The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the creation of a new program, the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL). This new program will launch in 2021 and was created for USEA junior members who are in the 7th through 12th grades. The USEA Board of Governors approved the creation of this program during the August 2020 Board meeting.
It was a busy weekend at the Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials in Hamilton, Georgia as the event hosted 11 different divisions for the Area III Championships. Riders needed to earn one first through fifth-place finish with no cross-country jumping penalties at one event during the qualifying period from May 15, 2019 to September 15, 2020 in order to be eligible to compete.
The FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion will take place this week on October 15-18, 2020 in Le Lion d’Angers, France. Competitors come from all over the world to showcase their 6- and 7-year-old event horses. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.
Born in Paget, Bermuda, Peter Gray became the first international event rider to represent Bermuda in 1980. He competed all over the world, including three Olympic Games, two World Equestrian Games, a Pan American Games, Badminton, Burghley, and the Kentucky Three-Day Event – all before steeplechase and roads and tracks were removed from the upper levels of the sport.
Now in its seventh year, the Sundance Farm Horse Trials hosted the Area IV Championships this year at the Mahloch family farm in Plymouth, Wisconsin. In order to qualify to compete in the Area IV Championships, riders would need to earn first through fourth place at one event during the qualifying period from October 8, 2019 to September 1, 2020.
Like many of the events in 2020, the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships were canceled this year due to COVID-19. The Championships were scheduled to take place on May 16-17, 2020 in Fairburn, Georgia at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials. Although the Championships did not happen this year, they will return in 2021.
The 2020 Area IX Championships were held on September 11-13 at The Event at Skyline in Mt. Pleasant, Utah at the Skyline Eventing Park. To be qualified to compete in the Area IX Championships, riders needed to earn one first through fifth place at an event with at least five starters in their division between January 1, 2019 and August 25, 2020.
In 2008, the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) had 20 competitions on the YEH calendar, 36 horses who qualified to compete in the championships, and 15 horses who competed in the 2008 USEA YEH Championships held in Wayne, Illinois at Lamplight Equestrian Center.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a virtual Adult Team Challenge to take place this fall. Following the cancellation of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds, including the Adult Team Championships (ATC), the Adult Rider Coordinators came together to develop an opportunity for their peers.
The babies came out to play on the second and final day of the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Today, FEH East Coast Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White evaluated 10 2-year-olds and seven yearlings to decide the final champions on the East Coast.