It was a productive morning of discussion for the USEA Board of Governors meeting with the Vice Presidents and committee chairs giving their annual reports to the full Board. USEA President Carol Kozlowski opened the meeting with various highlights of 2017. Her reports were almost all of a positive nature and included the strategic planning session success, the record number of entries in the American Eventing Championships (AEC), Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse Championships, and the continued safety efforts of the organization including EquiRatings and The Chronicle of the Horse Round Table.
Thursday kicked off the first day of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention with five open sessions and a multitude of closed committee meetings at the Westin in Long Beach, Calif. For USEA members who weren’t able to attend the Convention in person, catch the livestream, or just want to reread the highlights of several of the talks of the day – the USEA sat in on many of the sessions.
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Leesburg, Va. – The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the selection of Lexington, Ky. as the host city of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) for a two-year term beginning in 2019. The 2019 and 2020 events will be managed by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike, organizer of the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. The events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The AEC has just completed a successful two-year term at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. which boasted the largest starter numbers in U.S. eventing history. The 2018 AEC will be hosted at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be providing a livestream of select content from the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in partnership with Ride On Video. This year’s Convention will be held from December 7-10 at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.
We’re just a day away from kicking off the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Long Beach, California! Eventers from all over the country will be converging on the Westin Long Beach Hotel for four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings with other eventing enthusiasts from December 7-10, 2017. The focus of this year’s Convention is on event organizers, without whom we would not have all the well-run events that we have across the United States.
Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced today the 2017 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors. “As an organization we are proud to recognize this year’s recipients on their dedication to the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and globe. Each of our 2017 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.
SCES is proud to award a total of five thousand dollars in grants to this year’s recipients in recognition of their fundraising efforts and competitive success - Allison Springer (awarded $2,750), Lauren Billys (awarded $1,500), and Gina Miles (awarded $750).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) in partnership with Eventing Training Online, the “Official Online Educational Partner of the USEA,” is proud to provide exclusive educational video content featuring coaching and tips from top instructors from around the world. USEA members also benefit from discounted subscriptions to Eventing Training Online, where they will have access to a complete video library of educational content suitable for beginner riders to professional trainers. Simply enter the code USEAMEMBER at checkout to receive 50% off your Eventing Training Online membership!
Leslie D. Hicks, a well-known upper-level competitor in U.S. eventing, passed away at her home in Citra, Florida, on the morning of November 30 from cancer. She was 58.
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. Do you know a volunteer who should be nominated as Volunteer of the Month? We are looking for our next feature. Email your tips to [email protected].
There is no doubt that most eventers are well-organized and travel to events with most everything they need. But a classic series long format event is a little different. Your preparation will start much earlier with the conditioning that must take place and you will be likely be staying at the venue several days longer than you would for a regular horse trial. Part of the fun of doing a classic series long format event is having the opportunity to 'test' your organization skills and showcase yourself and your horse at your best. So, attention to the details becomes part of the experience!
Legendary German eventer Peter Thomsen is coming to the United States, and Jonathan and Jennifer Holling are hosting Thomsen at their Willow Run Farm in Ocala, Florida, for a two-day clinic December 16-17, 2017.
Thomsen is one of Germany’s most decorated team riders and has been a trailblazer for the team for over a decade. He first trained with Thomas Rüder on the Baltic Sea island Fehmarn, and later joined Dieter Baumann in Luhmühlen. In 1987 he rode in his first German National Championships. Thomsen is a sought-after clinician and coach, with an extensive list of credits with regard to identifying, developing, and “placing” top young event horses, including Chilli Morning, Shamwari IV, and Mr. Brass.
Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2018 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018, and trainer approvals will be announced on February 1, 2018.
The Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 different disciplines among recently-retired racing Thoroughbreds with less than 10 months of retraining for a second career. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and ranch work.