The Annual Meeting & Convention is an opportunity for eventing community members to gather from all across the country to hear reports from the various groups and committees and provide feedback to make changes and improvements for the future. In addition to the meetings that took place yesterday, there were several more open forums that met today to discuss progress over the past year and plans for the coming year.
Many years ago, a good friend, Dot Hamilton, became Area Chair for Area VII. She said, "We need an Adult Rider Coordinator – you do it!" "Ok," I said. "What should adult riders do?" "Let's have a camp," she said! So we did.
The Worth The Trust Scholarship is important to me so that I can continue to follow my lifelong dream of becoming a good horseperson. Owning, training, and eventing has been my dream since I was a child. At that time, I saved every Christmas and birthday gift and all my babysitting money to take riding lessons at a local eventing barn in central New Jersey.
Applications for the 2019 Worth the Trust Educational and Sports Psychology Scholarships are due in two weeks on Monday, October 1. Since 2000, the Worth the Trust Scholarships for young adults and adult amateurs have provided financial assistance for the purpose of pursuing continued education in eventing, thanks to the generosity of Joan Iversen Goswell.
Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the rain—heavy at times— deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry.
The United States Eventing Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships. The Worth the Trust Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
In August 2016, my husband and I found ourselves with an empty nest for the first time in 21years. Our youngest child, Sydney, had packed up and left for college. Our oldest child, Lila, was volunteering in Nepal prior to her senior year of college. I had spent the past ten years focusing on Sydney’s Eventing ambitions.
As the fall competition season is in full swing, the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is quickly approaching! Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. December 7-11 for a long weekend to discuss, learn and enjoy time surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. Learning opportunities are endless.
Twin Rivers Ranch, in the beautiful wine country of central California, is the scene of the upcoming Area VI Adult Team Challenge (ATC) taking place from April 9-12. This year, more than 30 teams are packing up from all Areas of the west coast to travel to Twin Rivers, join the fun and compete for best team honors.
The 2014 USEA Adult Team Championship took place in coordination with the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships this year.
The USEA Adult Rider Championships (ATC) are included in the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by VTO Saddlery, for the first time this year. Adult Riders from more than half of the ten Areas came together at the Texas Rose Horse Park to compete in a fun and friendly team environment.