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Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

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.
Original Post Date: 07/12/2018 - 14:29   |   Last Updated: 2018:07:12 14:29:31

Bikram yoga, CrossFit, Zumba, Tae Kwon Do, personal trainers, half marathons, and more; rider fitness is crucial in the sport of three-day eventing. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the upcoming web series that will spotlight exercise routines from top international riders.
Original Post Date: 07/09/2018 - 09:13   |   Last Updated: 2018:07:09 09:13:53

Power, speed, agility, and heart; traces of Thoroughbred blood can be found in almost every top event horse. So, what happens when a horse with 100 percent blood, known as the full Thoroughbred, is taken up the levels of eventing? With a program built around exactly that, Meghan O’Donoghue knows a thing or two about how to produce a young Thoroughbred into a top event horse.
Original Post Date: 06/30/2018 - 07:03   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:30 07:03:55

Calling all competitors, spectators, organizers, volunteers, and officials! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Volunteer Committee has released a survey in efforts to improve the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program. The survey was created to seek feedback regarding interest in volunteer education opportunities.
Original Post Date: 06/26/2018 - 10:11   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:26 10:11:40

“Our country has the biggest attrition rate in eventing than any other country. I believe we don't let our horses rest long enough. We compete too much and don't condition enough.” One of the most familiar faces in eventing, Max Corcoran is the go-­to girl for horse welfare.
Original Post Date: 06/22/2018 - 08:22   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:22 14:13:33

Where the cornfields grow and Indy 500 fans unite, Indiana is home to the third United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series event of 2018. Edinburgh, Ind. is where Mindy Kutzner and Frankie Smorch came out on top in the Training and Novice Three­-Days at IEA Horse Trials and Three­-Day Event on May 31-June 3.
Original Post Date: 06/19/2018 - 08:22   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:21 14:28:53

‘Age is nothing but a number’ and this phrase can resonate with eventers due to the factors that affect young horses. So, what common factors did Blackfoot Mystery, Truly Wiley, D.A. Duras, and Happenstance all have? Kelly Prather. Compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and experienced, Prather is an eventing professional that anyone should not walk but run to when identifying a young event horse.
Original Post Date: 06/16/2018 - 09:47   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:16 09:47:50

“Up with the sun and never done,” is Carolyn Mackintosh’s personal motto. Mackintosh is one of the founders of the United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), a pioneer for the Eventing Volunteers app, owner of Loch Moy Farm, and organizer for every show at her farm including the Maryland Horse Trials (MDHT), combined tests, dressage and schooling shows, and the Twilight Eventing series. With a jam-packed schedule, she finds comfort in knowing her volunteers are happy and feel appreciated with the help of the USEA’s VIP Program.
Original Post Date: 06/09/2018 - 07:38   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:09 07:38:13

“He was amazing; I can’t thank him enough,” Aubrey Wagner, winner of the CCI* at the Virginia Horse Trials, credited her horse, Clooney MS (Clinton II x Stutbuch). The only horse and rider pair to jump clean in the challenging Coliseum arena in the CCI*. Wagner and her 9-year-old German Sport Horse gelding moved from seventh to first place. It’s their first one-star together and they bring home the blue ribbon for Auburn Orange team at the 2018 USEA Intercollegiate Championship.
Original Post Date: 05/27/2018 - 14:17   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:27 17:56:33

History repeats itself for Auburn and Clemson Universities who have been familiar with sitting in the top spots at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship. A sea of orange filled the Virginia Horse Trials on Saturday, May 26 while the Auburn Orange Team threw down four strong performances to sit comfortably in first place on a team score of 89.05. Taking the early team lead were Auburn Orange team members Sallie Johnson, Aubrey Wagner, Lydia Kennedy, and Meredith Kramer.
Original Post Date: 05/26/2018 - 20:42   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:27 08:56:54

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