The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, and Future Event Horse (YEH) Program are joining forces yet again to bring the ultimate educational opportunity this winter. The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium will be at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida on February 17-20, 2020.
It was only recently that John Bandrofchak became involved in the eventing community - seven years, in fact. It all began when he decided he wanted to begin working with animals. After finding his way to a local equine therapy farm, his passion for horses and volunteering grew.
There are a number of ways to incur penalties on cross-country, from refusals and run-outs to exceeding the optimum time, and they sometimes vary depending on the level of competition. Make sure you're up to date with all the different ways to earn penalties on cross-country before you next step out of the startbox.
The Santa Ynez Valley Pony Club (SYVPC) hosts two events yearly at Shepherd Ranch in Santa Ynez, California (Area VI), offering Introductory through Preliminary at their June event and Introductory through Intermediate/Preliminary at their August event.
November 5, 2019 - Cargill today announced the addition of three new SafeChoice® horse feed products and an update to the existing products in the SafeChoice line. The Nutrena® brand changed the feed industry over 15 years ago with the debut of the original SafeChoice feed, the first-ever controlled-starch horse feed to hit the market. Now, there's more innovative feed to love from SafeChoice.
The Galway Downs International Event took place at Galway Downs in sunny Temecula, California this past weekend. In addition to Novice through Intermediate horse trials, Galway also hosted CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L international divisions and a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day division. The USEA was on site providing coverage of the international and Training Three-Day divisions and you can see what we saw by taking a look through the lens.
This year, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) introduced two new national leaderboards: the 6-year-old leaderboard and 7-year-old leaderboard. These new honors, along with Morven Park’s new CCI3*-L 7-year-old division and CCI2*-L 6-year-old division, offers new opportunities for young event horses competing in the U.S. The 6-year-old leaderboard ranks 6-year-old horses at the Preliminary, CCI2*-S, and CCI2*-L level and the 7-year-old horses are ranked at the Intermediate, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L level.
With roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country, the Hylofit USEA Classic Series gives horses and riders the opportunity to experience the thrill of endurance day and a long format three-day event. The Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event hosted a Training Three-Day division at their event on October 16-20, 2019.
As the highest placed American in the VHT International CCI2*-LA, Allison Springer and Crystal Crescent Moon take home the USEF Two-Star Eventing National Championship and the Richard Collins Trophy. They scored a 30.0 in dressage and added no jumping or time penalties throughout the competition.
Tamra Smith and En Vogue had a rail in hand going into today’s show jumping finale in the Galway Downs International CCI4*-L, so when the rail at fence three dropped they were still safe. However, when a second rail tipped in the triple combination, Sara Mittleider and La Paz moved up to the top spot, taking home the win on their dressage score of 33.3.
The final day of the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California dawned cold and sunny for the final horse inspection of the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L.