to events with most everything they need. But a classic series long format event is a little different. Your preparation will start much earlier with the conditioning that must take place and you will be likely be staying at the venue several days longer than you would for a regular horse trial. Part of the fun of doing a classic series long format event is having the opportunity to 'test' your organization skills and showcase yourself and your horse at your best. So, attention to the details becomes part of the experience!

December 1, 2017

Legendary German eventer Peter Thomsen is coming to the United States, and Jonathan and Jennifer Holling are hosting Thomsen at their Willow Run Farm in Ocala, Florida, for a two-day clinic December 16-17, 2017.

Thomsen is one of Germany’s most decorated team riders and has been a trailblazer for the team for over a decade. He first trained with Thomas Rüder on the Baltic Sea island Fehmarn, and later joined Dieter Baumann in Luhmühlen. In 1987 he rode in his first German National Championships. Thomsen is a sought-after clinician and coach, with an extensive list of credits with regard to identifying, developing, and “placing” top young event horses, including Chilli Morning, Shamwari IV, and Mr. Brass.

December 1, 2017

Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on February 1, 2018.

The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines among recently-retired racing Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work.

December 1, 2017

This month we’re going to begin a four-part series on how to create positive riding potential by making sure the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, positive affirmations, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself have a huge influence on your ability to believe in yourself. As a result, let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!

This month we’ll begin with one of my all-time favorites. I like to call this technique "Create / Concentrate / Enunciate," and this is how it goes. 

November 30, 2017

Dunnabeck Horse Trials in Carbondale, Illinois (Area IV) hosts one USEA recognized event every year in early September. The event is sponsored by the Boskydell Pony Club and offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.

November 29, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the Future Event Horse (FEH) program will include a Central Championship in 2018 to accompany the East and West Coast Championships that already exist.

“This will be a huge boost for the program,” stated FEH Committee Co-Chair, Robin Walker. “The United States is so big that it’s hard for a lot of people and their very young horses to go from one coast to another to compete at the Championships and get recognized. Having the option to host a Central Championship is going to cater to the breeders in the middle of the country and strengthen the program across the board. It’s going to give us more depth.”

November 29, 2017

Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated. It’s important for horse owners to provide the proper support and protection to treat corns and get hooves healthy again.

Causes & Symptoms

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and is recognized as the day when the world community turns its mind to donating to the charity closest to their hearts and minds.

By supporting the USEA Foundation Roger Haller Fund for the Education of Eventing Officials you can help us “double our impact” and meet the challenge set this year by our wonderful anonymous donor who has set excellence in eventing education as a top priority. We need to raise just $10,000 more to reach our goal.


Roger Haller building a cross-country fence at Ledyard. USEA Archives Photo.

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