Five 4-year-olds and eight 5-year-olds competed in the 2017 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championship at Woodside International in Woodside, Calif. today. In YEH classes, the competition is based on three scores: conformation (15%), dressage (35%) and jumping (50%).
In addition to being a boarding and training stable, Cobblestone Farms in Dexter, Michigan (Area VIII) hosts one USEA recognized event each year on the last weekend in July, offering Starter through Preliminary levels, as well as schooling shows and derbies throughout the year.
The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team will wrap up the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ season when they compete against 16 nations at Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO3* Thursday, October 5-8, 2017. Under the guidance of acting Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law, the team of Katherine Coleman, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp, and Caroline Martin will fight for a strong finish as they work to upset series leaders Great Britain, who hold a 10-point lead over France.
The 2017 Woodside International Horse Trials kicks off tomorrow in Woodside, California, with the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championships. The rest of the weekend will see competitors at the Beginner Novice through Advanced levels and in the CIC*, CIC2*, CIC3* divisions. Both the CIC3* and Advanced divisions at Woodside serve as qualifying division for the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series, which will culminate with the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final at the 2018 American Eventing Championships at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.
The 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention is two months away, and the forecast looks great! The USEA has exceptional educational seminars planned, great meetings, and over-the-top receptions and awards functions. Join the USEA in Long Beach, California, December 6-10 for a long weekend of sunshine, education, discussions, and celebration.
The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC. and the USEA.
Whenever you introduce something new to a young horse it can always be a bit stressful. Riding out in a field for the first time is always an important milestone for any young horse, but especially for a young event horse. Not only will riding out help their cross-country education, but it will help them with their balance and confidence, which is important for all three phases.
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grants: Tamra Smith, Jordan Linstedt and Alexis Helffrich. The grant is awarded to eventing athletes who have been identified as having an impressive record and potential to represent the United States in future international competitions. These three riders will be traveling from the West Coast to attend The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI2* and CCI3* Oct. 12–15 in Fair Hill, Maryland.
The USEA is now accepting nomiations for the 2017 USEA Apprecaiton Awards. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
While it is a simple matter of tabulating points earned in a competition to arrive at horse and rider awards, it is a very different proposition when it comes to the non-rider awards; these awards require nominations from our members.
Entries for the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event assure that there will be an exciting competition for the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships and the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships at the event in Fair Hill, Maryland, October 12-15. Competitors in the CCI3* and CCI2* will compete for top honors and $50,000 in prize money.
Considered one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the world, the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International's CCI3* is boasting a world-class field of 44 national and international stars.
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. Judges, who must be either Level III or IV ICP certified, USEF Licensed Eventing Officials or USET Senior Team Riders, reward the top riders who excel at these skills.
Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) is pleased to add an Intercollegiate Team Challenge to the October 26-29, 2017 CCI, CIC and Horse Trials at the request of student riders. The October event is also host of the Area II Championships and an Adult Team Challenge.
The VHT Intercollegiate Team Challenge is open to all collegiate riders from Beginner Novice through CCI2*. Any student enrolled in a college or university part- or full-time may participate.
A school is not required to be a USEA affiliate to send students to an Intercollegiate Team Challenge. (Note: a college or university must be a registered USEA affiliate to compete in the annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship).
Two months ago we began a four-part series about resiliency, the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity. The ability to hold it together when it would be completely normal to let it fall apart.