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June 24, 2015

The USEA Equine Cardiopulmonary Research Group will be conducting a study this weekend at the New Jersey Horse Park as part of the New Jersey Horse Trials I, June 27-28. The Group has been working on improving the testing techniques and the USEA has now purchased additional equipment that will allow for more horses to be included in the study.

June 24, 2015

"If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all." We've all heard the quote, but how many of us forget to take our own advice when we speak to ourselves?
Riding is a sport of distances, from 12' strides to 3' fences and 550 meters per minute. While these distances certainly play an important role in riding, so does the 7" between your ears.  Since this is where confidence, optimism and willpower is born, it just might be the most important distance of all.

June 24, 2015

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates, locations and judges for the 2015 Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships on the east and west coast.

The 2015 YEH East Coast Championship will be held on October 15-16 at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland. The YEH West Coast Championship will be held at Galway Downs (Temecula, Calif.) on October 28-29, 2015.

June 23, 2015

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the ranked alternates for the U.S. Pan American Eventing Team for the 2015 Pan American Games.

The alternate athlete-and-horse combinations have been ranked in the following order (pending the approval of the Ad Hoc Selection Group):

June 23, 2015

The Western Pennsylvania Combined Training Association has been a long-standing and loyal affiliate of the USEA since 1995. After almost 20 years, the organization is no longer active. We will miss seeing Western Pennsylvania among our affiliates. Good luck, and thanks for all your service to the Eventing affiliate community. 

June 23, 2015

We begin our series of previews of this summer's Pan American Games and Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships with Canadian Coach Clayton Fredericks and Area I Coach Mikki Kuchta.

Click here to listen on mp3, click here to listen on the web, or use the podcast player below: 

June 21, 2015

It may have been Father’s Day today, but it was the girls who finished on top at the inaugural Great Meadow International. In the CIC3*, Jennie Brannigan completed her wire-to-wire win with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding – adding just eight time penalties to finish in first.

June 20, 2015

It was a seriously good decision that the Land Rover Great Meadow International organizers moved up the schedule to outrun the scheduled thunderstorms and both the CIC3* and Pan American Preparatory Trial were completed in just a little over the hour. Shortly after the final horse jumped the skies opened up to intense storms and tornado warnings.

In the CIC3* Cambalda’s barn name, Ping, was quite fitting tonight as he tackled the Richard Jeffery show jumping course with ease – leaving all the rails in the cups and maintaining her spot at the top of the leaderboard.

June 19, 2015

The first day of the first ever Land Rover Great Meadow CIC3* is now in the history books and Jennie Brannigan and Nina Gardner’s Cambalda lead the division after the dressage phase. The 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Balda Beau x Cathys Lady) had his best ever dressage test to score a 39.8 – the only sub-40 mark.

June 19, 2015

When USEA CEO Jo Whitehouse, who recently announced that she is retiring at the end of the year, was told by President Diane Pitts that she and former president Kevin Baumgardner would be in town on Thursday, June 18th, and planned to stop by the USEA office to “discuss the AEC” little did she know what was really afoot. The notion of conducting USEA business was just a ruse and instead Pitts and Baumgardner came bearing some electrifying news: Whitehouse has been elected to the USEA Hall of Fame and will be inducted into that august body at the USEA Annual Meeting in December.

June 18, 2015

Leesburg, Va. - June 18, 2015 – The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the selection of the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and the Colorado Horse Park as the host sites of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) for a three-year term, beginning in 2016.

June 17, 2015

I met my now 6-year-old mare as a 3-year-old filly. I wasn't aware of her rough start in life, but I knew she was special. 



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