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Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff

DiscoverEventing.com, the United States Eventing Association (USEA)’s sister site has recently gotten a complete overhaul with new pictures, updated information and an intuitive flow. Nearly a decade ago, the USEA launched Discover Eventing as a resource to educate new or potential eventers. It is also a great refresher course for current eventers!
Original Post Date: 05/18/2017 - 09:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:18 09:39:00

The first CCI3* of 2017 gets underway this afternoon at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event in Allentown, N.J. Big changes are in store this year with a redesigned cross-country course from the new designer, Captain Mark Phillips. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event is looking forward to putting on a top quality competition.
Original Post Date: 05/10/2017 - 12:24   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:10 14:12:14

For the past six years over 75 Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grants have been awarded to assist in the development of world-class event riders. From travelling to the Event at Rebecca Farm to training and competing across the country and overseas, the grants have helped offset expenses as riders pursue their eventing dreams of representing the U.S. at international competition.
Original Post Date: 05/08/2017 - 08:44   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:08 08:44:33

Six U.S. pairs flew across the pond to challenge the best of the best at the Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* in South Gloucestershire, UK. With 82 pairs having their turn in the dressage ring over the last two days the competition was fierce. Christopher Burton of Australia with Graf Liberty is leading the field on a 32.9 – the third best score in modern Badminton history according to EquiRatings.
Original Post Date: 05/05/2017 - 14:48   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:06 07:05:13

In 1995, Bruce Davidson became the first U.S. rider to win the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials in England. Riding the great Eagle Lion, Davidson finished on his dressage score of 46.6 and added nothing over the entire long format event to finish on the top of the leaderboard. The same year Karen Lende (now O’Connor) finished third on Biko and Phillip Dutton earned the sixth spot on True Blue Girdwood.
Original Post Date: 05/04/2017 - 08:32   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:04 08:37:41

True or false: only recognized horse trials can be registered with the USEA and US Equestrian (formerly USEF)? The correct answer is false! The USEA allows eventing organizers to register eventing tests with the USEA when they do not want to run a full USEA Recognized Horse Trial. A number of positive benefits come with this registration and these tests are excellent opportunities to introduce new riders and horses to the sport. 
Original Post Date: 05/02/2017 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:02 08:21:59

Allison Springer and Arthur were entered to compete at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for an impressive eighth time this year, but in the lead up to the event it was discovered that Arthur has developed a new heart arrhythmia. After extensive testing it was concluded that the 18-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Brandenburg’s Windstar x Kelly) should be retired from upper level eventing.
Original Post Date: 05/01/2017 - 09:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:01 09:21:26

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Foundation is delighted to announce the formation of the Wilton Fair Fund, one million dollars donated by David and Cheryl Lenaburg to support U.S. developing riders. The Fund will allow up to $100,000 in grants to be given each year for a variety of educational opportunities for riders 29 and under who have not yet ridden for a senior team.
Original Post Date: 04/17/2017 - 08:40   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:17 08:54:33

It has been 24 years since Wilton Fair was retired from competition and 16 years since the Irish Thoroughbred passed away. However, the legacy of David Lenaburg’s 17.3 hand gelding is still strong.
Original Post Date: 04/13/2017 - 08:44   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:13 08:53:46

This past weekend the Fork Horse Trials in Mill Spring, N.C. became the first venue to host a division held at the Modified level. The Modified level, designed as a stepping stone between the Training and Preliminary was added as a USEA recognized level for the 2017 competition season and while only a few venues will be offering it this year it was well-received at the Fork.
Original Post Date: 04/11/2017 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:11 08:14:36

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