Sixty-two horse and athlete combinations are set to compete in the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship this week as part of the MARS Equestrian Tryon International Three-Day Event with an additional 16 international entries to round out the class.
Top eventing athletes from coast to coast have convened at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and horses were presented to the ground jury on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 11, for the first horse inspection. All horses presented passed and will complete their dressage tests on Thursday and Friday with the first ride scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday.
The MARS Equestrian International Three-Day Event marks its inaugural year in 2020. Competitors at this year’s competition will have the opportunity to tackle the cross-country test designed by Captain Mark Phillips on the TIEC’s White Oak Course, the same venue that was used in the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, on Saturday. The four-star National Champion will be crowned after the jumping phase on Sunday afternoon.
Watch the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship live November 12-15 on USEF Network.
The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention came to a close on Sunday with the final USEA Board of Governors meeting. After the call to order, USEA Senior Director of Membership Services/Meeting Planner Jennifer Hardwick gave a brief overview of the annual meeting. There were 321 attendees and 220 who came to the awards dinner. Next year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will be held in Seattle, Washington, from Dec. 10-15 at the Westin Seattle.
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United States Eventing Association (USEA) members from all over the country gathered on Saturday night for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Year End Awards Ceremony. The evening’s ceremony was led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wolf and recognized riders, horses, and game-changers in the sport of eventing with multiple awards and grants.
Hosting the Annual Meeting of Members each December has been a requirement set forth by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) by-laws (then the United States Combined Training Association) since 1959. This year, USEA members are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention from Dec. 7 - Dec. 10 for four jam-packed days of educational seminars and open forums full of conversation surrounding our sport. Lunch on Friday, however, served as an opportunity for attendees to gather together for the USEA Meeting of Members once again.