Since 2014, the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC & Horse Trials has taken place every year at the end of March at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina (Area II). They offer CIC3*, CIC2*, and CIC1* divisions in addition to Advanced-Training level competition. Carolina International has made it their mission to provide an unparalleled experience for all their competitors, owners, sponsors, spectators, and everyone else in attendance.
The 17th Annual Millbrook Horse Trials kicks off tomorrow at Coole Park Farm in Millbrook, N.Y. The Advanced division at Millbrook is the last opportunity for rider to qualify to compete in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final taking place later this month at the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena.
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].
The mission of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Group is to study risk factors for fatality in event horses during competition, with a view to devising strategies to mitigate risk and prevent injuries and fatalities.
The 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena are now just a month away. The event will run August 30-September 3 and offer Championship divisions for Beginner Novice through Advanced levels. With record starter numbers marking the 2016 AEC the largest event in United States history, the 2017 edition is set to break records again. As the host site of the 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is making sure that the 2017 AEC is the best that it has ever been, with perfectly maintained cross-country courses, excellent footing in the arenas, and plenty of entertainment throughout the week.
The Essex Horse Trials Grant and the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant will now require eligible riders interested in being considered for these grants to submit a Request for Consideration form. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. Details and forms are available here.
The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. The award is presented at a series of events throughout the year at the Training level to one junior rider and one adult amateur rider who demonstrate technique on cross-country for a list of criteria including gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions. The winners at each event receive a Charles Owen Body Protector and helmet bag, and year-end high-point winners will receive a Charles Owen helmet.
Lexington, Ky. – On Tuesday, July 25, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors unanimously approved recommended guidelines for the USEF horse welfare and safety penalties. These guidelines are not mandatory but rather meant to advise the USEF Hearing Committee in the types and ranges of penalties to render in horse welfare and safety cases.
At their meeting this past January, the Board of Directors requested a review and evaluation of the penalties issued in welfare-related cases. The resulting analysis determined that previously imposed penalties in horse welfare and safety violations were no longer sufficient in today’s cases.
Mallory Hogan and her 10-year-old Holsteiner mare, Clarissa Purisima aka "Clarissa," traveled to Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. to represent Area VI in the Adequan/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. The pair earned individual bronze and team gold medals. Mallory has been sharing her journey to compete in NAJYRC, click here to learn more about her and Clarissa and click here to read about her experience at Area VI Young Rider Camp.
Vero Beach, Fla. – The Eventing Riders Association of North America (ERAofNA) is now accepting applications for the for the newly created part-time position of Executive Director. This individual will have overall operational and administrative responsibility for ERAofNA membership programs, sponsorship development, communications, marketing and public relations, financial management, and governance coordination.
The Executive Director will work closely with ERAofNA’s President, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors to execute the organization’s mission of assimilating and leveraging the collective voice of North America’s riders, equine professionals, and owners in pursuit of enhancing and growing the sport of eventing in North America.
Camelot Equestrian Park in Butte Valley, California (Area VI) hosts one USEA recognized event in June that offers Intro through Preliminary, in addition to two unrecognized events that offer Intro through Training. The Park also hosts hunter/jumper and dressage shows, trail trials, pony club, vaulting, gymkhana, and more. Learn more about Camelot Equestrian Park on their website.
Lexington, Ky. – On Tuesday, July 25, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors voted to approve the phase I recommendations of the USEF Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) Panel on the continued investigation, research, and analysis of the use of MPA, commonly referred to as Depo-Provera®, in competition horses.