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The USEA Cross-Country Design and Fence Construction Safety Task Force is a dedicated group consisting of officials, course designers, engineers, organizers and competitors. The goal of the group is to constantly evaluate all safety aspects of the cross-country phase of competition including, but not limited to, design and construction of the fences and courses. Overall, the main focus of the task force is to reduce the risk of both rider and horse injuries and fatalities while in competition.
Original Post Date: 05/10/2017 - 08:28   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:11 08:46:04

The USEF Jumping Course Advisor program was introduced in 2004 to raise the standard of eventing jumping course design in the United States. Initially, the program focused on jumping courses for FEI and Advanced level competitions. The goal of the program was to ensure the standard of the courses throughout the country, and to deliver courses which provided the same technicality level they would expect to find at the Championship level.
Original Post Date: 05/05/2017 - 11:30   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:05 11:33:43

In this series, the pros walk through their approach to riding questions, fences and combinations on cross-country. This Ride Between the Flags is given by Liz Halliday-Sharp. She walks us through two Preliminary combinations seen at the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials Presented by Brian Cox Farm Team, where she and Cooley Caviar won the Preliminary Horse division. Click here for all of our Ride Between the Flags series. 
Original Post Date: 02/01/2017 - 10:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:02:01 10:19:38

Original Post Date: 01/20/2017 - 13:51   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:20 13:51:43

Most eventers recognize a licensed official as their judge, technical delegate or cross-country course designer, but many haven’t considered how these officials found themselves in those roles. The path to becoming licensed is often long, undulating and expensive, and yet these individuals do it to keep the sport alive for years to come. In this series, we explore what exactly it takes to become a licensed official. First up, cross-country course designer.
Original Post Date: 01/11/2017 - 10:17   |   Last Updated: 2017:02:01 15:34:39

Fences are flagged, the track is wheeled and decorations are placed – the Tryon Internaional Equestrian Center (TIEC) is ready to send the first AEC competitors out of the start box tomorrow! Courses were designed my Captain Mark Phillips and built by Eric Bull and ETB Construction. 
Original Post Date: 08/31/2016 - 17:06   |   Last Updated: 2017:02:01 15:40:19

CLICK HERE for the complete cross-country course preview photo gallery. Pierre Michelet’s 2016 Olympic cross-country course proves what many have come to love about the sport: it is not a dressage competition. The track is relentlessly technical and will require very accurate riding.
Original Post Date: 08/07/2016 - 20:11   |   Last Updated: 2017:02:01 15:40:28

The USEA Board of Governors has approved the creation of the USEA Roger Haller Education Fund to honor the memory of Roger Haller, who passed away March 31st.  Roger made immense contributions to the development and implementation of the USEA’s Education Programs over the last forty years and this fund is designed as a lasting legacy to his invaluable
Original Post Date: 05/31/2016 - 11:38   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:31 14:19:53

Lexington, VA, May 28, 2016 - In December 2015, Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) announced the creation of the Course Designer Mentor Program intended to encourage the future development of the sport and provide a valuable educational opportunity for someone pursuing a career in cross-country course design.
Original Post Date: 05/31/2016 - 09:00   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:31 09:00:50

Original Post Date: 03/24/2016 - 14:05   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:24 14:06:56

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