“Volunteers are the backbone of any successful competition and we couldn't run the events without their precious gift of their time,” the Eventing Discipline Manager for the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) Shelley Page said. Not only is Page the designated eventing manager for the 2018 WEG in Tryon, N.C., she is also the show organizer for the 2018 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo.
Lisa Takada and her 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Wishbone aka "Bones," traveled to Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. to represent Area VI in the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships and were part of the Area VI CICO2* bronze medal winning team. Lisa has been sharing her journey to compete in NAYC; click here to learn more about her and Bones and click here to read about her experience at Area VI Young Rider Camp.
Hot off the presses, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the confirmation of Erik Duvander as the keynote speaker for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, December 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A backdrop of Glacier National Park. Endless sunshine surrounded by blue skies. Immaculate jumps tackled by top athletes. A welcoming atmosphere with everyone excited to be in attendance. The Event at Rebecca Farm is a photographer’s dream and the 2018 edition didn’t disappoint. Scroll down to take a look through the lens and then catch up on all of the coverage from Rebecca Farm and the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships.
High Times lives up to his name with a bit of extra flair in his flying change. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
“Yessss! Good BOY!” I screeched with enthusiasm as Romeo stepped into a beautiful square, balanced halt. I rubbed all over him as he shook his head and then turned to inquire what the fuss was about. Square halts are our nemesis, left over from his western pleasure days combined with his weakened hind end. We moseyed through the fields on a loose rein, heading back to my newly established stable, Romeo surely thinking about his hay while I contemplated how much needs to be done in the next six weeks to get us in shape for the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC).
The US Equestrian (USEF) has announced the recipients of 2018 Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grants and USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition Grant, and approved the following athletes for the 2018 Fall Eventing Training List.
The following athletes have received funding for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands in Boekelo, The Netherlands, from October 11-14, 2018:
Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition Grant.
Will Faudree (Southern Pines, N.C.) received half of a Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant.
US Equestrian recently updated our notification process for Safe Sport temporary suspensions and lifetime bans. US Equestrian continually evaluates our communication strategy to ensure we provide our members with meaningful information in a timely manner.
Currently, we post the temporary suspensions and banned individuals list online which is available to the public. We suggest members and the media check this list on a regular basis to stay informed.
It was a big weekend for eventing at the 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm with 650 competitors in the horse trials and FEI divisions and the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) also taking place during the event. This week, hear from the winners of the NAYC CCIJ* and CICOY2*, McKinsey Wickman and Alexandra Baugh, as well as Tamra Smith, winner of the Rebecca Farm Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3*, and Frankie Thieriot Stutes, who won the CCI3* wire to wire.
Plus, continuing with our World Equestrian Games preview series, Lynn Symansky’s groom Kendyl Tracy comes on the show to talk about her relationship with Donner and what it’s like to have another opportunity to be a groom for the US Team.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce long time sponsor, Nutrena will be returning as a Corporate Sponsor and the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena has shown its support for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) for several years and will be a Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event. The American Eventing Championships, presented by Nutrena, will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.
“We are glad to be continuing our long-standing relationship with the USEA,” stated Caitlin Gagnon, with Cargill Animal Nutrition. “The partnership we have created continues to strengthen and it’s exciting to think about what we could do together in the future.”
Fire and ice, or in this case ice boots, ice packs, lasers, and magnetic blankets can be seen in the corners of barn aisles, in tack stalls at events, and on fit horses after cross-country. Whether it’s galloping over steeplechase, navigating through roads and tracks, or show jumping on the final day, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Classic Series Events involves an elevated level of horse fitness to tackle Endurance Day.
Inavale Farm in Philomath, Oregon (Area VII) hosts one USEA recognized event each year in late June offering Introductory through Intermediate levels. The farm is a full-service boarding and training facility with an active lesson program, youth and adult camps, schooling shows, and combined driving events.
We started the Inavale Horse Trials in 1997. I had shown Morgan horses all my life in arena shows and had one horse who could jump. On a whim, my husband Luigi and I took him to a horse trials, not knowing anything about eventing, and had a great time. We looked around the grounds and naively said, “We could do this at our place!”
One of the most successful cross-country course designers in the country, Tremaine Cooper will be designing every cross-country course for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) 2018 American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). Cooper is well known for providing top quality cross-country tracks and can be put in the same category with some of the best, most elite designers in the world including Derek Di Grazia, Mike Etherington-Smith, and Capt. Mark Phillips. His courses can be seen at popular events scattered across the country including The Fork CIC in N.C., Poplar Place Horse Trials in Ga., Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Wash., Morven Park Horse Trials in Va., and Millbrook Advanced Horse Trials in N.Y.