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There has been plenty of buzz over the last 18 months about the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s (FEI) decision to restructure the international event classification system, changing the system from four stars to five and changing CIC and CCI designations to CCI-S and CCI-L. This new five-star system will officially go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Original Post Date: 10/09/2018 - 07:55   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:09 11:40:15

Ranked as one of the ‘most haunted’ cities in America, New Orleans will attract thousands of three-day eventers on December 6-9 for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Original Post Date: 10/08/2018 - 08:02   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:08 08:02:07

The small Northern town of Dexter, Michigan is home to the Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials, the host of Area VIII’s Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. Nicole Maynard and Kiersten Miller took top honors for their safe, appropriate cross-country rounds at Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials on August 3 – 5, 2018.
Original Post Date: 10/07/2018 - 07:12   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:07 07:12:09

It seemed almost too good to be true – 75 degrees and not raining? Not your typical Morven Park International Fall CIC3* cross-country day. Heading into the first phase of the competition in Leesburg, Va. there were 15 pairs entered in the CIC3*, 13 in the Advanced, and five in the Advanced Area II Championships. However with many horses having run last two weeks ago at Plantation Field CIC3* and many aiming for the Fair Hill International CCI3* in two weeks – withdrawals were the name of the final day.
Original Post Date: 10/06/2018 - 20:27   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:06 20:27:09

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, the 2018 recipients of the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Le Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, will be traveling to France later this month to compete in the FEI World Eventing Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers. Elizabeth Callahan of Cool Na Grena Sporthorse
Original Post Date: 10/06/2018 - 07:25   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:06 07:33:59

This week on the USEA Podcast, meet the three USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Grand Champions from the East Coast, West Coast, and Central Championships.
Original Post Date: 10/05/2018 - 08:46   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:05 08:46:47

The 2018 Woodside International Horse Trials kick off tomorrow in Woodside, California and this year the event is offering Introductory through Intermediate levels and CIC*, CIC2*, CIC3* divisions. The Woodside International Horse Trials are also playing host to the 2018 Area VI Championships for Introductory through Advanced. The Preliminary Horse, Intermediate, and Advanced Area VI Championships will take place as part of the CIC*, CIC2*, and CIC3* divisions, respectively.
Original Post Date: 10/04/2018 - 13:20   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:04 13:20:26

The Longleaf Pine Horse Trials are held every April at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina (Area II) and offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary level horse trials as well as Beginner Novice through Advanced combined tests.
Original Post Date: 10/04/2018 - 08:12   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:04 08:12:10

It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers. Without them horse shows and programs could not succeed, and these volunteers go above and beyond to make sure every rider feels comfortable and confident.
Original Post Date: 10/03/2018 - 08:06   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:03 08:06:21

When first-time horse buyer Claudia Channing purchased Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy (Clononeer Romantic Traveler x Steege’s Beth) as an unbroken 3-year-old American-bred Gypsy Vanner/Shire cross gelding, it might have seemed like an unorthodox choice for a new rider. Affectionately knowns as “Romeo” around the barn, he has proven that he can be competitive at the lower levels of eventing. “[It was] quite the leap into horse ownership, but his quiet nature and willing attitude made for the perfect match,” reflected Taylor Lindsten, Romeo and Channing’s current trainer.
Original Post Date: 10/02/2018 - 08:14   |   Last Updated: 2018:10:02 08:14:49

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