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Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff

Every year at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention we recognize the hard work and achievements of our members at the Year End Awards Ceremony. MC’ed by the legendary Jimmy Wofford, the awards ceremony is one of the most anticipated events of Convention and gives eventers the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their family, friends, and the whole eventing community.
Original Post Date: 12/10/2017 - 00:31   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:10 22:09:59

We’re just a day away from kicking off the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Long Beach, California! Eventers from all over the country will be converging on the Westin Long Beach Hotel for four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings with other eventing enthusiasts from December 7-10, 2017. The focus of this year’s Convention is on event organizers, without whom we would not have all the well-run events that we have across the United States.
Original Post Date: 12/06/2017 - 08:58   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:07 09:23:43

Legendary German eventer Peter Thomsen is coming to the United States, and Jonathan and Jennifer Holling are hosting Thomsen at their Willow Run Farm in Ocala, Florida, for a two-day clinic December 16-17, 2017.
Original Post Date: 12/01/2017 - 12:30   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:01 12:30:51

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. The award is presented at a series of events throughout the year at the Training level to one junior rider and one adult amateur rider who demonstrate technique on cross-country for a list of criteria including gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions.
Original Post Date: 11/28/2017 - 09:15   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:28 09:15:18

Disqualification from competition can occur for a number of reasons, so make sure you’re familiar with the different ways in which a rider can be disqualified to avoid making a costly mistake! Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. EV117 Disqualification
Original Post Date: 11/27/2017 - 09:04   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:27 09:04:54

The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is designed to educate the next generation of officials and encourage members of the community to give back to the sport by becoming licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Quality officials are vital to the safe running of competitions and ensure that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter. You can be a part of the next generation of officials!
Original Post Date: 11/20/2017 - 13:19   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:20 13:19:19

Last month we covered the rules that dictate equipment and attire for the rider, but what about the rules governing what your horse wears in competition? We’ve broken down the rules covering all aspects of saddlery, from nose to tail, so that you know what equipment is permissible in competition.
Original Post Date: 11/20/2017 - 08:15   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:20 08:26:28

Twenty-eight horses and riders contested the final USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day of the season at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California, November 2-5. Jordán Linstedt and Janine Jaro’s 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Staccato (Stakkato x Certosa), led the field wire-to-wire on their dressage score of 27.1 to claim the final USEA Classic Series title of the year.
Original Post Date: 11/17/2017 - 08:28   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:17 08:28:03

On November 1, 2017, Trafalgar Square Books released Jack Le Goff’s autobiography, Horses Came First, Second, and Last: My Unapologetic Road to Eventing Gold by Jack Le Goff with Jo Whitehouse. In the book, readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the man who led the United States Eventing Team during a time that is largely regarded as the Golden Era of eventing in America.
Original Post Date: 11/16/2017 - 14:17   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:16 14:37:55

Derbyshire Farms is a boarding and training facility in Stevensville, Michigan (Area VIII) that hosts one USEA recognized event in June, offering Beginner Novice through Preliminary/Training level. They also host an unrecognized event for The Eventing Association of Michigan (TEAM) in September of each year as well as dressage shows, 4-H events, and cross-country schooling.
Original Post Date: 11/16/2017 - 08:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:16 08:16:45


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