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West Yorkshire, England – Nine of the 19 combinations in the Bishop Burton College Under 25 CCI3* division performed their dressage test in front of the Ground Jury of PollyAnn Huntington (AUS), Christina Klingspor (SWE), and Les Smith (GBR). Under the guidance of USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach Leslie Law, Jenny Caras had an excellent test with Fernhill Fortitude to sit atop the leaderboard with a score of 48.9 at the end of the first day of competition.
The second leg of the inaugural Event Rider Masters (ERM) is set to take place at this weekend’s EQUI-TREK Bramham International Horse Trials in Yorkshire. With a total of £50,000 up for grabs this weekend, there is everything to play for. Forty horse’s and rider’s representing eleven nations feature in an awesome line up including three times world number one William Fox-Pitt (GB), double Olympic Champion Sir Mark Todd (NZ) and former Rolex Grand Slam winner Pippa Funnel (GB). All the action of leg 2 of the ERM series featuring some of the very best horses and riders in the world can be viewed at www.eventridermasters.tv
Full Moon Farm has added a second event to the Area II calendar to be hosted at their Finksburg, Md. venue. The one-day event will take place July 24, 2016 to replace the discontinued Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials.
The farm has hosted an unrecognized event on this date in years past, so the evolution to a recognized event was easily done. “Since we already have run our ‘Aloha Horse Trials’ for the past five years on that date, we were mentally prepared anyway,” says farm owner and event organizer, Karen Fulton. “With AEC being closer this year we have had a ton of folks who would like another chance to qualify and get there! A win-win for everyone.”
This week on the podcast, we focus on the safety protocols and procedures within the USEA. Safety Commitee Chair Carol Kozlowski and Cross-Country Fence Construction/Course Design Safety Task Force Chair Jonathan Holling join us to clarify the role of these safety bodies within our Association, as well as to discuss their role in sport safety. We also welcome Dr. Suzanne Smith of the University of Kentucky on the podcast to explain her plan of research for the USEA Collapsible Fence Study.
You can donate to the collapsible fence study through the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org
Tips and Tricks of the Trade is a new article series being provided through a partnership between Athletux and the USEA.
Have a white or grey horse that wants to always be brown? Or socks that you can't get white? Here are a few easy and handy tips from four-star rider Hawley Bennett-Awad’s groom, Sarah Braun, for keeping white horses and legs white.
With the recent creation of the Eventing Club at Texas Christian University (TCU), its members are excited to begin their endeavors as a team in the upcoming fall show season, here in the heart of Area V. The club originated with the realization that many young eventers viewed college as the end of their eventing careers. They understood that if it was not a university-approved sport then there would be no recognition and understanding that the eventing students were student athletes who were trying to balance their academics with riding. The solution to this problem was the creation of an Eventing Club.
The annual Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are now available! These scholarships, one for Adult Amateurs and one for Young Adults, aim to reward up-and-coming amateur eventers by helping to fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions and private or group instruction.
Hamilton, Georgia – Poplar Place Farm and the USEA are saddened to report that a 24-year-old Thoroughbred named Fate’s Secret ridden by Victoria Blake and owned by Laura Duhamel collapsed and died after completing cross-country in the Junior Beginner Novice Rider Division of the Area III Championship today. The rider was unhurt. Blood samples were collected from Fate’s Secret and will be analyzed as a part of the ongoing USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Study.
Our thoughts are with all of the connections to Fate’s Secret at this difficult time.
The Land Rover Great Meadow International presented by Adequan is excited to host the first ever FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing to be held in the United States, and the entries are already rolling in. Because this is a CICO3*, the entry process is different from other CICs or horse trials that have been held in the U.S.
The 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are less than 100 days away, and moving to their exciting new home at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina on September 1-4. AEC brings together eventers of all levels from across the country to compete for national titles, a piece of the cash purse and more incredible prizes than they can carry.
Heart of the Carolinas 2016: Education, Horsemanship and Big Dreams Made This the Best Year Yet
The sixth annual Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials featured new divisions, exceptional clinicians and revealed long-term plans for the Southern 8ths Farm property in Chesterfield, SC where the event takes place. Farm owner Brad Turley proclaimed 2016 to be the event’s “best year yet.”
Several key figures in the sport attended HOTC as clinicians to help the riders prepare for the three-day. It was an honor to have USEA President-elect Carol Kozlowski along with renowned eventing and dressage judge Sally O’Connor as our primary clinicians alongside our experienced course designers and ground jury.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce their new partnership with Ride Safe. Ride Safe has joined the USEA as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2016 USEA Intercollegiate Championship and Prize Level Sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships.