Officials

Nov 19, 2021

Everything You Need to Know for the Chris Barnard Show Jumping Seminar at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

This year, the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will host a full-day educational show jumping design clinic on Wednesday, December 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Led by the well-known show jumping course designer, Chris Barnard, this seminar will be educational for any USEA member interested in learning more about the show jumping courses. Read below for more information.

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Aug 15, 2021 Officials

Join the USEA's Roster of Licensed Officials - 2022 Training Program Schedule for Eventing Officials Has Been Announced

Do you have dreams to become a licensed eventing judge, technical delegate, cross-country course designer, or eventing show jump course designer? One of the goals of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee (ELOC) is to encourage and educate the next generation of officials. You can be part of the next generation of officials. Get involved and get licensed!

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Jul 22, 2021 SJ Course Designers

Chris Barnard to Offer Show Jumping Seminar at USEA Annual Meeting

Back by popular demand, the Show Jumping seminar will once again be offered at the USEA Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The day will begin at 9:00 AM at The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel with a discussion and theory of show jumping course design.

The afternoon session will be conducted at the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Posse and include the hands-on building of a show jumping course with help from the Watermelon Mountain Pony Club as demo riders.

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May 06, 2021 Officials

Humbled by Horses: A Conversation with Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride

“Horses are so humbling,” says Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride with a wry laugh.

We are speaking a few days after the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event. She is on her way to go cross-country schooling with her beautiful black horse Favian, before tackling the CCI4*-L at Jersey Fresh.

Her week wasn’t supposed to pan out like this. She and Favian should have been resting on their laurels after completing their first CCI5* at Kentucky. However, they fell on the cross-country, and ticking that five-star box will have to wait for another day. Luckily, they are unharmed, Favian has already “cruised around some easy stuff” on an earlier cross-country schooling outing, and Vizcarrondo Pride is determined to start righting the ship at Jersey Fresh.

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Dec 10, 2020 Officials

VIDEO: Eventing Licensed Officials Committee Open Forum

The USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee (ELOC) invites you to attend their year-end committee open forum. This meeting will be led by ELOC Chair Cindy DePorter and Assistant Chair Tim Murray.

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Nov 15, 2020 Officials

With All the Talk About Safety Lately, Everyone Wants to Know, “Is This Safe to Jump?”

As a rider, coach, and designer, I think trusting your gut instinct is a key element to success! Do not be afraid to ask questions. Talk to your trainer, to the officials, and those around you. If you are unsure of the best approach for a line, or a particular obstacle continues to stand out in your mind, talk it through with someone until you become clear on your plan.

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Considerations for Building Cross-Country Jumps at Home

If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.

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Jul 26, 2020 Officials

Know Your Rules: Help, I Learned the Wrong Dressage Test!

Learn the dressage wrong test? Here is the established protocol. What happens if you start your dressage test and it is the wrong test? Current USEF eventing dressage test ‘A’s track left and test ‘B’s track right, so the judge knows within the first movement that you probably learned the wrong test.

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Jun 21, 2020 Officials

Know Your Rules: EV 112 Dangerous Riding and EV 119 Athlete Representative

The USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee will be writing a series of articles relating to current rules from the USEF Rules For Eventing and how they are interpreted and implemented. The committee feels that transparency is important, and want to keep everyone current on the rules and how officials are expected/required to implement them.

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Mar 24, 2020 Officials

Amanda Miller Finds a Way to Keep Busy and Give Back

As the eventing community hunkers down to weather out the pandemic, everyone has been looking for ways to keep busy. FEI Level II and USEF “R” Eventing Judge Amanda Miller was feeling discouraged after three of her next judging gigs had been canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Tips for Designing Your Own Cross-Country Schooling Course

Cross-country course designer Morgan Rowsell led a session on Friday evening at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention about best practices for maintaining a cross-country schooling course.

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