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Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) Schedule:
Dressage Session A Training Program
- January 26-29, 2015
Longwood Farm South-Ocala, Florida
B & C Jumping Training Program
- April 10-12, 2015
Ocala Horse Properties Horse Trials, Ocala, FL
Dressage Session B Training Program
- May 11-12, 2015
Applewood Farm-Califon, NJ
Cross-Country Course Design Training Program
Temecula, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014— Buck Davidson, winner of the CCI3* at the 2013 Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, will journey from his base in Pennsylvania to defend his Galway Downs title, on Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
In 2013, Davidson, of Riegelsville, Pa., rode Petite Flower to victory. This time he’ll try to make it two in a row on Copper Beech, the horse with whom he won the Jersey Fresh CCI3* in May.
USEA Editors Leslie Threlkeld and Caroline Culbertson met with professional saddle fitter Patty Merli to discuss some basics of saddle fitting that can be evaluated at home before calling a pro.
“Riding is all about feel - so is saddle fitting," said Merli. "Does the horse feel free? Do you feel balanced? Is your position effective? Can you put your aids on without feeling like you have to change your position? Does your leg stay under you over a fence? That would basically move them into the next part of a fitting - to the ring.”
We've got some top-notch speakers coming to this year's USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas from December 3-7. To whet your appetite, we are previewing some of those speakers over the next several weeks.
Planning for and Handling Horses During Emergencies with Eldon Reyer
Do you have a special connection with someone being recognized at this year’s Annual Meeting and Convention and you want to find a way to honor them? Purchasing an advertisement to be included in the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention Program is a great way to show your appreciation to your fellow eventer or family member for their amazing achievements this year.
Melissa Hunsberger from Lovettsville, Va., rode Dawn Erdman's Warmblood/TB gelding Rule of Thumb to win the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 4-year-old Championship. William Coleman from Gordonsville, Va., won the 5-year-old Championship riding the former French racehorse Vagabon de Champdoux. For a full report and photos plus complete results please visit the website
Does your saddle fit your horse? Is it helping or hindering his performance?
USEA Editors Leslie Threlkeld and Caroline Culbertson met with professional saddle fitter Patty Merli to discuss some basics of saddle fitting that can be evaluated at home before calling a pro. Click the link below to see part one of this two-part series - you may be surprised by what you learn!
Ocala, Florida - Equiventures, LLC., purchased by Richard Trayford last spring, is very pleased to announce updates to the Ocala Horse Properties Horse Trials for their November 2014 horse trials as well as 2015 horse trials next January, February, and April. These additions should fulfill not only your competitive needs, but your appetite and thirst for entertainment as well.
Elkton, Md. –The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday as three- and two-star competitors proved their mettle over Sally Ike-designed show jumping tracks. Both Jennie Brannigan and Julie Richards produced faultless rounds to claim victory in the CCI3* and CCI2*, respectively.
At the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in December 2011, Sharon White was surprised and honored to receive the $30,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant.
Three years later, White is fulfilling the end goal of this generous grant as she spends several weeks overseas, representing the United States at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands with Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection and the Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* in France with Dale Clabaugh’s Wundermaske.
Elkton, Md. – Quick, clear trips were the order of the day over Derek di Grazia’s CCI cross-country tracks on Saturday at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International. In the CCI3* Boyd Martin lengthened his lead, while in the CCI2* Great Britain’s Victoria Jessop holds the overall lead, but it is Julie Richards that heads the USEF National Two Star Championship title hunt.
The 2014 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Champions were crowned today at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. after a jumping test that included both show jumping and cross-country fences.
Judges Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck (Md.), Bea di Grazia (Calif.), and William Micklem (IRL) were looking for athletic, elastic moving horses with promising jumping techniques that, with correct training, will develop physically and mentally into strong upper-level mounts. The jumping and galloping portion is weighted the most heavily of the three sections at 50 percent of the total score.