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The sport of Eventing has undergone dramatic changes in the last 10-15 years. The loss of the Classic long format has changed the type of horses required to excel, FEI rules and increased qualification criteria has seen a proliferation of CICs, which in turn impacts national horse trials at all levels. Rules to improve safety of both horse and rider have increased participation costs for riders. The need to design and build many different cross-country courses for events running national and FEI divisions at the same competition has forced organizers to increase entry fees.
Original Post Date: 10/19/2015 - 12:08   |   Last Updated: 2015:10:19 10:08:54

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Original Post Date: 12/29/2015 - 13:41   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:29 13:41:21

Getting to the Diplomat Resort and Spa Driving Directions:(Self- Parking is available for $20/day.)From Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airporto   Start off heading southwest on Terminal Drive toward U.S. Route 1 South.Merge onto North Federal Highway/U.S. 1 South toward Dania Beach/Hollywood.
Original Post Date: 12/29/2015 - 12:20   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:29 13:29:18

Allyn Mann, Director of the Animal Health Division at Luitpold, held an educational seminar during the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention to educate attendees on degenerative joint disease and how you can combat this in your equine partners. Mann began his instruction by walking the audience through the components of a healthy joint including the synovial membrane, joint fluid, subchondral bone, and cartilage. Mann said that the majority of joint problems begin with the synovial membrane.
Original Post Date: 12/15/2015 - 10:07   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:31 10:17:15

Last weekend the USEA hosted one of our most sueccessful Conventions to date with over 400 attendees. This Throwback Thursday reflects on the USEA (then USCTA) Annual Meeting and Convention of 1993 as writen in USCTA News. This article summarized many meetings of riding groups like Young Riders and Adult Riders that still meet today. Click below to see the main issues and topics of Eventing in 1993. 
Original Post Date: 12/10/2015 - 15:26   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:10 15:26:19

Original Post Date: 12/10/2015 - 12:22   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:10 12:22:43

The USEA Board of Governors convened this morning to discuss committee news and report back from their sessions throughout the week. President Diane Pitts introduced new board members and encouraged each of them to get involved with committees. Pitts also welcomed new USEA CEO Rob Burk. The Board then went into discussions that were tabled from their meeting on Friday. Because of continued unresolved discussion, the Board has decided to withdraw the proposed rule changes for helmets and safety vests. They have agreed to revisit this idea at a later date.
Original Post Date: 12/06/2015 - 12:05   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:06 12:05:00

From Toronto to RioDavid O’Connor began this afternoon meeting by inviting the key players from the Pan American Games to reflect on their experiences and successes. This included USEF Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris, Team Veterinarian Dr. Susan Johns, and the gold medal team of Lauren Kieffer, Marilyn Little, Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton. After introductions, Morris recognized the owners of the horses, grooms for the teams and the traveling reserve, Jennie Brannigan, for all of their support.
Original Post Date: 12/05/2015 - 18:00   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:17 14:17:13

The Eventing 2016-2026 USEA Summit ran "Against the Clock" as speakers touched on a variety of topics took to the podium in a packed room. Below are notes from the speakers' points, comments from audience members and the ideas related back following the break out session. The full schedule fo the Summit speakers and topics is available here. 
Original Post Date: 12/05/2015 - 11:18   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:29 14:15:56

USEA Board of Governors MeetingThe agenda for the first USEA Board of Governors Meeting was packed as usual covering a variety of Association business. Diane Pitts, USEA President, started the meeting with her year-end review. Pitts reported that the USEA had a great 2015 with highlights including: no debt, the USEA Endowment is now the USEA Foundation, the YEH/FEH Champs had the highest quality horses ever, the equine medical research program was a huge success and the start of the course designers grant.
Original Post Date: 12/04/2015 - 18:54   |   Last Updated: 2015:12:08 13:35:53

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