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Virginia Horse Trials to Host 560 Horses at October CCI & Horse Trials

Tue, 2017-10-24 13:24

Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) has once again broken its own record for entries, with 560 horses entered to compete at the October CCI and Horse Trials this week. 

The competition includes Beginner Novice through Intermediate horse trials as well as international CCI2*, CIC2*, and CCI* levels. VHT will also host the Area II Championships and both Adult Rider and Intercollegiate Team Challenges.


Junior Riders Sweep USEA Classic Series at Spokane Sport Horse Farm

Tue, 2017-10-24 07:14

The third annual Fall Spokane Sport Horse Farm Horse Trials in Spokane, Wash., September 28-October 1, offered riders the opportunity to participate in the Novice and Beginner Novice Three-Day events as part of the USEA Classic Series. Ten horse-and-rider combinations contested the Novice Three-Day while eight pairs competed in the Beginner Novice Three-Day, one of just two competitions of its kind in the United States this year.


Galway Downs Welcomes Eric Winter as New CCI3* Cross-Country Course Designer

Mon, 2017-10-23 13:16

Del Mar Eventing is thrilled to announce Eric Winter as the new CCI3* cross-country course designer for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event in Temecula, CA, November 2-5, 2017.


Rule Refresher: Dress, Attire Edition

Mon, 2017-10-23 07:20

In our last Rule Refresher, we covered the rules dictating protective equipment and training aids such as whips and spurs that are permissible in competition.


Charles Owen Technical Merit at Otter Creek Awarded to Dueck and Silvernail

Sat, 2017-10-21 07:47

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.


Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards - Young Rider of the Year

Fri, 2017-10-20 07:36

In November of 1979 it was announced in the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) that a new high score award trophy would be presented annually to the leading Junior rider in the country in memory of Linda Moore. The trophy itself is a bronze sculpture by artist, Patricia Dunn Bowen, of Woodbury, Connecticut.


USEA Events A-Z: Caber Farm Horse Trials

Thu, 2017-10-19 07:15

Caber Farm Horse Trials in Onalaska, Washington (Area VII) hosts one USEA recognized event every year on the final weekend in August and offers Beginner Novice through Intermediate levels. Caber Farm is a boarding and training facility year-round and also hosts clinics and Pony Club rallies.


USEA Statement: The Time is Now for Frangible Fence Technology

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:24

The time has come to take a stronger stance on the usage of frangible technology in the sport of eventing. We as the leaders of the sport have the moral obligation to say that the time for use of all currently available safety technology is now.


Certificates of Horse & Rider Achievement Reprint

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:00

A number of Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement that were mailed out recently were incorrect. New corrected certificates are on their way. To see a full list of certificate recipients, click here

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!


USEA Convention Track Preview: Events

Wed, 2017-10-18 07:19

The 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., December 6-10, is less than two months away, and we could not be more excited about all the different topics and speakers that are lined up to present.


Young Horses Take Their Own Courses: A Very Busy Summer

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:47

Two-time USEA Lady Rider of the Year, Olympic and Pan-Am Games rider, Lauren Kieffer is taking the USEA along on “bringing up babies” as she shares a year in the life of four of her 6-year-olds in their journey to become top level event horses.


Getting Fit for a Three-Day

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:04

So you are interested in competing in a USEA Classic Three-Day at the Preliminary, Training, Novice or Beginner Novice level? Great! It is a fun and educational event to set as a goal.


Tickets Now on Sale for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Mon, 2017-10-16 10:56

Tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) are now on sale to the public.

Read the full press release from Tryon here.


Lauren Billys Raising Supplies for Puerto Rico's Horses

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:30

In the wake of the devastation brought upon Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Lauren Billys has started a fundraiser to aid the hundreds of horses on the island who are in dire need of assistance. 


Rule Refresher: Dress, Equipment Edition

Mon, 2017-10-16 07:16

The written rules governing competitior dress for all three phases of eventing cover riders' dress and equipment from head to toe. We're breaking it down here for you, starting with protective equipment, spurs, and whips. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.


Foxwood High Finishes on Top of the Fair Hill CCI3*

Sun, 2017-10-15 15:07

Foxwood High has only jumped one clear show jumping round this year, but Selena O’Hanlon has been focusing on that phase with John and Judy Rumble’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Rio Bronco W x Evita 2) to make the clean rounds happen. Her hard work paid off in spades today as show jumping clinched her the win in the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*.


Sunsprite Syrius Sails to Fair Hill CCI2* Victory

Sun, 2017-10-15 12:38

Susprite Syrius cantered into the show jumping arena with two rails in hand, but he didn’t need them and jumped a flawless round to earn the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI2* title. The 9-year-old Trakehner gelding (Titulus x Slytely Cinnamon) owned by Sunsprite Warmbloods first partnered with Tamra Smith as a 5-year-old and she has brought him up the levels.


One Horse Not Accepted at Second Veterinary Inspection at 2017 Fair Hill International

Sun, 2017-10-15 08:58

The second veterinary inspection at the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Horse Trials is complete and 26 horses will be moving forward to show jumping in the CCI3* and 53 horses in the CCI2*. All horses passed the inspection in the CCI2*. In the CCI3* Muggle, the Phoenix Syndicate’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding ridden by Nilson Moreira da Silva was held and not accepted upon reinspection.


Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights Take Control of the Fair Hill CCI3*; Tamra Smith and Sunsprite Syrius Shine in the CCI2*

Sat, 2017-10-14 18:08

Time was definitely the deciding factor on Derek di Grazia’s cross-country course at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*. In what is often referred to as a three-and-a-half star, there were only four pairs who crossed the finish line under the 10-minute time allowed.