Jul 18, 2018

2018 NAYC Sees 44 Horses Move Forward

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
Ryan Wood and Galway Blazer representing Area III in the CCIJ1*. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

All but one of the 45 horses presented to the Ground Jury this afternoon at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) at The Event at Rebecca Farm will move on to compete after the first horse inspection. This year’s Ground Jury for the NAYC in Kalispell, Mont. consists of Jo Young (CAN), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Judy Hancock (GBR).

All NAYC competitors showed up with smiles and synchronized outfits, ready to seize the day in Big Sky Montana. However, one horse Area V, Annah Yoder’s Ern More Cash (Ernwells King x January Wild), and one horse from Area VI, Sophie Tice’s Mojo (Private Talk x Meaux), were sent to the hold box. Mojo was accepted upon reinspection in the CICOY2* but unfortunately Ern More Cash was not accepted after reinspection in the CCIJ1*.

Twenty-five horses move forward in the NAYC CCIJ* Junior Eventing Championship and 19 horses continue in the NAYC CICOY2* Young Riders Nations Cup. Dressage gets underway tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (MDT) and the CCIJ1* will dance into the dressage arena at 8:30 a.m. (MDT) on Friday.

NAYC live scores are available here. Live scores for all the divisions at The Event at Rebecca Farm can be found here. Live streaming is available on the USEF Network here (use the code NAYCE18 for a free fan membership).

For other helpful links, read the USEA article, Rebecca Farm Fast Facts.

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May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

May 11, 2021 Intercollegiate

Eyes on the Prize at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place later this month at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. across May 27-30. Following the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, the USEA is working with VHT organizer Andy Bowles to ensure the Championships are still a destination competition for all Intercollegiate event riders, packed full with an opening ceremony, the traditional “college town” area, the prestigious spirit award, and an abundance of prizes.

May 10, 2021 Eventing News

2021 FEI MER Changes effective July 1

The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.

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