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Catch Up with the First Day of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

Thu, 2017-12-07 21:28

Thursday kicked off the first day of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention with five open sessions and a multitude of closed committee meetings at the Westin in Long Beach, Calif. For USEA members who weren’t able to attend the Convention in person, catch the livestream, or just want to reread the highlights of several of the talks of the day – the USEA sat in on many of the sessions.


USEA Selects Kentucky for the 2019 and 2020 American Eventing Championships

Thu, 2017-12-07 08:56

Leesburg, Va. – The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the selection of Lexington, Ky. as the host city of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) for a two-year term beginning in 2019. The 2019 and 2020 events will be managed by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike, organizer of the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. The events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.


USEA to Live Stream the 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention

Wed, 2017-12-06 14:29

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be providing a livestream of select content from the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in partnership with Ride On Video. This year’s Convention will be held from December 7-10 at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.  


Fast Facts: 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

Wed, 2017-12-06 08:58

We’re just a day away from kicking off the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Long Beach, California! Eventers from all over the country will be converging on the Westin Long Beach Hotel for four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings with other eventing enthusiasts from December 7-10, 2017.


Southern California Equestrian Sports Announces 2017 Award Recipients

Tue, 2017-12-05 16:55

Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced today the 2017 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors. “As an organization we are proud to recognize this year’s recipients on their dedication to the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and globe. Each of our 2017 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.


VIDEO: Eventing Training Online Presents Motivation and Shape Over Fences with Greg Best

Tue, 2017-12-05 09:39

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) in partnership with Eventing Training Online, the “Official Online Educational Partner of the USEA,” is proud to provide exclusive educational video content featuring coaching and tips from top instructors from around the world. USEA members also benefit from discounted subscriptions to Eventing Training Online, where they will have access to a complete video library of educational conten


In Memoriam: Leslie Hicks

Mon, 2017-12-04 13:22

Leslie D. Hicks, a well-known upper-level competitor in U.S. eventing, passed away at her home in Citra, Florida, on the morning of November 30 from cancer. She was 58. 


Jane and Terry Lynch: USEA's Volunteers of the Month Presented by Athletux

Mon, 2017-12-04 09:27

It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers.


What to Pack for a Classic Three-Day Event

Sat, 2017-12-02 09:52

There is no doubt that most eventers are well-organized and travel to events with most everything they need. But a classic series long format event is a little different. Your preparation will start much earlier with the conditioning that must take place and you will be likely be staying at the venue several days longer than you would for a regular horse trial.


Clinic with Peter Thomsen at Willow Run Farm

Fri, 2017-12-01 12:30

Legendary German eventer Peter Thomsen is coming to the United States, and Jonathan and Jennifer Holling are hosting Thomsen at their Willow Run Farm in Ocala, Florida, for a two-day clinic December 16-17, 2017.


Applications Open for 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

Fri, 2017-12-01 10:40

Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on February 1, 2018.


Daniel Stewart's Tip of the Month: The Power of Positivity

Fri, 2017-12-01 09:07

This month we’re going to begin a four-part series on how to create positive riding potential by making sure the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, positive affirmations, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself have a huge influence on your ability to believe in yourself. As a result, let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!


USEA Events A-Z: Dunnabeck Horse Trials

Thu, 2017-11-30 09:21

Dunnabeck Horse Trials in Carbondale, Illinois (Area IV) hosts one USEA recognized event every year in early September. The event is sponsored by the Boskydell Pony Club and offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.


FEH Program To Offer Central Championship at Texas Rose Horse Park in 2018!

Wed, 2017-11-29 14:11

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the Future Event Horse (FEH) program will include a Central Championship in 2018 to accompany the East and West Coast Championships that already exist.


Identifying and Treating Corns in Horse Hooves

Wed, 2017-11-29 09:09

Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated.


Help Us Meet Our $25,000 Challenge – Only $10,000 Left To Go!

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:13

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and is recognized as the day when the world community turns its mind to donating to the charity closest to their hearts and minds.


Hindy and Staples Secure Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards at Texas Rose

Tue, 2017-11-28 09:15

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique.


Rule Refresher: Disqualification

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:04

Disqualification from competition can occur for a number of reasons, so make sure you’re familiar with the different ways in which a rider can be disqualified to avoid making a costly mistake! Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. 


Equine Fatality at the Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials

Sun, 2017-11-26 18:07

Thomson, Georgia - The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is saddened to report an equine fatality in the Preliminary/Training division at the Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials. Avery Lewis and her 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, The Manx Man (also known as Toby), fell at fence 8, a log hogs back. The rider was transported for medical evaluation and released.


PODCAST: Meet the 2017 Young Event Horse Championship Winners

Fri, 2017-11-24 10:42

On this week’s program, get to know the winners of the 2017 Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship divisions! First up, Tamie Smith tells us more about Bonner Carpenter’s Summerbridge Parc, winner of the YEH West Coast 5-Year-Old Championship. Plus, Smith provides some tips for success when working with young horses. Then, Marc Grandia shares  Pam Duffy’s Sunsprite’s Watusi’s story.