News

Sep 18, 2020

An Eventer’s Path to Safety During the West Coast Wildfires

Wildfires are currently ravaging the West Coast of the United States. According to the state of California, since the beginning of the year, there have been nearly 7,900 wildfires that have burned over 3.4 million acres in California. Since August 15, when California’s fire activity elevated, there have been 25 fatalities and nearly 5,400 structures destroyed. In Washington wildfires have burned over 626,000 acres, 181 homes had been lost, and one death occurred as a result. In Oregon, over 1 million acres were burned, and about 40,000 people were evacuated, with about 500,000 people in evacuation warning areas.

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Sep 17, 2020 Association News

Statement About Plantation Field International CCI-S

Having this historic competition close isn't the right result for the sport, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is working hard to find a solution. The organizer and landowners operate exceptional events on a beautiful piece of land. We are deeply sensitive to the history of the word "plantation" and its connection to slavery; however, this property has no known connections to slavery and was instead named after 'plantings' on the property.

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Sep 16, 2020 Association News

The Rider Experience with EMS

Dawn Robbins is a current USEA Board of Governors member, Area VI adult rider, and a contributor to the development of the Event Management System (EMS). Note that this article was written more than a year ago and serves as a guide for future USEA software development.

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Sep 15, 2020 Eventing News

USEF Competitions Update: Wildfires and Air Quality Impacting the West Coast

The 2020 competition year continues to challenge everyone in the equestrian community. Now, the impacts initially caused by the pandemic are being amplified on the West Coast due to the tragic wildfires affecting the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. In light of these devastating wildfires, concerns over air quality are ever-present since both humans and equines can be equally impacted.

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Sep 14, 2020 Association News

USEA Podcast #266: Team Talk #2

We're back with another installment of Team Talk on the USEA Podcast this week! Nicole Brown is joined again by US Equestrian High Performance Director Erik Duvander and US Equestrian Developing and Emerging Rider Coach Leslie Law. This week, the Team Talk segment is all about the developing riders - riders who have come up the pipeline in the pursuit of landing a spot on a senior team.

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Sep 13, 2020 Eventing News

Matt Flynn and Wizzerd Win Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials Presented by EquiSafe Global Advanced A Division

Matthew Flynn (Potomac, MD) flew around the White Oak cross-country course with Wizzerd to win the Advanced A division at the Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials presented by EquiSafe Global at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), ending on a score of 40.90.

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Sep 12, 2020 Eventing News

Doug Payne Holds Both Advanced Division Leads at Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials presented by EquiSafe Global

Doug Payne (Aiken, SC) maintained his lead in both Advanced A and Advanced B divisions at the Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIEC presented by EquiSafe Global. Starr Witness, the 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare (Chello III VDL x Veneur) owned in partnership with Catherine Winter and Laurie McRee, added nothing to her dressage score to remain in first with a 25.70 heading into cross-country on Sunday.

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Sep 12, 2020 Profile

Horse Heroes: Novelle

In April of 2002, a Thoroughbred filly by Frisk Me Now and out of Teetawk, bred by Jim Plemmons, was born in Kentucky and given the Jockey Club registered name Cupid’s Tart. Cupid’s Tart never raced, however, and when she was 3 years old, the breeding farm where she’d been living gave her to Irish equestrian Alec Kennedy as a sport horse prospect.

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Sep 11, 2020 Eventing News

Doug Payne Dominates Advanced Dressage at Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials presented by EquiSafe Global

Doug Payne holds all three top places across both sections of the Advanced division after day one of competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort. The Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials at TIEC presented by EquiSafe Global kicked off Friday, September 11, with nearly 350 entries in the event’s sophomore year at TIEC.

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Sep 09, 2020 Eventing News

Eventers Rarin' To Go for The West's First COVID-Era FEI Competition at Twin Rivers

After a long delay, the international eventing season roars back to life on the West Coast with the Twin Rivers Fall International, September 17-20 in Coastal Central California's Paso Robles.

The region's many upper level riders are excited to get back in the hunt for FEI qualifying scores and pairs of all levels are hot to strut their stuff. The competition will also host Advanced through Intro and Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse levels.

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Sep 08, 2020 Profile

Now On Course: Making the Most of 2020

2020 continues to be a challenging year. The year of an astonishing pandemic, of economic strain, of social injustice, and of a political divide that it often seems may never be bridged. But amidst the tumult and uncertainty of the world, a pickup truck shutters to life in the early morning hours of show day.

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