The USEA has established an educational scholarship in memory of the late Roger Haller. This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a licensed official who is working towards promotion to the “R” license, the “S” license, or the FEI licenses. The Roger Haller Eventing Officials Scholarship may be used to offset the costs involved in attending the necessary seminars and obtaining the practical experience required to attain promotion to the next level of licensing. The USEA will award a scholarship of $5,000 to a qualified individual in 2018. The sport is in urgent need of well-trained and committed officials who can serve at the highest international levels of the sport, a need that Haller was aware of and one that concerned him greatly. Increasing the pool of eventing officials was one of the reasons he devoted so much of his time to addressing the shortfall by developing the USEA’s educational programs for officials. We sincerely hope that this annual scholarship bearing Roger Haller’s name will help increase the number of eventing judges and technical delegates qualified to officiate internationally and so ensure the health of the sport for the future.
All those who meet the eligibility requirements listed below are invited to complete the scholarship application.
Eligibility Requirements for the USEA Eventing Officials Scholarship
The deadline for applications is November 12, 2018 and the scholarship will be awarded at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 6-9. Click here to apply.
Pan Am Games team gold medalist Tamra Smith and Mai Baum and five-star pairs Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin headline a strong Advanced field when Twin Rivers begins an exciting season of eventing competition this weekend.
The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) programs have around 30 qualifying competitions each, and youngsters around the country are about to begin their seasons aimed at Championships.
As the season begins to turn, the temperature begins to drop, turnout time becomes more limited, schedules shift to accommodate the waning daylight and the possibility for a colicky horse increases. While the exact environmental causes of colic are not well understood, a commonly accepted theory is that any abrupt changes to a horse’s environment or schedule can increase the risk of colic.