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The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive the action as we share videos of the different sessions!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the 2018 Young Event Horse (YEH) East and West Coast Championships.
The YEH East Coast Championships will be held Thursday-Friday, October 18-19 at Fair Hill International in Elkton, Md. The YEH West Coast Championships will move to a new location this year at the Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, Calif. on Sunday, October 21.
The YEH Championship judges on both coasts this year will be Lucinda Green (GBR), Sally Ike (USA), and Chris Ryan (IRL). Lucinda Green and Sally Ike will judge the dressage and jumping phases and Chris Ryan will judge conformation.
Meet the Judges for the 2018 YEH Championships
This year the governing body of equestrian sports, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), is going to increase testing of the human athletes in preparation for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. While the well-being of the horses is always top priority, and it is well established what a controlled substance is for a horse, the same rules are not as well understood for riders. Why is it important for riders to understand and obey human drug rules? Because in order to participate in the Olympic Games, equestrian sports must comply with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards.
Founded in 2015, Randolph-Macon College’s eventing program is growing by leaps and bounds—so much so that the college recently purchased Coventry Farm, which boasts 70 acres of pasture, has space for 33 horses and includes an indoor riding arena. Dana Lesesne, director of the equestrian program, says the farm offers riders a top-quality facility in a beautiful setting.
Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia was one of two events hosting Adequan USEA Gold Cup divisions over Easter weekend, with 23 in the CIC3* division and another 10 in the Advanced division and several horses and riders making their final prep runs before heading to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* later this month. The USEA was on the ground at Bouckaert Farm taking it all in, and you can too by looking through our lens. Want to read more about the competition? Click here for the USEA's coverage.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) would like to welcome back longtime sponsor Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) as “The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA”, Title Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup Series and Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). Now in its 14th year, the Gold Cup Series consists of 11 qualifying competitions at the Advanced and CIC3* levels which will culminate at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships, August 29-September 2, 2018, at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
2018 is the year to make history at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) August 30–September 2 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. For the first time in AEC history, the USEA is delighted to announce the inclusion of non-championship divisions from Beginner Novice through Preliminary level at this year’s Championships. These non-championship divisions are considered ‘festival’ classes and will run in conjunction with the AEC at the Colorado Horse Park.
Whether you haven’t had a chance to qualify, are disappointed your fourth-place finish limits your qualification, or want to bring your string of four horses but only three are qualified for the AEC; there’s a spot for anyone and everyone this year at the Colorado Horse Park.
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 with the intent of becoming a competitive collegiate team and is currently the only intercollegiate eventing team in North Carolina. Our main goal is to aid students in obtaining a higher level of education while continuing to event as part of a team. Currently our team has 15 active undergraduate members as well as five alumni members competing in levels Maiden through Training. Our riders come from all different backgrounds; some were raised in eventing barns, others rode western or hunter, and a few just started eventing when they joined the team.
Matt Flynn secured the first International win of his career Saturday at Fair Hill International, taking top honors in the CIC3* with Flynn Sport Horses' Get Lucky.
The Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. Organizing Committee regrets to announce the death of Walterstown Don, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Don Juan De La Bouverie x Walterstown Treacy VII) owned by Lauren Burnell and ridden by Rebecca Braitling. Walterstown Don was competing in the CIC3* division, collapsed during the cross-country phase between fences 18 and 19 and died of causes unknown at this time pending necropsy. Braitling was attended to on site and then was transferred to Sierra Vista Regional Medical for further care. The Organizing Committee of the Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. and the USEA wish to extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the connections of Walterstown Don.
Eventing at Virginia Tech was founded by a small group of ambitious students in 2015, hopeful to bring eventing into the already-established equestrian world at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is most well-known for its close-knit campus and making everyone feel a part of the Hokie community. We strive to create a loving team atmosphere and work to help each other in riding and balancing school responsibilities. Our greatest strength lies in the support system of team members, whether we compete or just want to be around other horse-loving people. Members frequently have movie nights, team dinners, meetings, and ride together.
Boyd Martin emerged as the leader of the competitive CIC3* division Friday after dressage at Fair Hill International with the Long Island T Syndicate’s Long Island T, earning a score of 26.3 in the 12-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred's (Ludwig Von Bayern x Haupstsbuch Highlight) second start at this level.
“It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. We had the three-star at [Cloud 11~Gavilan North Carolina International], then [The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center] then this one, and they’ve each had a slightly difference atmosphere,” the two-time Olympian said. “The horses all seem to light up in this ring. It suited Long Island T. He’s a quiet horse, and it spiced him up just enough.”