Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2022. They are returning as a ‘Bronze Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series’, and a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.’ As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is delighted to announce the renewed partnership with RevitaVet for 2022. RevitaVet will return as the ”Title Sponsor of the 2022 USEA Young Rider of the Year Leaderboard.” RevitaVet will provide one RevitaVet system to the leaderboard winner at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention taking place on December 7-11 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
Good horsemanship habits don't always have to be expensive. In fact, some of the best barn hacks don't even require a trip to the tack store. From buying sponges in the automobile section of your nearest superstore to using ketchup as a tool to help whiten the tails on a gray horse, there are tons of ways you can up your horsemanship game on a budget without sacrificing the quality of care for your horse. We asked the USEA membership to chime in with their favorite barn hacks and you did not disappoint. Check out some of the suggestions below!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Nunn Finer for 2022. Nunn Finer is coming back as the Official “Title Sponsor of the USEA Overall Leaderboards.” Year-end leaderboard winners will be awarded during the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, taking place on December 7-11 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the continued partnership with Nutrena® Feeds for the next three years. Nutrena Feeds will return as the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena Feeds will also return as the “Presenting Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships” (AEC) for 2022, 2023, and 2024. The 2022 AEC will take place from August 30 to September 4 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. In 2023 and 2024, the AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
During the break between dressage and jumping, I checked my scores online. As I looked over the names of competitors in my Modified division at Kent Horse Trials in June 2021 many were familiar to me.
Annemarie Cochrane is a USEF "r" eventing judge who resides in Elverson, Pennsylvania. She recently attended the 2022 USEA East Coast Continuing Education Clinic (CEC) & "R" and "S" Promotion Training Program hosted by Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia. Read her account of the two-day seminar below!