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Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

The man, the myth, the legend: Michael Smallwood was the United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) 2017 Volunteer of the Year. The first year this leaderboard and award has been offered Smallwood surpassed expectations with 221 recorded volunteer hours at USEA recognized events. A pioneer for the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), Smallwood is a friendly face at events and a hero for organizers, competitors, and everyone involved in an event. ‘Make sure to thank a volunteer,’ and that you should when it comes to Smallwood’s unwavering commitment to the sport of eventing.
Original Post Date: 04/20/2018 - 12:05   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:20 12:05:23

“The perfect marriage of form and flight” is how Anna Hillenbrand describes the Thoroughbred in her Seabiscuit biography. As soon as you think the gas tank is empty, that’s when the Thoroughbred shines, pushing through until the very end. It’s evident the speed, the stamina, the brain, the strength, and the heart of a Thoroughbred are promising qualities to have in a potential event horse.
Original Post Date: 04/18/2018 - 14:47   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:18 14:47:55

2018 is the year to make history at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) August 30–September 2 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. For the first time in AEC history, the USEA is delighted to announce the inclusion of non-championship divisions from Beginner Novice through Preliminary level at this year’s Championships. These non-championship divisions are considered ‘festival’ classes and will run in conjunction with the AEC at the Colorado Horse Park.
Original Post Date: 04/16/2018 - 08:11   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:16 08:11:46

Lifelong dreams were in work at Pine Top Advanced Horse Trials, February 22 – 25, the first event of 2018 to host the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. With over fifty Training level rides, Chantil Ruud and Madison Chisholm both rose to the occasion to earn this award for demonstrating safe and appropriate riding on cross-country. Janis Linnan judged the riders based on the five components of this award: gallop, preparation period, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions.
Original Post Date: 04/10/2018 - 08:12   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:10 12:27:15

We’ve all heard over the loudspeaker “we need more volunteers!” Instead of frantically rushing to find last minute volunteers, now there’s an app for that.
Original Post Date: 03/26/2018 - 08:04   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:27 21:10:10

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is very pleased to announce the new inductees that will join the 40 other members of the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame in 2018. This year, we will honor six inductees whose accomplishments and contributions have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing.
Original Post Date: 03/22/2018 - 12:30   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:22 19:38:28

“The good old days” have made a comeback through The United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) revitalization of the long format three-day event in the USEA Classic Series. Roads and tracks, steeplechase, vet boxes, formal horse inspections, and three phases taking place over three days are all adrenaline-pumping elements of USEA Classic Series events. Blending the past with the present, the USEA offers this throwback format of eventing for competitors from the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.
Original Post Date: 03/20/2018 - 13:31   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:20 13:34:30

Tigers, Cavaliers, Wildcats, Reveilles, and Horned Frogs will all come out to play at the Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) CCI/CIC, May 24-27, 2018. Whether you bleed blue or use the “Roll Tide” rallying cry, there’s a school for everyone to stand behind at the third annual highly-anticipated Championship. 
Original Post Date: 03/19/2018 - 08:10   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:10 15:55:54

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