When Col. Allen D. Smith passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 64, Area V wanted to figure out a way to honor his legacy and decided to start an award for the Adult Amateur of the Year. Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but after being commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers he attended Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the continued support of Nunn Finer as a USEA sponsor. For 2019, The Overall Leaderboard Title Sponsorship will now be transferred from Bit of Britain to Nunn Finer, putting Nunn Finer as the new Title Sponsor of all the USEA overall leaderboards.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to welcome back World Equestrian Brands (WEB) as the Title Sponsor of the Rider of the Year Leaderboard. World Equestrian Brands has been a longtime sponsor and supporter of the USEA.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to welcome back World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the Rider of the Year Leaderboard. World Equestrian Brands has been a longtime sponsor and supporter of the USEA. This year’s Rider of the Year will receive an Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad, generously provided by World Equestrian Brands.
In November of 1979 it was announced in the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) that a new high score award trophy would be presented annually to the leading Junior rider in the country in memory of Linda Moore.
The Lady Rider of the Year Trophy, donated by June McKnight, is named for Essie Perkins who was a leader in the growth of eventing in the United States.
The Windy Acres Trophy has been awarded 56 times to the USEA/USCTA Rider of the Year but only to 16 different people in the history of the Association. The Trophy is synonymous with repeat winners and the base is filled with the same names inscribed multiple times.
The Horse of the Year title is often considered the most prestigious given out annually by the United States Eventing Association. Awarded to the horse who earns the most points during a single competition year, it honors the true star of the sport.
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was created in 2014, and has since taken off with over forty schools affiliated and more than 100 members registered as collegiate riders. One of the biggest milestones of the program was the introduction of the Intercollegiate Leaderboard in 2016.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the return of Bit of Britain as the Title Sponsor of the USEA Overall Leaderboard. As a longtime sponsor and supporter of the USEA, Bit of Britain will generously continue to offer USEA members a 5% discount on all orders placed through their website.
In keeping with the USEA and USEF policies to promote the domestic breeding of horses for Eventing, and in recognition of the benefits of competition-testing breeding stallions, a group of supporters have offered to endow an annual award to be given to the USEA-registered stallion that earns the most leaderboard points at Preliminary level and above.