Oct 25, 2019

2020 Eventing 25 Applications Now Open

By USEF - Edited Press Release
2019 E-25 Participant, Amanda Beale Clement. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The 2020 Eventing 25 Application open today, Friday, October 25, 2019! Applications will be located in the Athlete Dashboard area of your MY USEF Member Account.

Log in to your My USEF Member Account → Athlete Dashboard → Online Applications→ Eventing→ Year: 2020

2020 Eventing 25 Eligibility and Application Requirements:

  • Rider must be 25 years old or younger according to the FEI (born on or after January 1, 1995).
  • Rider must have achieved an MER at a CCI3*-L.
    • Please note in your application if you plan to achieve your CCI3*L MER at the Ocala Jockey Club- November 14-17, 2019 (applications will not be reviewed by the Performance Advisory Team until after the Ocala Jockey Club)
  • Applicants can be ‘Talent Spotted’ if they do not meet this criteria, but still must submit an application.
  • Rider must be an USEF Active member.
  • Rider must submit a link to current professional video(s) of competition(s).

Applications for the 2019 Eventing 25 Program will be due Friday, November 29, 2019.
No late applications will be accepted! Only those who have applied will be considered. Competition videos may be requested from athletes. The Eventing 25 Program will have an annual selection for a two-year period, with a review every six months and a Retention Review at one year. Starting in 2020, athletes may participate in the program for a maximum of four years. The expectation is that athletes would progress to the Development Potential by the age of 25 or within four years.

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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