In 2013, after taking a 10-year break from riding after college, I knew it was time to get back into eventing again. With the help of a friend, I found a horse off Craigslist that fit what I was looking for perfectly: a black 14-year-old registered American Warmblood mare named Clos du Bois, or "Chloe" for short.
Please be advised that the selection procedures have been approved and posted for the 2019 North American Youth Championships for eventing. The application is now available and the application deadline is March 1, 2019.
In their presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, Equiratings founders Sam Watson and Diarm Byrne review how data can be used to guide decisions in eventing, both when analyzing performance and analyzing risk.
Phillip, Boyd, Lynn, Sharon, Lauren – throw out a name of a top professional and you can almost guarantee at one point in their careers they were a working student. Being a working student is a rite of passage in eventing. How else will you learn what it is really like to be a professional in the sport?
Jenny Lackey's year began with a terrible loss - the death of her horse, Moonlit Starz - but ended on a high note when she and her new partner, Dallo de la Galerna, earned the 2018 Novice Young Adult Rider of the Year award.
USEF Director of Licensed Officials Alina Brazzil led a panel including Cindy Deporter, Sally Ike, John Michael Durr, Wayne Quarles, Loris Henry, Tim Murray, and Marilyn Payne in a discussion about the eventing officials licensure process.
Eventers are brave, resilient, smart, strong minded, hard working, confident, goal-oriented, tough as nails, and ‘MacGyver-like’ problem solvers. So are entrepreneurs. So, it’s not surprising I took the path that has led me here.
Max Corcoran is a self-professed “geek” when it comes to the science behind conditioning and recovery of athletes. In this seminar, Corcoran spoke about the parallels between the science of human conditioning and recovery and equine conditioning, training, and recovery. As an Olympic groom, her years of the firsthand experience provide her with an interesting viewpoint and a wealth of knowledge.
The highlight of the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Gala where, amid smiles, laughter, and even some tears, Karen O'Connor, Dr. A. Martin "Marty" Simensen, Out and About, Howard Simpson, Tim and Nina Gardner, and Captain Mark Phillips joined the 40 other eventing legends in the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame.