Eventing is a challenging sport for both the body and the mind, and the three different phases of competition test the rider’s intelligence, bravery, and skill. No matter what level a rider competes at, they may experience obstacles such as loss of confidence, fear of injury, or the inability to focus or to perform under pressure, and often riders are unaware of the bad habits that stand in the way of their path to success. Speaking with a qualified sports counselor can help that rider develop tools that will help them create more productive attitudes and behaviors, improving them as a rider. The Worth the Trust Sports Psychology Scholarships have been created to provide eventers with this opportunity.
The USEA Foundation is excited to announce that the Broussard Charitable Foundation has approved an increase in the amount of the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Grant from $30,000 to $50,000. The grant is in memory of one the sport’s greatest benefactors, Rebecca Broussard, who passed away in 2010, and is awarded to assist and encourage the development of event riders at the highest level of the sport. These grants will be awarded to offset some of the travel and training expenses in the pursuit of achieving the qualities of an international rider. This grant is not available to any rider who has already achieved the honor of representing the United States of America on an international team.
Woodside Horse Trials is thrilled to roll out new enhancements to the cross-country course at the Horse Park at Woodside this summer.
These changes focus on Beginner Novice through Training level riders who will enjoy entirely new cross-country tracks. The updated courses will wind down to the farthest water on the south side of the property as course builder Bert Wood and his team renovate the top water complex over the summer.
“We’re going to blow it out. I’m going to take them back to the far water—They’ve never been back there, so that’s going to change a lot. We’ll give them a few new builds and give it a nice fresh look,” said Wood.
Dotted along the tracks will be brand-new jumps, offering unique challenges for Woodside competitors.
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].
My name is Lexie Thacker, president and founder of the Cal Poly Eventing Team. When I first came to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, I ended up boarding with several eventers who shared my passion for the sport. Back in 2014, we were inspired to start our own eventing team at Cal Poly with the implementation of the Intercollegiate Eventing Program by the USEA. However, due to logistic complications, we were unable to form until the start of 2018. We are now proud to have officially started our team with a fantastic group of hard-working and dedicated riders.
Last weekend, a total of 23 teams and over 85 riders representing 18 schools competed for the title of Intercollegiate Champions at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia. Ultimately, it was Team Auburn Orange from Auburn University that came out on top and took home the Championship title. Every school, from those represented by just a single rider to those with three teams competing at the Championship, put on an impressive show of school spirit and camaraderie, and the USEA was there to capture it all through the lens. Want to read all about the 2018 Intercollegiate Championship?
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) are sneaking up and are now just 90 days away! The AEC will be celebrating its 15th year while moving to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado in 2018.
The 2018 AEC will be run across Labor Day weekend from Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 2. Entries open July 17, and the closing date for entries is August 14. Visit the Omnibus listing here.
Tik Maynard joins us on the USEA Podcast this week to discuss his new book, In the Middle Are the Horsemen, out this month from Trafalgar Square Books, how he develops a partnership using horsemanship techniques, and how that translates to riding horses in competition.
Maynard begins by talking about how he first began writing, first for a small British Columbian magazine and then for the Chronicle of the Horse. He was approached by Trafalgar Square Books about writing a book and was enthusiastic about the opportunity to tell the story of how he got to where he is today and how he has developed his training philosophy.
Every year on the first weekend in May, Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, South Carolina (Area III) hosts the Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials. Heart of the Carolinas offers USEA Classic Series divisions for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels and horse trials divisions for the same, including the new Modified level.
Lexington, Ky. - Abuse of any kind has absolutely no place in sports. Protecting our athletes is of utmost importance. The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is complying with all requirements of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) and Federal Law.
Many USEF members have asked about the USEF Safe Sport Policy and program. The information below addresses these questions and outlines actions taken by USEF to help keep our athletes safe.
The Rebecca Broussard Travel Grants are one of three types of Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grants offered each year thanks to the generosity of the Broussard Charitable Foundation and administration of the USEA Foundation. The Travel Grants will be awarded to multiple riders for the purposes of offsetting travel expenses to compete at the Event at Rebecca Farm CIC3* or CCI3* held on July18-22, 2018. To apply, please submit a Travel Grant Application to the USEA Foundation by June 20, 2018.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor FITS Riding, Ltd for 2018. They continue their support through the sponsorship of several programs. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), FITS will provide prizes for competitors at the AEC which will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. In addition, FITS is a Contributing Level Sponsor of the Adult Team Championship and the USEA Gold Cup Series and Final.