Feb 23, 2024

Fourth Generation Homebred Geluk HVF Earns His Second SmartPak USEA Stallion of the Year Award

Bethany Hutchins-Kristen headed into 2023 with hopes of earning the SmartPak USEA Stallion of the Year award for a second year in a row on her homebred Geluk HVF, and after a stellar season, including a top-10 finish at the TerraNova CCI2*-L (Myakka City, Florida), she took home the top prize with an 18-point lead.

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Feb 16, 2024 Leaderboard

Channeling the Fire of the 2023 Bates USEA Mare of the Year Karma

Katie Crowley didn’t have intentions of breeding horses, but when her Hosteiner mare Travita proved to have a bit too much fire to handle, it was suggested that breeding her might settle her some.

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Feb 09, 2024 AEC

Erin Gilmore Photography to Return as Official Photographer for 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to share that Erin Gilmore Photography will be returning to the 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds as the Official Photographers of this year's event. The 2024 American Eventing Championships take place Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2024 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Feb 09, 2024 Leaderboard

Dreams Are Coming True on the Back of the 2023 SmartPak USEA Pony of the Year Delilah's Boy

The little gray Connemara cross gelding Delilah’s Boy has made quite a big name for himself in eventing. Since starting his eventing career in 2019, the now 13-year-old pony has celebrated 11 wins and countless top-3 finishes at the Novice and Beginner Novice levels, including a win at the U.S. Pony Club Championships in 2019 with former owner/rider Macie Sykes. It was his fabulous 2023 season, however, that earned Delilah’s Boy the title of the 2023 SmartPak USEA Pony of the Year with young rider Kendal Fansler of Clarksville, Maryland, in the irons.

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Feb 02, 2024 Profile

2023 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year Liz Halliday Looks Back on a Year of Career Highs and Personal Lows

Liz Halliday admits she’s not one to spend too much time in the past, but after a very “transitional” 2023, she’s taken the time to reflect on the changes in her life and the amazing horse power she has in her barn. Halliday topped the USEA leaderboard’s 2023 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year standings with results on 13 different horses from Novice to the CCI5*-L level.

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Jan 26, 2024 Awards

A Tribute to the 2023 USEA Ironmaster Award Winner Karen Nyrop

The USEA is saddened to share the passing of the 2023 USEA Ironmaster Award winner Karen Nyrop. Karen was known around the country for not only her services as a veterinarian, but also as a passionate horsewoman and a very dear friend. She was always quick to accept the call of duty and offer up her time as a delegate for FEI veterinary commissions at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Maryland 5 Star, and countless other competitions in both the United States and Canada. KAren was actively involved with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the USEA Equine Safety and Welfare Committee.

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Jan 26, 2024 Leaderboard

Christa Schmidt Weighs In On the Undeniable Heart of the 2023 USEA Standlee Horse of the Year Capitol H I M

It was 2017, and Christa Schmidt found herself in the market for a nice Preliminary/one-star horse to help her make some of her amateur aspirations come true when Karen O’Connor told her about a Holsteiner gelding by the name of Capitol H I M (Con Air x O-Heraldika).

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Jan 24, 2024 AEC

Contract Negotiations Underway for Host Sites of 2025-2028 USEA American Eventing Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors has voted to enter into contract negotiations with Galway Downs Equestrian to host the 2025 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at Galway Downs in Temecula, California, with an option for another one-year term in 2029. The Board also approved the entering of contract negotiations with Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI) and Kentucky Classique to host the AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the years 2026, 2027, and 2028.

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Jan 18, 2024 AEC

Open and Junior Starter Divisions to be offered at 2024 USEA AEC

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) and its organizing partners at Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) and Mary Fike are thrilled to announce the addition of the Starter level to the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds in Lexington, Kentucky, from Aug. 27–Sept. 1, 2024! In its first year as a recognized level, Starter will be offered in two Championship divisions for interested competitors: Open and Junior.

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Jan 03, 2024 AEC

Call for Official Photographer and Videographer/Live Stream Service Providers at the 2024 USEA AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) is the annual national championship for every level of the Olympic equestrian sport of eventing. The USEA is officially accepting bids for the following service providers at the 2024 USEA AEC which takes place Aug. 27—Sept. 1, 2024 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Dec 10, 2023 Convention

A Celebration of Eventing Successes at the 2023 USEA Year-End Awards Banquet

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.

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