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Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff

There is a new face on the Florida event scene this winter – 27-year-old Swiss eventer, Felix Vogg, who is based in Radolfzell, Germany – just north of the German-Swiss border. Vogg is no stranger to international eventing having competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2014 World Equestrian Games, and multiple European Championships, but Rocking Horse Winter II in Ocala, Florida was his first foray into U.S. eventing.
Original Post Date: 02/18/2018 - 15:34   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:18 15:36:12

Last spring the United States Eventing Association (USEA) announced a new partnership with EquiRatings. Following eight months of behind-the-scenes work, EquiRatings Quality Indexes (ERQIs) are now available for all USEA registered horses who have competed in the last five years.
Original Post Date: 02/06/2018 - 11:32   |   Last Updated: 2018:02:06 11:32:08

Four eventers and Pony Club alumni were inducted into the U.S. Pony Club Academy of Achievement last week in Louisville, Ky. According to the Pony Club website, “The USPC Academy of Achievement recognizes Pony Club alumni for being outstanding in their chosen fields of expertise. Individuals are nominated by members, leaders, and other alumni.”
Original Post Date: 01/31/2018 - 11:07   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:31 11:07:45

When Col. Allen D. Smith passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 64, Area V wanted to figure out a way to honor his legacy and decided to start an award for the Adult Amateur of the Year. Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but after being commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers he attended Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. After marrying his wife, Christine, in 1966 Smith was introduced to horses and began a lifelong tradition of competing in eventing and fox hunting.
Original Post Date: 01/30/2018 - 08:05   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:30 08:05:20

The Annual Meeting of Members is the backbone of the USEA Convention and for the Association the most important part as it gives members a look inside the USEA. This year’s Annual Meeting was called to order by USEA President, Carol Kozlowski who introduced Tink Eichell, secretary of the USEA. Eichell then established a quorum was present and there was a vote to approve the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members.
Original Post Date: 12/09/2017 - 17:47   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:22 19:14:14

It was a productive morning of discussion for the USEA Board of Governors meeting with the Vice Presidents and committee chairs giving their annual reports to the full Board. USEA President Carol Kozlowski opened the meeting with various highlights of 2017.
Original Post Date: 12/08/2017 - 16:00   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:09 02:16:42

Dunnabeck Horse Trials in Carbondale, Illinois (Area IV) hosts one USEA recognized event every year in early September. The event is sponsored by the Boskydell Pony Club and offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.
Original Post Date: 11/30/2017 - 09:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:30 09:21:27

Crackerjack, a 15.3 hand Irish Sport Horse gelding by Aberjack out of Satan’s Slave was bred by Lucy Boynton Lie for her son Colin Davidson to ride. Davidson started “Crackers” at the Beginner Novice level in 2008 and campaigned him through the Preliminary level. In December of 2010, Davidson passed away in a car accident at the age of 29.
Original Post Date: 11/01/2017 - 11:27   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:01 16:36:51

In November of 1979 it was announced in the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) that a new high score award trophy would be presented annually to the leading Junior rider in the country in memory of Linda Moore. The trophy itself is a bronze sculpture by artist, Patricia Dunn Bowen, of Woodbury, Connecticut. The sculpture entitled 'Miss You' is of a free -moving horse that captures the expression of concern shown by a horse for his missing master. The bronze was commissioned by Moore’s friends, Judy Danneman and Sue Maynard.
Original Post Date: 10/20/2017 - 08:36   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:20 08:36:37

Foxwood High has only jumped one clear show jumping round this year, but Selena O’Hanlon has been focusing on that phase with John and Judy Rumble’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Rio Bronco W x Evita 2) to make the clean rounds happen. Her hard work paid off in spades today as show jumping clinched her the win in the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*.
Original Post Date: 10/15/2017 - 16:07   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:15 16:07:54

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