Mar 18, 2019

Jones and Kroviak Prevail in Charles Owen Technical Merit at Pine Top

The first of 10 Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions took place February 21-24 at the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia. Over the course of the year, the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award will be presented at one event in each of the 10 USEA Areas, rewarding riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.

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Mar 17, 2019 Membership

Now on Course: Taylor McFall and High Times

It all started when the McFall family sat down to dinner together in January. Jen and Earl McFall, who own and operate Dragonfire Farm in Wilton, California, have a daughter, Taylor, who is turning 16 in April.

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Mar 16, 2019 Profile

The End of an Era: Morris Reflects on her Role at USEF

The U.S. Team just stepped on the podium at a major competition, maybe an emerging athlete just cleared the last jump of her first CCI4*-S, or a U.S. rider just returned from a successful trip abroad. The riders will be congratulated, the horses will be praised, the owners thanked – but for the last seven years these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the behind-the-scenes work of Joanie Morris, Managing Director of Eventing for US Equestrian (USEF).

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Mar 15, 2019 USEA Foundation

A Very Wet Start to the Season

Oh, California! This winter has been unlike any other I remember ever eventing, and the start to the 2019 season has been VERY WET. My usually perfect indoor is half full of wet footing and water, and I feel like everything I own is covered in mud.

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Mar 15, 2019 Young Event Horse

Riding the Perfect Warm-up with Clasing Equestrian

The warm-up is where riders spend the most time in the tack during an event. With a mixture of nervous horses, riders, parents, and coaches, the warm-up area can be chaotic. Whether it’s a horse’s first recognized horse trial or at a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition, the Clasings’ have found a tried-and-true warm-up routine for young horses.

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Mar 14, 2019 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Otter Creek Farm Horse Trials

Otter Creek Farm (OCF) in Wheeler, Wisconsin (Area IV) hosts three USEA recognized events each year in May, August, and September offering Starter through Intermediate levels. Otter Creek Farm also hosts the Area IV leg of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award.

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Mar 13, 2019 Educational Activities

GMHA Eventing Clinic Returns in 2019

In 2019, GMHA is merging the June Eventing clinic and the Festival of Eventing clinics. The USEA June Eventing Clinic is going to be a great opportunity to ride with four fabulous upper level clinicians – Bobby Costello, Bonnie Mosser, Becca Vick, and John Zopatti – over three days right here at GMHA!

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Mar 13, 2019 Convention

VIDEO: 1981: The Last Time a Rider of the Year was Female

It has been 35 years since a female rider last earned the title of USEA Rider of the Year – a fact that was the topic of discussion for the panel of Karen O’Connor, Nina Gardner, Lynn Symansky, Jonathan Holling, and Sam Watson at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

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Mar 12, 2019 Volunteers

Inside the Life of a VIP: Vicki Reynolds, the 2018 Volunteer of the Year

A life filled with horses, racing motocross, competitive rowing, and volunteering, Vicki Reynolds has stayed on the go. Reynolds was able to clock in 330 volunteer hours and 35 minutes to secure the 2018 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.

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Mar 12, 2019 Education

Why Barn Work Does Not Count as Exercise

We feed our horses for optimal performance, spend countless hours practicing all aspects of the dressage test to get the lowest score possible, we do grids, we do trot, canter, and gallop sets, then place the best quality shoes and boots on our horses to protect their legs. We do all of this, yet when it comes to rider fitness few riders treat themselves like the athletes they are.

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Mar 11, 2019 Association News

EQSportsNet Returns as USEA Sponsor

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and EQSportsNet will continue their successful partnership through 2019 to provide access to livestreaming of competitions to USEA members and eventing enthusiasts at a discounted rate.

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