The FEI General Assembly last year approved major changes to the Olympic format for eventing, including limiting nations to a three-member team with no drop score. Tune in to hear from the current chair of the FEI Eventing Committee, Giuseppe della Chiesa, on these changes and their intended effects on Olympic participation in eventing from countries around the world. Then, listen to David O’Connor, who has begun his campaign to be elected as the next FEI Eventing Committee Chair, as he discusses his global vision for the sport of eventing and how the sport might continue to grow around the world.
The long road to Montana was conquered, jogs were passed and teams were selected so competition could officially get underway at the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) with dressage. Thirty-five horses entered the arena today, representing seven teams from the United States and Canada in the CH-J* at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Land Rover/USEF and USET Foundation eventing competition grants for the Millstreet International Horse Trials CCI3*, August 23-27 in Cork, Ireland; Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4*, August 31 – September 3 in Stamford, England; Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, September 13-17 in Woodstock, England; Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO3*, October 5-8 in Boekelo, The Netherlands; and Etoiles de Pau CCI3*, October 25-29 in Pau, France.
The following athletes have received Grants for the autumn 2017 competition season.
Ian Stark has been designing the courses at Rebecca Farm since 2011 and each year he has expanded, innovated, and created breathtaking courses. Stark is quick to give credit to course builder, Bert Wood for his fantastic carpentry skills and creativity. Since Wood has recently earned his course design license he is now designing alongside Stark through the one-star level.
The Bucks County Horse Park Horse Trials, located in Revere, Pennsylvania (Area II), hosts two recognized events a year, in June and September, in addition to numerous other equestrian events for a variety of disciplines. Entries for their September Horse Trials open next Tuesday, July 25, where they are offering Beginner Novice through Preliminary/Training divisions.
It was a full day of veterinary inspections at The Event at Rebecca Farm starting with the USEA Classic Series Novice and Training Three-Days at 10:00 a.m. and running all the way through the CCI3* at 3:00 p.m.
In the final two divisions of the day, the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* and the CCI3*, the Ground Jury members were keeping the hold box full as three (Ashlyn Dorsey and RF Kinetic, Clara Cargile and White Indian and Allison Sparks and Mystic Mojo) of the 14 CIC3* pairs and two (Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy) of the eight CCI3* pairs were sent to the hold. At the end of the day all horses who were presented to the Ground Jury in the two three-star divisions passed and will move on to dressage.
All but one of the 54 horses presented to the Ground Jury of Wayne Quarles (USA), Nikki Hebert (GB), and Helen Christie (NZL) this afternoon at the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) will continue to compete after the first horse inspection.
Big sky Montana is the perfect setting for NAJYRC at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell. Teamwork and camaraderie were prevalent at today’s first horse inspection with lots of smiling faces, sharp coordinated team outfits, and lots of helping hands to ensure the horses were properly looked after. Hugs, high-fives and group cheers were seen and heard as teams were accepted, and enthusiasm filled the mountain air.
A delegation of four international grooms representing the three Olympic disciplines were welcomed to FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) by FEI President Ingmar De Vos this week to participate in the inaugural Grooms Working Group meeting.
The first meeting of its kind, the working group was created following a recent survey among National Federations to determine the best way to improve communications and interaction with grooms and what the FEI can do to help them.
As part of a day of very positive discussion, it was agreed by the working group that there was a need to establish a more formal relationship, with grooms being officially welcomed into the FEI Family through being registered with the FEI. Registration would fac
Nineteen young horses traveled to Carolyn Mackintosh’s beautiful Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, to participate in the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Jump Chute Clinic, taught by the legendary horseman Chris Ryan. This two-day clinic provided an excellent opportunity for young horses and their owners, breeders, trainers, and handlers to become familiar with free jumping in the jump chute and to work with Ryan, who will judge the East and West Coast FEH Championships this fall alongside Robin Walker.
The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. kicked off today with the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) classes. Nine horses total showed in the FEH classes, including a horse in the newly added FEH-4 division, and 21 horses competed in the YEH classes, with six in the 4-year-old division, and 15 in the 5-year-old division.
Entries open today for the 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena. The AEC will return to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina for the second year in a row over Labor Day weekend on August 30-September 3. Last year’s AEC drew a record 665 starters, and this year’s competition is expected to surpass that number. The AEC offers championship divisions from Beginner Novice through Advanced, Adult Team Championships (ATC) and the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to welcome back Auburn Laboratories, Inc. as a sponsor of the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena. As a Bronze Level sponsor, Auburn Laboratories will provide bottles of APF as prizes at the AEC, which will be held August 30 – September 3, 2017 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. Auburn Laboratories has been a long-time sponsor for the United States Eventing Association and its programs and the USEA is thrilled to have a continued partnership with them.