In this lesson from the USEA Event College, FEI Steward Dana Diemer demonstrates the duties of an FEI Steward in an equipment and bit check for the dressage phase.
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The Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) All Levels Assessments for 2018 have been announced. If you have met the workshop attendance requirements and wish to register to be assessed, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997. Assessments are conducted in one day. YEH Instructors and YEH Professional Horse Trainers may also register for this Assessment.
East Coast ICP Assessment
Monday, October 8 - Thursday, October 11, 2018
For years, the Royal Dutch Warmblood Association of North America (KWPN-NA) has been renowned for its expansive awards programs for dressage and hunter/jumpers. Now, with assistance from the United States Eventing Association (USEA), the KWPN-NA has expanded these award programs to recognize Dutch horses competing in eventing.
The KWPN-NA awards program for eventing is two-fold: high-score awards for competitors at individual events, as well as a lucrative year-end recognition program.
The Park Equine Kentucky Classique, held August 31 to September 2, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. is a staple on many eventers' calendars. Serving as the host of the Area VIII Championships, hundreds of horses converge in the Bluegrass to vie for top-placings and year-end honors. New this year will be the addition of the USEA Classic Series Beginner Novice and Novice Three-Day divisions.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer the classic options in both Beginner Novice and Novice divisions,” said organizer Mary Fike, owner of KY Events, which puts on the Park Equine Kentucky Classique. Fike is also President of the Mid-South Eventing and Dressage Association.
Last month we began a seven-part series on limiting beliefs, our unintentional tendency to sometimes place limits on our ability to succeed - not because we’re incapable of success, but because we tell ourselves that we’re incapable of it! For example, if you tell yourself that you never ride well in front of judges, there’s very little chance you'll ever really ride well in front of judges (be careful what you wish for, you might just get it!) Tell yourself, however, that the judge’s comments will make you a better rider in the future and you might just remove the limit standing between you and your success.
One rail during the Bromont CCI3* show jumping made all the difference. Top riders know all too well how things can change, and Lynn Symansky's rail down with Under Suspection gave the win to Jenny Caras.
Caras shared today that while Fernhill Fortitude, is her “best buddy” who she “could not be happier with” this was his first ever win. This is to say that the the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Courage II x Misty Matilda) owned by the Fernhill Fortitude Syndicate had not won in almost 70 competitions.
After being a visitor for as long as she can remember tagging along with her mum Mary, Emily King realised a dream earlier today as she became the 2018 Bramham CCI3* U25 champion. Riding Jane Del Missier’s Dargun, King rode an expertly crafted clear round over Di Boddy’s technical and up to height track to add no further penalties to the 25.5 she posted for her dressage on Friday.
Established in the spring of 2015, the FSU Eventing Team began with one rider and one coach. Since then we have been working hard to grow our team. This past year many of our members graduated, but we are very excited for fall 2018 because we have a string of talented riders coming our way. Our current and future members come from a wide range of riding backgrounds and levels. We welcome everyone, whether they are ready to compete as eventers or just want to learn more about the equestrian world. As a team, our primary goal is to provide opportunities to grow as an eventer and equestrian while also pursuing a degree.
The Bromont International CCI3* leaderboard was shuffled following cross-county as Lynn Symansky moved into the lead on Under Suspection by adding just 2.4 and finished the day with a score of 34.60. Riding Mary Ann Ghadban's 14-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contender x Naomagic 1), Symansky had the second fastest round of the day with no one making the time.
Speaking about the course today Symansky said “Derek [di Grazia] is a fantastic course designer and he definitely made you work. It was big, it was technical.” Well-known for many of the top courses in North America including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Fair Hill International di Grazia is the cross-country course designer for eventing at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In the British Horse Feeds u25 CCI3* at Bramham Horse Trials, Emily King retained her advantage with Jane Del Missier’s Dargun with a speedy and impressive round which was well judged to finish five seconds inside the time, adding nothing to her dressage score of 25.5. It wasn’t to be for American visitor Caroline Martin as she picked up 20 penalites with her first ride, Danger Mouse, at the Womble Bond Dickinson Pond which relegated her down the order from her second spot and on ride two, The Apprentice, she was judged to have jumped outside the flag at part c of the same fence and duly awarded 50 penalites.
“Up with the sun and never done,” is Carolyn Mackintosh’s personal motto. Mackintosh is one of the founders of the United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), a pioneer for the Eventing Volunteers app, owner of Loch Moy Farm, and organizer for every show at her farm including the Maryland Horse Trials (MDHT), combined tests, dressage and schooling shows, and the Twilight Eventing series. With a jam-packed schedule, she finds comfort in knowing her volunteers are happy and feel appreciated with the help of the USEA’s VIP Program.
Day two of dressage at the 2018 MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three-Day Event saw Switzerland’s Felix Vogg moved in to the lead with a score of 30.20 riding the German-bred gelding, Colero. This is the first CCI3* for Colero, a 10-year-old (Captain Fire x Bonita) owned by Jurgen Vogg. Vogg rides with both U.S. team riders Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton when he is not in Europe at his family owned farm in Radolfzell, Germany.