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Laytonsville, MD – Waredaca’s Classic Three-Day Event and Fall Horse Trials, held October 20th-23rd, 2016, is excited to announce the creation of ‘3-2-1 GO! End Breast Cancer’ in an effort to raise funds that will directly support research efforts at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual Classic Three-Day Event and Fall Horse Trials are held every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year the team at Waredaca will be raising funds to support the creation of the Breast Cancer Quality of Care/Quality of Life Measurement Database Fund.
The new Modified level, which was created as a stepping stone between the Training and Preliminary levels, will be making its debut in USEA recognized competitions beginning in 2017. Many have argued that the step up from Training to Preliminary is one of the largest in the sport, and introduces many new challenges including fence height, fence width and increased complexities in all three phases. In an effort to combat this looming move up, the USEA Board of Governors approved the new Modified level, which will be officially offered on December 1, 2016.
Lexington, VA, October 4, 2016 - The Virginia CCI/CIC and Horse Trials (VHT) at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. has several exciting developments coming to the event October 27-30. This event serves as the 2016 Area II Championship for Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels, and the VHT team is preparing to host their first CCI2* in addition to the established CIC2* and CCI*.
“A lot of hard work has gone into getting ready for our first CCI2* and we are excited that it has all come together,” said VHT organizer Andy Bowles. “To host the CCI2* and our other FEI levels in addition to the Area II Championships and our popular Adult Rider Team Challenge will make for a great weekend with a good atmosphere and hopefully a lot of fun for everyone who attends.”
The USEA has established two educational scholarships in memory of the late Roger Haller. Designed to provide financial assistance to those licensed officials who are working towards promotion to the “R” license, the “S” license or the FEI licenses. The Roger Haller Scholarship may be used to offset the costs involved in attending the necessary seminars and obtaining the practical experience required to attain promotion to the next level of licensing. The USEA will award scholarships of $5,000 each to two individuals in 2016.
Tips and Tricks of the Trade is an article series that gives you the industry secrets from the best grooms in the country, and it is brought to you by Athletux. This month Kerri Short, groom for Bobby and Danica Meyerhoff, talks us through mastering a tail braid.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), with input from the Professional Riders’ Organization (PRO), have joined forces to launch the Adequan Gold Cup Signature Series (GCSS). The GCSS will include many elite CIC3* events in the U.S. that will each offer at least $25,000 in prize money, culminating with a GCSS final with an unprecedented total purse. Competitors will accrue points at each leg of the series with a leaderboard tracking rankings throughout the year. Leaderboard rankings will then secure riders a spot in the Final to be held in conjunction with the American Eventing Championships.
This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in Eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years. While it is simple matter of tabulating points earned in a competition to arrive at horse and rider awards, it is a very different proposition when it comes to the non-rider awards; these awards require nominations from our members.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grants for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*, October 13-16, 2016, in Elkton, Md.
The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grants (in alphabetical order):
Amber Levine (Rohnert Park, Calif.) and her own Carry On, a 2007 KWPN gelding
Heather Morris (Wildomar, Calif.) and Team Express Group's Charlie Tango, a 2008 Irish Sport Horse gelding
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.
Leesburg, Va. – The USEA is pleased to announce that two additional Championship judges will be added for the 2016 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) on October 6th.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the Professional Horsemans Council (PHC) are happy to introduce another segment from The Event College at AEC! Event College is a special series designed to educate competitors as well as the general public about the sport of eventing. Get hands-on about grooming, learn the best way to walk cross-country and understand the intricacies of warm up with the best professionals in the country. Today Max Corcoran gives us her industry tips on bandaging a horse’s leg including materials, technique and reasons for wrapping.
Managing the logistics of traveling and competing is complicated enough, but gets taken to a new level when you factor in overseas travel. Each fall, we see a small group of United States riders head to Europe to challenge themselves in a new competitive environment. Tamra Smith and Holly Payne Caravella both spent a few weeks in Europe this fall competing multiple horses, and they join us to share their experiences of traveling, competing and temporarily living overseas with their horses.
The USEA is sad to report that one of Boyd Martin’s former upper level partners died yesterday, October 27, 2016. “Oscar” was a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse, by Coevers Diamond Boy and out of Ballyvannon Beauty VII. Martin stated the gelding suffered from cardiac arrest.