Feb 04, 2019

Joan Mayfield: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

Joan Mayfield has been a part of the eventing community for longer than the majority of the USEA’s current members have been alive. While she started taking “up-down” lessons as a teenager, she didn’t get her first horse until she graduated from college.

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Jan 30, 2019 AEC

Get Qualified for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships

For many, the AEC is the highlight of their season – a goal they plan for and strive towards all year. In order to bring the USEA up to standard with the USEF Rules for Eventing and account for the addition of a new Modified/Training Championship, several updates have been made to the qualifications for the AEC in 2019.

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Jan 25, 2019 Education

PODCAST: Updates from the Volunteer Committee + Planning Your Season

Volunteer Committee member Irene Doo joins us on the USEA Podcast this week to discuss the jump judge instructional videos that were released last fall, and Marcia Kulak is back with a segment on planning your upcoming season.

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Jan 07, 2019 Volunteers

Suzanne Adams: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

Suzanne Adams grew up as a self-proclaimed barn rat. While her passion for horses may have been ill-advised by her parents, Adams was not discouraged. She was persistent and would find horses in backyard barns that weren’t being ridden and ask the owners to work for them in exchange for riding.

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Dec 04, 2018 Young Riders

Brenda Jarrell: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

Brenda Jarrell grew up like most other young girls and she wanted one thing: a pony. Unfortunately for her, a pony was out of the cards and she got a fish instead. It wasn’t long though before she began saving up for riding lessons - they were $17. After that, Jarrell was hooked. Fast forward a few years and now Jarrell is one of the most important members of the Area I and USEA community and more than deserving of this month’s Volunteer of the Month nomination.

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Nov 05, 2018 Volunteers

Art and Diane Bird: USEA's Volunteers of the Month Presented by Athletux

While Diane Bird was always involved with horses, Art Bird didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into when her married her. Now, this dynamic duo is one of the most active in the sport when it comes to volunteering and both Diane and Art are sitting in the top five on the USEA Volunteer of the Year Leaderboard.

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Oct 15, 2018 AEC

Qualifications Updated for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships

In an effort to make qualifications for the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) easier to understand and bring the USEA up to standard with the USEF Rules for Eventingqualification requirements, the qualifications for the AEC have been updated for 2019.

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Oct 03, 2018 Young Riders

Tayler Owen: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athleutx

For Tayler Owen, horses were always a part of life. Owen is Texas-born-and-raised and she began riding at the age of six under the guidance of a very special trainer, Alyce Hinkle. Hinkle was very active in the eventing community and is a very well-known figure in Area V. She not only was involved in coaching the next generation, but she also spearheaded the Area V Young Rider program for many years.

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Oct 02, 2018 AEC

Now On Course: Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy Flaunts His Feathers at the 2018 USEA AEC

When first-time horse buyer Claudia Channing purchased Chestnut Oak’s Drummer Boy (Clononeer Romantic Traveler x Steege’s Beth) as an unbroken 3-year-old American-bred Gypsy Vanner/Shire cross gelding, it might have seemed like an unorthodox choice for a new rider.

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Sep 26, 2018 Volunteers

Volunteering with Christina Gray

“Volunteers are the backbone of our sport because if we had to pay every person that’s needed to run an event, the entry fee would be up to $2,000 a horse.” Christina Gray explained. “It’s astronomical the number of volunteers that are needed to do this sport but it’s what makes the sport so great.” A show secretary extraordinaire and a newly minted FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) volunteer, Gray has been on both sides of the volunteer curtain.

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Sep 14, 2018 Volunteers

Backstage at the WEG: Volunteers Make the World (Equestrian Games) Go ‘Round

The FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina have brought together over 800 equestrian athletes and 860 horses from 71 different countries to compete in eight different disciplines in the only event of its kind in the world. The volunteers it requires to stage an event like the WEG are numbered in the thousands, with hundreds of different roles that many equestrians don’t typically think of when they think of horse show volunteers.

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