Mar 21, 2019

USEA Events A-Z: Olney Farm Horse Trials

Olney Farm in Joppa, Maryland (Area II) hosts their annual horse trial in August offering Beginner Novice through Modified level. Olney Farm is a boarding and training barn that teaches lessons year-round and hosts camps during the summer. They also host unrecognized events and dressage shows.

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Mar 20, 2019 Eventing News

Showdown at the Galway Corral is Coming March 29-31

A showdown at the Galway corral is shaping up as top eventers prepare for the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, March 29-31, 2019, in Temecula, California.

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Mar 20, 2019 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2019 Carolina International

For the sixth year the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C. welcomes back the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials. The event will see hundreds of competitors tackling their first FEI event of the season in Area II. Learn more about the history behind the event in its Events A-Z article.

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Mar 20, 2019 Safety

Frangible Fence Equipment Test Developed

Dr. David Vos and the USEA’s Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee have developed a low cost, easily constructed testing system in order to test obstacles with frangible fence equipment to ensure that the fence will collapse when impacted under ap­propriate conditions.

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Mar 19, 2019 Education

OTTB Critique Presented by Athletux: Valhalla

For Ashley DeWitt, T Hop aka Oscar holds a very special place in her heart. DeWitt was a student of Philippa Humphreys and she acquired Oscar through Humphreys, who sadly passed away a year later.

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Mar 19, 2019 Classic Series

The Origin of Steeplechase

The first record of a steeplechase race was in Ireland in 1752. The race, which was between Cornelius O’Callaghan and Edmund Blake, started at St. John’s Church and ended at St. Mary’s Church (around 4.5 miles total) in County Cork, Ireland. After that race, steeplechase was born.

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Mar 18, 2019 Technical Merit

Jones and Kroviak Prevail in Charles Owen Technical Merit at Pine Top

The first of 10 Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions took place February 21-24 at the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia. Over the course of the year, the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award will be presented at one event in each of the 10 USEA Areas, rewarding riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.

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Mar 17, 2019 Membership

Now on Course: Taylor McFall and High Times

It all started when the McFall family sat down to dinner together in January. Jen and Earl McFall, who own and operate Dragonfire Farm in Wilton, California, have a daughter, Taylor, who is turning 16 in April.

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Mar 16, 2019 Profile

The End of an Era: Morris Reflects on her Role at USEF

The U.S. Team just stepped on the podium at a major competition, maybe an emerging athlete just cleared the last jump of her first CCI4*-S, or a U.S. rider just returned from a successful trip abroad. The riders will be congratulated, the horses will be praised, the owners thanked – but for the last seven years these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the behind-the-scenes work of Joanie Morris, Managing Director of Eventing for US Equestrian (USEF).

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Mar 15, 2019 USEA Foundation

A Very Wet Start to the Season

Oh, California! This winter has been unlike any other I remember ever eventing, and the start to the 2019 season has been VERY WET. My usually perfect indoor is half full of wet footing and water, and I feel like everything I own is covered in mud.

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Mar 15, 2019 Young Event Horse

Riding the Perfect Warm-up with Clasing Equestrian

The warm-up is where riders spend the most time in the tack during an event. With a mixture of nervous horses, riders, parents, and coaches, the warm-up area can be chaotic. Whether it’s a horse’s first recognized horse trial or at a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition, the Clasings’ have found a tried-and-true warm-up routine for young horses.

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