USEA News

July 16, 2018

The 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are fast approaching, taking place this year at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, August 30 – September 2. The AEC is a bucket list item for many eventers, so why not do something to commemorate the accomplishment?

The USEA is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 USEA AEC Event Program. Event programs are distributed to each AEC competitor, many of whom keep the program as a souvenir of their achievement. Purchasing an advertisement to be included in the AEC program is a great way to show appreciation for a fellow eventer or family member for their success this year!

July 16, 2018

In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your tips to [email protected].

July 15, 2018

Last week, I attended our Area VI Young Rider Summer Camp at Twin Rivers Ranch. I was initially nervous since this would be the first time we would be riding together as the team candidates in front of our coach and other instructors who were brought in for the week, and it would also be the first time that I would exchange more than just smiles and passing greetings with the girls on the team. But when I arrived at Twin Rivers late Tuesday evening, I was instantly greeted by my teammates Sophie Tice and Brianna Maroney, who were just finishing up barn chores before heading out to dinner and it already felt like we’d all been friends for ages.

July 14, 2018

The USEA is sad to report that Enchantez, an 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Devil’s Joy x Reunion) was euthanized today due to a broken leg. Owned and ridden by Clare Walker, Enchantez was competing in the Open Intermediate division at the Champagne Run Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The accident happened on the landing of a jump early on the cross-country course and Walker was uninjured in the fall.

Enchantez competed through the CCI4* with his previous owner, Lindsay Oaks, and finished 35th at the 2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Walker and Enchantez had been together since the spring of 2015.

The USEA sends our condolences to Walker and all of Enchantez’ connections.

July 14, 2018

For the third year in the row, the Great Meadow International CICO3* in The Plains, Virginia, hosted the only leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup that takes place on North American soil. Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States were all represented within the 46 horse-and-rider field. After three years of chasing the top of the podium, Great Britain emerged victorious in the Nations Cup, followed by Canada in second place and the United States in third. Individually, Will Coleman and 9-year-old Off The Record rose to the top of the leaderboard after an influential day of cross-country. The USEA was there soaking up the beautiful weather and capturing all the action through the lens. Miss any of the action?

July 13, 2018

The 2018 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) are just around the corner! This year, the AEC will make history as it celebrates its 15th year while moving to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. This will be the third and final year of the three-year AEC term with the Bellissimo family managed properties of the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and the Colorado Horse Park (CHP).

July 13, 2018

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has notified US Equestrian of updates to its Disciplinary Records following the issuance of a Temporary Suspension to Tommy Serio and Neil Donnelly, Jr., based on allegations of misconduct. In addition, Robert Bielefeld is no longer under a Temporary Suspension, as his suspension was lifted by an arbitrator following an interim measures hearing.

July 13, 2018

The 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are headed west this year to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, and with that comes some unique challenges for horses and riders in the form of high elevation and increased temperatures. This week, husband and wife veterinary team Erin Contino and Chris Kawcak, who both practice out of the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital and will both be competing at this year’s AEC, offer advice to competitors on ways they can help their horses cope with the change in elevation and the warm weather. 

July 12, 2018

Amidst the humid air, glaring sun, and ninety-degree summer heat, nine horses proved their weight in gold at Loch Moy Farm’s Future Event Horse (FEH) jump chute clinic on Thursday, July 5 in Adamstown, Md. Following the day after Independence Day, it was no coincidence that the majority of young horses were American bred. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) FEH program aims to shed light on American breeding programs that produce upper level event horses.

July 12, 2018

Hunt Club Farms in Berryville, Virginia (Area II) hosts a USEA recognized event each summer offering Introductory through Preliminary/Training levels. The farm is a boarding and training facility that also hosts unrecognized events and schooling shows, clinics, and cross-country schooling.

July 11, 2018

In a continued effort to raise the standard of eventing show jumping course design in the United States, US Equestrian has announced its plans for the 2018 Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor Program. After reviewing all FEI level eventing show jumping courses in 2017, US Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor Richard Jeffery will turn his focus to 12 National Horse Trial show jumping courses across the preliminary and intermediate levels in 2018. However, in a shift from 2017, Jeffery will evaluate the courses prior to each event in addition to offering a critique of the course post event.

July 11, 2018

A well-loved local tradition, The Event at Rebecca Farm, returns in 2018 with a new focus on sustainability.

“We host thousands of people every year – it’s a privilege and we love doing it. It’s also a big responsibility. That many folks in one place for a relatively short amount of time can have a big impact on the community. In every way possible, we want to ensure it’s a positive impact,” said event organizer, Sarah Broussard. “That’s why you’re going to hear a lot more this year about BYOWB – bring your own water bottle, that is, and we’re inviting the community to jump in with both feet.”

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