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Crackerjack (2003 - 2017)

Wed, 2017-11-01 10:27

Crackerjack, a 15.3 hand Irish Sport Horse gelding by Aberjack out of Satan’s Slave was bred by Lucy Boynton Lie for her son Colin Davidson to ride. Davidson started “Crackers” at the Beginner Novice level in 2008 and campaigned him through the Preliminary level. In December of 2010, Davidson passed away in a car accident at the age of 29.


USEA Convention Track Preview: Equine

Wed, 2017-11-01 07:15

We’re just more than a month from the start of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10!


Rydzik and Nolan Victorious in USEA Classic Series at Hagyard Midsouth

Tue, 2017-10-31 07:25

As the 2017 season draws to a close, riders all over the country are competing in long-format USEA Classic Series events as the culmination of their fall season. Hagyard Midsouth Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, hosted both a Training Three-Day as well as the only Preliminary Three-Day in the country at their event on October 18-22, 2017.


Q&A With a Three-Day Winner - Carol Kozlowski, Part One

Mon, 2017-10-30 07:50

This article has been reprinted from Waredaca Talk.

Q: It’s been 13 years since the switch to the short format for the Athens Olympics—yet the long format remains a hot topic. Why do you think the eventing community has kept the conversation alive despite the slim chance of its return?


Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play Bring Home Virginia CCI2* Victory

Sun, 2017-10-29 16:48

Lynn Symansky, of Middleburg, Va., and The Donner Syndicate’s RF Cool Play were the only combination in the Virginia CCI2* to finish on their dressage score. Their proficiency in all three phases was rewarded with a commanding victory at Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington. 


Young Rider Alexandra Baugh Earns First International Victory at Virginia CIC2*

Sun, 2017-10-29 09:33

Area VIII Young Rider Alexandra Baugh, 16, has won the Virginia CIC2* in her first attempt at the level with Altorac Farm’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Ballingowan Pizazz. They finished on their dressage score of 47.7 to top the division of 29 starters. 


Ashburn and Brown Claim Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards at Colorado

Sun, 2017-10-29 09:22

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.


Crackerjack Euthanized at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*

Sat, 2017-10-28 12:10

From Boyd Martin:

Today at the Pau CCI4* in France, Lucy Boynton Lie’s Crackerjack had a wonderful cross-country round. I felt like it was one of our best ever trips together: we were jumping clear and took all the direct routes, and coming into the final stretch in the arena, he had plenty left in the tank. He felt fresh and his ears were pricked and I was thrilled with the way he was going.


Canada's Jessica Phoenix Leads the Way in Virginia CCI2*

Sat, 2017-10-28 07:57

The first of over 550 horse and rider combinations danced down centerline today in the Virginia CCI/CIC and HT at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. All FEI and Preliminary competitors posted their initial scores today in dressage. The CIC*, Intermediate, and non-Championship Preliminary divisions also negotiated Chris Barnard’s influential show jumping course. 


Dominant Performances by Myers and Leuenberger in USEA Classic Series at Waredaca

Sat, 2017-10-28 07:49

Waredaca Horse Trials in Laytonsville, Maryland hosted the only 2017 USEA Classic Series events in Area II at their fall event, October 19-22, 2017. In addition to a full horse trials for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels, Waredaca also offered Training and Novice Three-Day divisions. There were 24 competitors in the Training Three-Day and 28 in the Novice Three-Day.


Local Cancer Organizations Awarded $51,000 in Grants by Halt Cancer at X

Fri, 2017-10-27 15:17

Halt Cancer at X, a local initiative that provides funding for national breast cancer research and local support services, announced today the four recipients of their 2017-2018 Community Grants. The approximately $51,000 in funds were donated through the efforts of Montana Equestrian Events during The 2017 Event at Rebecca Farm.


US Equestrian Announces Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 Program Participants for 2018

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:59

The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following athletes for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 program for 2018. The Emerging Athletes List designates athletes with the potential to evolve into future team candidates.


The Annual Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale Highlights Potential Eventing Stars

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:49

In less than three weeks’ time, the annual Goresbridge Go For Gold sale of event horses will take place in Co Wexford, Ireland. Running over November 13–15, 2017, and with the sale on the final night, this fixture has become a must attend for event riders and owners, both amateur and professional.


PODCAST: Get to Know the New USEF Eventing Performance Director + Fair Hill International CCI3* Winner

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:20

Get to know Erik Duvander, the new USEF Performance Director for Eventing, and learn more about what the job entails and his vision for the program. Then, hear from Selena O’Hanlon fresh from her win at the 2017 Fair Hill International CCI3* with John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High. O’Hanlon is the first Canadian to win the Fair Hill CCI3* in the event’s history.


Horses Came First, Second, and Last: My Unapologetic Road to Eventing Gold

Thu, 2017-10-26 12:28

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of Horses Came First, Second, and Last by Jack Le Goff, with Jo Whitehouse.


2017 USEA Course Designer's Educational Grant

Thu, 2017-10-26 11:47

The USEA has established a Course Designers’ Educational Grant/Mentoring Program to fund the education and development of U.S. course designers. The program is open to those who have competed at the CCI2* level in recent years and who have completed the Course Design Module at a USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials Seminar. Funds of up to $6,000 will be awarded in 2017.


USEA Events A-Z: Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials

Thu, 2017-10-26 07:25

The Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Ga. (Area III) hosts six USEA recognized competitions a year offering Beginner Novice through Advanced levels and also hosts an international event every spring that offers CIC*, CIC2*, and CIC3* levels.


FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Awarded To Great Meadow For Third Time

Wed, 2017-10-25 09:17

For the third year in a row, the Washington, D.C. region will host some of the best horses and riders in the world at the Great Meadow International (GMI). This event will take place in The Plains, VA from July 6 to July 8, 2018. GMI is the only leg of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) Nations Cup™ Eventing Series held in North America.


USEA Soliciting Proposals for Event Management Software

Wed, 2017-10-25 08:45

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified parties interested in producing or providing Event Management Software (EMS) to the USEA and its members. EMS is used by organizers and event secretaries for all behind the scenes aspects of running an event including scheduling, exporting reports, labels, communication, etc. Up-to-the minute, live, online scoring is also an integral part of the EMS.


USEA Convention Track Preview: Eventers

Wed, 2017-10-25 07:24

The countdown to the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10 continues this week with a preview of the second of the three tracks that will be offered at this year’s convention.