Eventing Riders Association of North America (ERAofNA)


The mission is to assimilate and leverage the collective voice of North America’s riders, equine professionals and amateurs alike, and owners, in pursuit of enhancing and growing the sport of eventing in North America. Under the USEA umbrella, the purpose of the group is to develop and provide educational information for the membership, to facilitate communications between riders and the broader eventing community, including officials, course designers, organizers and all competitors and to assist in the further development, growth, visibility, welfare and safety of the sport.


In the Fall of 2020, the USEA was notified that the Event Riders Association of North America (ERAofNA) would be dissolving as a standalone entity as it was no longer viable. USEA President Max Corcoran and CEO Rob Burk met and discussed with ERAofNA President Shannon Lilley, Executive Director Helen Murray, and other members of their board the concept of absorbing many of the functions of ERAofNA into the USEA and its programs. It was universally agreed that this was a strong option. During the December 2020 meeting of the USEA Board of Governors, the Board determined that it was in the best interest of the Association to absorb many of the functions of the ERAofNA, and to combine those activities as programs under the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) and adopt the name of ERAofNA.


  • Shannon Lilley – Committee Chair
  • Lauren Nicholson – Committee Member, USEA Board of Governors Representative for ERAofNA, and VP of Active Athletes
  • Zachary Brandt - Committee Member
  • Matt Brown – Committee Member
  • Mary Coldren – Committee Member, additional USEA Board of Governors Representative for ERAofNA
  • Max Corcoran - Committee Member
  • Marcia Kulak – Committee Member
  • Bobby Meyerhoff – Committee Member
  • Joe Meyer - Committee Member
  • Rick Wallace – Committee Member
  • Allison Springer – Committee Member

Additional Support:

  • Helen Murray – Advisor
  • Kate Lokey - USEA Staff Liaison

Inquiries should be directed to ERAofNA Committee Chair, Shannon Lilley at [email protected]

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