~United States Eventing Association -- Home
The Chairs of the Dressage and Eventing Committees, Frank Kemperman and Giuseppe della Chiesa, presented the proposed format changes for their individual disciplines in the two afternoon sessions at the FEI Sports Forum.
Evolution of Eventing
The evolution of Eventing was the focal point of the second afternoon session.
Veteran show jumper Susan Hutchison’s winning mount in the 6-year-old YJC Qualifier at Blenheim Spring Classic 3 is the product of a development program that is very different than most young jumpers.
Fleeceworks Royal (Riverman – Marisol, by Corofino) is a purpose-bred event horse and winner of the 2014 West Coast Young Event Horse Championship as a 5-year-old. The grey Holsteiner mare is a full sibling to well-known 4* eventer R-Star, winner of the 2014 Galway Downs International 3* with Kristi Nunnink.
This week's episode is an update on safety issues with Sarah Broussard, who is co-chair of the USEA Course Design & Fence Construction Safety Task Force and with Carol Kozlowski is also co-chair of the USEA Safety Committee. Click here to listen on the web, click here for the MP3, or listen on the podcast player below.
John “Jack” Leary, 60, of Lovettsville, Virginia, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Burlington, Connecticut. Jack was born October 23, 1954 in New York, N.Y., son of the late Daniel A. Leary and Elisabeth (Mullen) Leary; he grew up in Connecticut and spent much of his adult life in Litchfield. He received a BA in Political Science from Georgetown University, Washington DC, in 1976. Jack began his career in 1976 with Motorlease Corporation, his family’s fleet management company in Farmington, CT.
In his first appearance at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* presented by Land Rover, Michael Jung claimed two spots on the podium for Germany and will take home a Rolex watch and $136,000.
The 32-year-old German rider jumped a double clear round on FischerRocana FST on a day when rails were falling, many and often, to take the overnight lead from New Zealand’s Tim Price and Wesko. He also claimed third place on La Biosthetique – Sam FBW, who won the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010.
Forty-six horses will take on Richard Jeffery's show jumping course in the Rolex arena this afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. Will Faudree withdrew Andromaque early this morning, as did Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice. Francis Whittington also opted not to present Easy Target, withdrawing him from the competition. Caitlin Silliman and Catch a Star were held, then opted to withdraw. All other horses were ultimately accepted, although several were held and represented, including Annie Clover, Bay My Hero, Catch a Star, Novelle, and Coal Creek.
The USEA has established a Course Designers’ Educational Grant/Mentoring program to fund the education and development of new U.S. course designers.
There is an urgent need for new Course Designers with the riding experience necessary to understand the demands of the sport at the highest levels. By investing in the education and training of these future course designers, we will ensure the U.S. remains a major force in all aspects of international eventing and will always have pool of highly qualified course designers available to our organizers.
On a chilly, rain-soaked day of cross-country riding at the Kentucky Horse Park, the international horses proved they came to play, snagging the top five spots on the leaderboard.
Kiwi rider Tim Price made the trip from his home base in England count, jumping clear and inside the time on a keen-looking Wesko – one of only six double-clear rounds all day. Tim, who was tied for first with Michael Jung after dressage (36.3), admitted that he was concerned about the forecast for today’s weather.