Two-time USEA Lady Rider of the Year, Olympic and Pan-Am Games rider, Lauren Kieffer is taking the USEA along on “bringing up babies” as she shares a year in the life of four of her 6-year-olds in their journey to become top level event horses.
Lexington, VA — From the start of the 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT), the Texas A&M Eventing Team brought 110% to the experience. While the Texas A&M Maroon team ultimately earned fifth place overall out of 21 total teams, the group of eight ‘Aggies’ were awarded the coveted Spirit Award, presented by VHT.
It was a thrilling final day of competition for the 2017 Preliminary Challenge, presented this year by CWD, Devoucoux, Equine Insurance of California, CANTER, CARMA, and Professional’s Choice. It began with cross country and concluded with a show jumping finale in front of a sold out crowd as both divisions battled it out for their piece of the $15,000 purse. Ultimately it was Mallory Hogan and Rebecca Braitling who came out on top.
Mallory Hogan rode her own Clarissa Purisima to victory in the Preliminary Challenge Rider Division. Sitting in second after earning a 31.4 in dressage, Hogan and the 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Limmerick I x Briza) eagerly navigated Ian Stark’s cross country course this morning, picking up only 3.4 time penalties.
Clemson Eventing Team claims an early victory in the 2017 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda bring home CIC2* win.
The Spring Event at Woodside was buzzing with activity today as competitors took to the dressage arenas to earn their first scores of the weekend, including the forty-seven entrants in the Preliminary Challenge, which is presented this year by CWD, Devoucoux, Equine Insurance of California, CANTER, CARMA, and Professional’s Choice. At the end of the day, Leslie LaBraque and Erin Kellerhouse lead the rider and horse divisions, respectively.
Leslie LaBraque and her own Falkonet, an 18-year-old Thoroughbred, danced into to lead of the Preliminary Challenge Rider division after earning a score of 30.2 this morning from judges Wayne Quarles and Helen Brettell.
Collegiate participation doubles, record number of entries at Virginia CCI/CIC and Horse Trials.
US Equestrian has named the following athletes to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Nations Cup™ at the Houghton Hall CICO3*, May 25-28 in Great Britain. Setting their sights on Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials CCI3*, June 8-11, and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL, June 15-18, team members will utilize Houghton Hall CICO3* as practice and preparation for those important, upcoming competitions. Leslie Law will act as Chef d’Equipe for the team at this event, in addition to his role as the Emerging Athlete Coach for the Karen Stives Endowment Emerging Athletes Tour.
The following athlete/horse combinations will compete for the U.S., listed alphabetically:
In March of 1973, the USCTA (now USEA) announced that a new award, the Frolicsome Trophy, would be given annually to the mare accumulating the largest number of points. Donated by Dr. Mary Alice Brown, the award was named in honor of her mare, Frolicsome, who was competed by J. Michael Plumb in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to welcome back Merck Animal Health as a Corporate Level Sponsor and the “Official Animal Health Provider of the United States Eventing Association.” Merck continues to show its support by signing on as a Gold Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships and Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Gold Cup, USEA Future Event Horse Series and USEA Young Event Horse Series.
The second annual Intercollegiate Eventing Championships kick off today at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va. Last year, the University of Georgia Red Team was crowned the Intercollegiate Champions – will they hold onto their title or will they have to pass the crown?
The United States Eventing Asociation (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2017 Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships on both the east and west coast.
The FEH West Coast Championships will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Twin Rivers Farm (Paso Robles, Calif.), followed by the East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) that Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017.