Jul 14, 2022

11 Tack Trunk Essentials from USEA Members Around the Country

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
USEA/ KTB Creative Group photo

A horse person is only as good as all of the tools they store in their tack trunk! Let's face it, as eventers we never know what we might need and when we might need it, so having everything prepared for whatever life might throw at us each day is essential. Needing some help deciding what items to stock up on as you prep for the rest of your 2022 show season? We asked USEA members to share their favorite go-to items that they can't live without in their tack trunk to help inspire you for things you might need to snag the next time you are at the tack store.

Charlotte N: "Avocado spray! It smells so good and leaves the BEST shiny coat. Vinous it also helps bring out my horses dapples."

Audrea D: "Electrical tape. For securing velcro on horse boots; temporary fix for bridle keepers; taping down pinny numbers to prevent flapping; securing helmet cover when rubber band breaks; colored tape in your signature colors to label buckets, tubs, boxes, scrapers, hoof picks, etc."

Isabelle W: "Effax boot shiner sponges, makes it so quick and easy to clean my boots."

Ashley E: "Zip ties for hanging cross ties, buckets, hay nets, stall guards, name plaques at shows, and reattaching halter name plates when the Chicago screws fall out! They break easily like bailing twine but more efficient to use."

Caroline A: "First aid kit always. Number one thing I make sure to have checked off any time I travel!"

Ellie T: "Wipes! For humans, for the horse, for literally everything. Especially when my horse decides to poop on herself the morning of the show."

Brynna G: "Gatorade Thirst Quencher Powder packets. Has saved me from getting heat sick at every single horse trial I have ever attended in the midwest between June and September!"

Lauren H: "My Epona Tigers Tongue sponge and rag! I use it for everything- last minute grooming, cleaning bits, wiping out hooves, and so many other things."

Jeanine A: "Stick-em, the sticky stuff that you put on your boots/saddle to stick yourself to the saddle. Put on the seat of the saddle with an X - X marks the spot."

Becky L: "Washcloths. I use them for wiping down my boots, cleaning my horse's face, my face when I'm sweating, cleaning my shirt or jacket off before stepping in the ring, and more. Super handy and something no one thinks about until you need it."

Jill P: "Spares! As a former pony clubber and 4-H member, I bring extra pieces of tack, clothing, snacks (for me and my horse), water, etc. I've broken my own stirrup leather and have had someone forget pants for dressage."

Dec 02, 2022 Convention

Awards Presentations and Special Functions at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The 2022 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements and memories made by our members throughout the year. During the convention, the USEA will shine a spotlight on the national awards winners, grant recipients and eventing legends during three separate events: the USEA Year End Awards Luncheon, the USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and the 8th edition of the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala. With so many celebrations taking place in one packed weekend, it may be hard to decide which you want to attend. Keep reading for all you need to know to on these three uniquely special events!

Dec 02, 2022 Sponsor

Ride iQ Renews Partnership with the USEA

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce the return of an official USEA Educational Collaborator, Ride iQ. Ride iQ is a mobile app that allows riders to take audio lessons with top coaches while they ride, an opportunity that hasn’t existed before. In 2023, the USEA will partner with the company to offer exclusive content in collaboration with the USEA’s Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) and the EA21 program, as well as creating other unique educational opportunities.

Dec 02, 2022 Sponsor

STRIDER Returns as USEA Educational Partner

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with STRIDER for 2023. STRIDER will return as an ‘Official USEA Educational Partner’ to enable unique educational benefits and professional opportunities for eventing enthusiasts.

Dec 01, 2022 Convention

Rebecca Farm Returns as Gold Sponsor of the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm, as they return as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and the Official Sponsor of the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. The 2022 Annual Meeting & Convention will take place next week on December 7-11 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

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Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA