The United States Eventing Asssociation (USEA) Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Future Event Horse (FEH) Program, and Young Event Horse (YEH) Program are teaming up once again to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter. Taking place February 18-21, 2019, the USEA Educational Symposium has found a new home at the impressive Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida.
USEA ICP Level II certified instructor Gerry Lindsay and Dr. Liz Addison, DVM will be hosting a galloping and conditioning clinic at Oakhill Farm on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The aim of this clinic is to help riders master good cross-country riding skills and to allow horses to have a pipe-opener on excellent footing at a time of year when the ground is hard. This will be a perfect warm-up for the Virginia Horse Trials!
The “Cross The Border Summer Camp” is just around the corner. Organized by Area II and Area III Young Riders, all USEA members are welcomed, young and old. Camp will be held July 21-25, 2020 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Riders from Areas II, III, V, and VIII are already registered – come join the fun.
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
We are welcoming back Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy for an indoor clinic at Gavilan farm January 9 and 10, 2020. Come get a jump start on your 2020 season or just have a good, positive outing. Gavilan farm has a brand new 250 x 150 indoor arena where jump courses with unique exercise will be changed each day! Weather permitting Friday, January 10 can be outside on cross-country. Do not miss this opportunity to get out of the cold and train with the best!
Please us for a great opportunity to learn from Karen O'Connor on December 16-18, 2019. Karen has an incredible depth of knowledge and a passion for horses.
The Area VII Adult Riders are bringing in Three-Time World #1 Eventer, Oliver Townend. Everyone is invited to audit. The audit fee is $20 per day with a discounted price of $10 per day for Young Riders, Adult Riders, or any parent of a rider in this clinic (membership has its privileges!)
Rutledge Farm is thrilled to welcome back two-time Olympic gold medalist Phillip Dutton to host his second eventing clinic as a part of the Rutledge Farm Sessions clinic series. Since 2017, Rutledge Farm has been dedicated to bringing premier educational opportunities to Middleburg, Virginia to support the development of the sport at all levels and for multiple disciplines, including eventing, show jumping, dressage, and equitation.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to ride with one of Ireland's leading riders. Joseph has represented his country at the championship level, including the World Equestrian Games, Olympics, and several European Championship. He has received the coveted Armada dish in 2017 for competing at Badminton Horse Trials five times, has won the Glentrool cross country trophy at Badminton in 2015 and 2017 as well as the best cross-country prize at Pau Horse Trials in 2014.
Please join us for two days of cross-country schooling at FENCE! Come familiarize yourself and your horse with the cross-country course (including at least three new jumps and a full water complex) ahead of our official Horse Trials in October.