USEA News

November 22, 2017

The USEA is made up of over 12,000 members, each with their own special horses and experiences. Now on Course highlights the many unique stories of our membership. Do you and your horse have a tale to tell? Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Submit your story to Jessica Duffy.

November 22, 2017

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following athletes for the 2018 Eventing Winter Training List. The US Equestrian High Performance Program is designed to achieve Olympic qualification and medals in the current Games cycle, in addition to building a sustainable foundation for the success of future championships.

The Eventing High Performance Program consists of the Elite, Development, and Emerging Athletes Programs.

The Elite Program consists of athlete/horse combinations that have established themselves as having met the criteria, or demonstrated potential to meet the criteria required to be competitive at CCI3* and CCI4* events and championships.

2018 Elite Training List:

November 22, 2017

The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs are teaming up once again to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity this winter in Ocala, Florida. Taking place February 19-22, 2018, there will be different educational activities each day.

November 22, 2017

The USEA office will be closing at 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The office will also be closed for Christmas on Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25. For the New Year's holiday the office will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018. The USEA staff will return emails and phone calls at the earliest possible time. Best wishes for a happy holiday season! 

November 21, 2017

FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, delivering the keynote address to just under 250 delegates representing 106 of the FEI’s 134 National Federations.

“Our sport continues to grow and is expanding at an amazing rate”, the FEI President said. “In 10 years the number of events have more than doubled and we are now seeing a steady and annual increase of around eight percent in terms of events and four to five percent in terms of registered athletes. These are incredible statistics – especially in this very diverse and competitive sports market. And not only is our sport growing but the quality and the presentation is better than ever.

November 21, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime supporter Gallops Saddlery, headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s convention will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017.

"Gallops is a longtime supporter of eventing”, said Diane Snow of Gallops Saddlery. “Our mobile store sells at most of the Area VII events where we have a very devoted following. It makes sense to give back and to support the USEA."

November 21, 2017

In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to bring you business tips from top eventing riders and coaches. Do you have a business question you’d like to see addressed by an eventing professional? Email us at [email protected].

November 20, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce Staples, Inc. has signed on as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This year’s convention will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017.

November 20, 2017

The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is designed to educate the next generation of officials and encourage members of the community to give back to the sport by becoming licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Quality officials are vital to the safe running of competitions and ensure that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter. You can be a part of the next generation of officials!

November 20, 2017

Imagine living in a field of grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes. That's literally what the summer months are like for your horse. It's easy to forget how much pasture grass can play a role in your horse's diet until the snow starts to fall. As winter sets in and the pasture grass starts to disappear, there's 3 key factors that will play a role in our horse's health: water, fiber, and essential nutrients.

Water

November 20, 2017

Last month we covered the rules that dictate equipment and attire for the rider, but what about the rules governing what your horse wears in competition? We’ve broken down the rules covering all aspects of saddlery, from nose to tail, so that you know what equipment is permissible in competition. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. 

November 17, 2017

The FEI General Assembly 2017 is taking place November 18-21, 2017, at the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay.

On Tuesday, November 21, there will be a live stream of the General Assembly available via this link from 9:00 a.m. local time.

All information on the FEI General Assembly, including the programme, is available here.

News will be provided to media throughout. Following its conclusion, the General Assembly will be available to watch again through the same link.

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