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If you won a sponsor prize at any USEA horse trials or USEA program (Classic Series, Gold Cup, YEH/FEH, Technical Merit) in 2014, please make sure to redeem your winnings and gift certificates before the year ends, unless the certificate states otherwise.
With respect to our loyal sponsors, we ask that everyone holding gift certificates from a 2014 event to redeem them as soon as possible. Most of these will not be redeemable as of the New Year. If you have any further questions about redeeming your prizes, call Kate Lokey at the USEA office: 703-779-9897
I nearly fell off my chair when I heard that Lucinda Green was going to be teaching a two-day cross-country clinic in Area II. The cherry on top was that it would be held at one my favorite venues: Loch Moy Farm! For those of you who didn’t have her poster on your wall growing up, Lucinda won Badminton Horse Trials a record six times on six different horses. You don’t get much more high-caliber than that!
The USEA Board of Governors would like to reassure all members that they are listening closely to their concerns, reading each and every email and letter they have received. An independent task force has been established to review the rule change proposals to Appendices I and II prior to the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Texas.
Jo Whitehouse tells us what to expect at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention, which takes place at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX, December 3-7th, and Doug Payne offers a jumping exercise as part of our series on Training Tips.
Gladstone, N.J. - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2015 Amanda Warrington Grant to Eventing rider Kurt Martin of Middleburg, VA. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund. Earlier this year, Martin and his talented mount Anna Bella took home the winning honors at the Fair Hill International CIC***.
Developing Sponsor Relationships for Organizers and Riders with Gina Miles and Christie Tull
The discounted room rate ($149) at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel for the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, Dec. 3-7, has been extended until November 14! After this date, the rates will go back up, starting at $279 per night.
On Saturday, ground was broken on a 66-acre lot in Aiken, S.C., marking the space that will become the Aiken Horse Park over the next year. The Aiken Horse Park is the realization of the late Bruce Duchossois' dream to provide an premier schooling and competition facility for equestrians of all levels to enjoy.
This is a one-time opportunity that you will not want to miss!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has secured Germany’s National Eventing Coach, Christopher Bartle (GBR) to conduct the Instructor’s Certification Program’s (ICP) Symposia at both East and West coast venues in January 2015.
On Friday and Saturday, January 16-17, 2015 Chris will teach at the ICP Symposium West at Galway Downs in Temecula, California. He will then travel to Ocala to teach the ICP Symposium East held at Longwood Farm South on Monday and Tuesday, January 19-20.
Eventers aren’t shy about speaking up when it comes to their horses’ welfare. As a course builder for the past ten years, I’ve certainly heard about it when the riders weren’t happy with something on cross-country.
The jumps have received more than their fair share of the press as we’ve explored how to make them safer, examining the type of jump, placement of jump, or jump construction techniques such as frangible pin technology.
Join world-renowned course designer Richard Jeffery on December 3, alongside the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, and learn how to design and ride top-notch show jump courses. This seminar is presented by the USEA, USEF, and Gold Chip Stables, and is open to anyone interested in show jump course design and building.