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Amateurs who own horses and compete in Dressage, Show Jumping and/or Eventing are invited to participate in a research study involving a short, 10 minute online survey. This study is being conducted by Michael Willham from Otterbein University to discover behavioral patterns with new market media trends in the horse industry, specifically the advertising considerations of buying and selling sporthorses.
Most eventers recognize a licensed official as their judge, technical delegate or cross-country course designer, but many haven’t considered how these officials found themselves in those roles. The path to becoming licensed is often long, undulating and expensive, and yet these individuals do it to keep the sport alive for years to come. In this series, we explore what exactly it takes to become a licensed official. First up, cross-country course designer.
Established in 2017 by Lynn Coates Holmes, The Amateur Master Rider Series honors Dr. Mary Alice Brown (1938-2011) who was an inspiration to our Master Rider competitors. At the time of her passing in 2011, Dr. Mary Alice Brown was one of only two riders who had competed at multiple levels of Eventing for 55 straight years, focusing on the Beginner Novice level towards the end of her riding career.
In addition, she was an accomplished veterinarian and produced many wonderful horses which she competed and were ridden by top riders in the sport, such as Bruce and Buck Davidson, Mike Plumb and Denny Emerson.
Don't let winter weather get you down. Use the off season as an opportunity to fine tune your riding! In this winter weekly web series, we will revive past Grid Pro Quo articles from our magazine, Eventing USA, to help you brainstorm ways to keep you and your horse in tip-top shape even if you only have access to an indoor arena. Click here to reach all our online Grid Pro Quo exercises.
As year one of the USEA Collapsible Fence Study comes to an end, Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith addressed the USEA Board of Governors at the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on the progress of the University of Kentucky (UK) research at this halfway point.
Dr. Smith leads a small, but mighty team at the University of Kentucky which consists of Mechanical Engineering (ME) graduate student Gregorio Robles Vega, ME undergraduate senior Lange Ledbetter and Shannon Wood, an equestrian and engineering physics student at Murray State University.
USEA Medal Program, founded in 2009, aims to recognize riders who steadily work to hone their skills at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. Medals won are a testament to a high level of proficiency achieved. These are awarded to a rider who finishes three horse trials at a particular level with a final score below a preset requirement (i.e. for a Novice Bronze medal you must finish on a score of a 50 or below). Each of the final scores must be earned at separate locations, and all scores counting toward the medal program must include zero cross-country jump penalties. Competitors must also have a current USEA Membership at the time that scores are achieved.
With the ringing in of 2017, The University of Florida’s Eventing Team is halfway through its inaugural first year. The idea of bringing an eventing team to the University of Florida (UF) was first kicked around at the end of the fall semester in 2015. With the rise of collegiate eventing, adding a team at UF made sense. There is a very strong pre-veterinary and equine program and the university is forty minutes from Ocala, Florida, one of the country’s eventing Meccas.
Due to an event cancellation, the location of the USEF Licensed Officials Final Examination has been relocated to the Richland Park Horse Trials in Richland, Mich. August 24-27, 2017 and is open to all prospective “r”, “R”, “S” Eventing Judges, Technical Delegates, and Cross-Country Course Designers.
What: All Levels Final Examination
Who: Prospective “r”, “R”, “S” Eventing Judges, Technical Delegates, and Cross-Country Course Designers
Where: Richland Park Horse Trials, Richland, Mich.
When: August 24-27, 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 new 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 February feature. Email your tips to [email protected]
With the first competition of 2017 kicking off this weekend, now is a great time to give yourself a refresher on the rule changes going into effect this season. As a reminder, all members are expected to be familiar with all USEF General Rules and USEF Rules for Eventing. These rule changes, which went into effect on December 1, 2016, are identified in italics. Click here for the complete USEF Rules for Eventing. Good luck this season!
EV104 Participation [CHAPTER EV-1 General Rules For All Eventing Competitions]
Charles Owen, the official riding helmet of the USEA, announced today a new safety campaign for 2017. “Safety365” will share the many ways Charles Owen makes safety a priority every day of the year. They have hinted at sharing rider testimonials, fitting facts and safety tips, to help educate all riders on how you can enjoy horses as safely as possible. Make sure to check back on the USEA website as the Safety365 series is rolled out this year.
Don't let winter weather get you down. Use the off season as an opportunity to fine tune your riding! In this winter weekly web series, we will revive past Grid Pro Quo articles from our magazine, Eventing USA, to help you brainstorm ways to keep you and your horse in tip-top shape even if you only have access to an indoor arena.