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The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with equestrian data science company, EquiRatings, to implement the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) at national level in the U.S.
The partnership follows months of engagement between the parties which began immediately after the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. last December. EquiRatings will work with the USEA on developing data analysis and implementing their predictive analysis tool to measure and manage risk – the ERQI.
As the countdown to the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ticks on, 10 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates are gearing up to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the world. The YEH program is designed to identify the up-and-coming superstars of the sport. The series offers classes for 4- and 5-year-olds where judges evaluate their suitability for the highest levels of eventing, and now years later we have a successful pool of gradutes who have made it. Meet the alumni:
The Foothills Nature Equestrian Center (FENCE) boasted one of the largest collegiate team challenges to date last weekend at their April FENCE Horse Trials with 12 teams made of 33 students going head-to-head for top honors.
It was University of Kentucky (UK) who ultimately earned the win with their UK White team. Made up of riders Taylor Pence, Rachel Kiczuk, Adrienne Watts and Claire Rowlands, the quartet lead the challenge wire-to-wire finishing on a final team score of 92.43.
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Flowers aren’t the only thing in bloom. With many parts of the country experiencing a mild winter, mosquito populations may be particularly abundant this spring. That means an increased risk of your horse contracting West Nile virus (WNV). Now is the time to think about prevention.
West Nile virus remains the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States. Transmitted by mosquitoes that can infect horses and humans, WNV has been detected in horses in all 48 continental states, as well as most of Canada and Mexico.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce their new partnership with Nelson Manufacturing Company. As a Contributing Level Sponsor for this year’s USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), Nelson Manufacturing is generously awarding a watering system as a prize for the 2017 AEC. The AEC will be held August 30- September 3, 2017 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
“We at Nelson Manufacturing are excited to be partnering with the USEA for the American Eventing Championships,” said Tom Dowd of Nelson Manufacturing. “We are proud to be part of this great show and look forward to seeing you in August.”
Following the announcement of the new USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Young Event Horse (YEH) Professional Trainer and Instructor Certificates, the USEA is excited to introduce the first ICP Young Horse Workshop. The workshop will be held June 26-28, 2017 at Steuart Pittman’s Dodon Farm in Davidsonville, Md.
Two-time USEA Lady Rider of the Year, Olympic and Pan-Am Games rider, Lauren Kieffer is taking the USEA along on “bringing up babies” as she shares a year in the life of four of her 6-year-olds in their journey to become top level event horses. Did you miss part 1? Read it here.
Well, I made a mistake with one of the young horses. Eventers in general are very good at admitting when they are wrong (cue eye roll), but if you are going to work with young horses it is a necessity to acknowledge when you have made a mistake so that you can fix it. The mistake I made is one most of us have made before, and will make again, I moved a horse up too soon.
Curious about the new Modified level? The inaugural division was hosted at The Fork Horse Trials at Tryon International Equestrian Center. Listen in to get the thoughts of first- and second-place finishers Allison Springer and William Zuschlag and course designer Tremaine Cooper.
The sport of eventing lost another legendary horse last week. John Williams’ Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner Carrick was euthanized last Friday, April 14. Carrick was 25.
The pair proudly rode for the United States at the 2002 World Equestrian Games where they finished fourth and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where Team USA finished bronze.
Carrick was also a strong force at the very top levels. With multiple CCI4* completions, he also finished second at the 2002 Kentucky Three-Day Event and fourth at the 2003 Burghley Horse Trials. Carrick never had a cross-country penalty at any level in 13-year career.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Foundation is delighted to announce the formation of the Wilton Fair Fund, one million dollars donated by David and Cheryl Lenaburg to support U.S. developing riders. The Fund will allow up to $100,000 in grants to be given each year for a variety of educational opportunities for riders 29 and under who have not yet ridden for a senior team.
Cross-country made for an exciting finale for the international competitors at the Fair Hill International April CIC and HT. Phillip Dutton scooped up both first and second place in the CIC*** with Mr Candyman and Z, respectively, Chris Talley took the blue for the CIC** with Sandro’s Star, and Courtney Cooper rode Tender Bravissimo to a CIC* win.
Overnight leader Mr Candyman, a 10-year-old Holstiener (Canto x Montara) owned by Anne Jones, Bridget Coleman, Caroline Moran and Thomas Tierney, jumped boldly around Derek di Grazia’s CIC*** track this morning adding 5.6 time penalties to clinch the win in the division.
Rio Olympic Bronze medalist Phillip Dutton proved experience is everything after earning the lead the CIC***, CIC** and CIC* divisions at Fair Hill International’s April HT and CIC with Mr Candyman, Fernhill Singapore and The Manager, respectively.
A dressage score of 48.9 gave Dutton and Anne Jones, Bridget Coleman, Caroline Moran and Thomas Tierney’s Mr Candyman third place to start the CIC*** this morning. “The horse was working well and the three-star test is becoming pretty easy for him now. He seems to get better week after week,” Dutton said of the 10-year-old Holsteiner’s (Canto x Montara) dressage test.