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Shelby Allen - USEA Staff

Last month legendary eventer William Fox-Pitt joined a packed audience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the keynote speaker for the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting of Members. He walked the audience through his severe brain injury which he sustained in the autumn of 2015 and described his rehabilitation as he prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Original Post Date: 01/17/2017 - 09:41   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:17 09:45:13

As year one of the USEA Collapsible Fence Study comes to an end, Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith addressed the USEA Board of Governors at the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on the progress of the University of Kentucky (UK) research at this halfway point.Dr. Smith leads a small, but mighty team at the University of Kentucky which consists of Mechanical Engineering (ME) graduate student Gregorio Robles Vega, ME undergraduate senior Lange Ledbetter and Shannon Wood, an equestrian and engineering physics student at Murray State University.
Original Post Date: 01/09/2017 - 11:03   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:20 11:47:21

USEA Medal Program, founded in 2009, aims to recognize riders who steadily work to hone their skills at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. Medals won are a testament to a high level of proficiency achieved. These are awarded to a rider who finishes three horse trials at a particular level with a final score below a preset requirement (i.e. for a Novice Bronze medal you must finish on a score of a 50 or below). Each of the final scores must be earned at separate locations, and all scores counting toward the medal program must include zero cross-country jump penalties.
Original Post Date: 01/08/2017 - 11:22   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:09 14:39:05

2016 was another memorable year for the U.S. Eventing Association. As outgoing President Diane Pitts reported at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, starter, membership and competition numbers were up this year, but most importantly was that 2016 saw another year of love for horses and the sport of eventing. To celebrate, we’ve decided to look back on some of the most popular Instagram photos from 2016: Boyd Martin and his off-the-track powerhouse, Blackfoot Mystery, putting in a smashing round in Rio.
Original Post Date: 12/29/2016 - 10:45   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:29 12:17:50

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was created in 2014, and has since taken off with over forty schools affiliated and more than 100 members registered as collegiate riders. One of the biggest milestones of the program was the introduction of the Intercollegiate Leaderboard in 2016. This let college riders earn points at competitions around the country which reflected in their year-end status on the leaderboard. It worked much in the way that the amateur and junior leaderboards worked, and there was an Intercollegiate listing for each level.
Original Post Date: 12/27/2016 - 09:49   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:27 10:47:11

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to introduce a new feature to our members, the USEA Event Companion App. Have you ever been on the way to an event and realize you need the address? Or gotten in the warm up only to forget your dressage test? This app is designed to make your life easier and make all necessary competition information available at your fingertips.
Original Post Date: 12/19/2016 - 14:59   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:11 14:31:11

That's a wrap on another fantastic USEA Annual Meeting and Convention! This year over 300 members joined us at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 7-11 for a long weekend of discussion, education and fun! If you were unable to make it to Florida, keep reading to catch up on everything you missed:Richard Jeffery Gives Early Convention Goers the Skinny on Show Jumping Course Design
Original Post Date: 12/13/2016 - 10:37   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:13 10:40:36

The USEA Board of Governors concluded the 2016 Convention with their final meeting on Sunday morning. Carol Kozlowksi opened her first meeting as the USEA President, sharing that she believed the weekend was an astounding success.
Original Post Date: 12/11/2016 - 10:43   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:19 09:49:24

United States Eventing Association (USEA) members were rewarded for their hard work this year during the 2016 Awards Ceremony. MC’d by the legendary Jimmy Wofford, the year-end awards presentation is one of the most anticipated events of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention as Eventers cheer on themselves and their friends for all of their accomplishments throughout the year.
Original Post Date: 12/10/2016 - 22:10   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:21 10:46:18

Equestrian Canada’s Chair of the Eventing High Performance Advisory Group and National Safety Officer Dr. Rob Stevenson joined the discussion on equestrian safety at the USEA Convention this afternoon with a seminar on The Eventing Risk Management Continuum.
Original Post Date: 12/09/2016 - 18:07   |   Last Updated: 2016:12:09 18:27:22

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