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Former event rider Dr. Debbie Stanitski was injured in a riding accident but now competes in para-equestrian competitions with her mare, Biara. But once an eventer, always an eventer, and the horsewoman of Charleston, South Carolina, will be jump judging at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for the fourth time this year.
Original Post Date: 04/16/2015 - 09:19   |   Last Updated: 2015:04:16 09:19:01

Original Post Date: 03/27/2015 - 15:13   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:27 15:13:07

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Eventing 18 Program outline and application are now available. The Eventing 18 Program is the beginning of the athlete pipeline and aims to build a foundation of future horsemen and women that will hopefully go on to represent the United States. Selection into the program will be based on talent, competitiveness, commitment, and potential.
Original Post Date: 03/27/2015 - 11:52   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:30 08:51:55

Area II YRAP Coordinator Chris Donovan explains the Young Rider Advancement Program and reports on the Cross Border Challenge at Sporting Days Horse Trials in Aiken, SC. Rolex Rookie Liz Halliday-Sharp talks about her preparation for this year's event from her new winter base in Ocala, FL, including finishing runner-up with HHS Cooley at the Red Hills CIC3*.Click here to listen or listen on the podcast player below. 
Original Post Date: 03/24/2015 - 08:49   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:24 08:49:35

You've undoubtedly heard the term, "Get in the Zone," but just what is the zone and how in the world do you get there?An important requirement to riding well is staying focused on the present and positive - rather than on the past and problems. The reason "being in the zone" is so important is that this happens automatically when you're in the zone.  
Original Post Date: 03/16/2015 - 09:15   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:16 09:15:39

The Professional Riders Organization has launched the Prelim to PRO Team Series, presented by Triple Crown Nutrition. The new series introduces juniors and young riders to a team experience at the prelim and CIC1* level with an emphasis on education, horsemanship and a team format. The Prelim to PRO Team Series was conceived and designed by PRO Junior Board Members Karri Bellamy, Caroline Martin and Jorgen Olijslager.
Original Post Date: 03/11/2015 - 15:26   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:11 15:26:50

The Young Rider Advancement Program kicked off last weekend at the Sporting Days Horse Trials in Aiken, South Carolina. YRAP coordinator Chris Donovan wrote in about the first event of the season:
Original Post Date: 03/09/2015 - 16:28   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:09 16:28:43

Brian and Lisa Sabo from Area VI discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching children, their approach to engaging young people in the sport and why their Pony Club program has become so successful. Listen here or on the podcast player below.
Original Post Date: 03/09/2015 - 09:21   |   Last Updated: 2015:03:09 09:21:55

The Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event is excited to announce its partnership with the Area II Young Rider Advancement Program (YRAP).With the relatively recent addition of a Novice Three-Day division, more young riders have been able to take advantage of the event’s hybrid education-competition set up. The event will run Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, marking a shift from its usual Wednesday through Saturday arrangement. The move is intended to make the show more accessible to both competitors and spectators.
Original Post Date: 02/20/2015 - 09:56   |   Last Updated: 2015:02:20 09:56:47

At the 2014 USEA Annual Meeting of the Members, a by-law change was made to provide for the drawing of Area borders along state lines. In response to the concerns of the members living in western Pennsylvania, the Board of Governors has made a provision whereby those members may now declare which Area they would like to be assigned to for purposes of competitions, year-end awards and Championships. 
Original Post Date: 02/05/2015 - 17:07   |   Last Updated: 2015:02:05 17:07:46


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