“Is that Fergie?!" As I stand on the sidelines coaching, it's without fail, I get this question at every show. With 12-year-old Maya Burke in the irons, the pair get recognized everywhere they go. It’s equal parts an adorable, light-colored palomino pony with a killer jump, and a long-legged, young, talented, rider of color. And as a pair, they are easy to spot and hard to forget.
US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.
When Helen Alliston and Ebay fell on the Advanced cross-country course at the Spring Event at Woodside on May 28, 2021, everyone thought that the then 12-year-old gelding walked away without injuries. The pair had been leading their division when Ebay caught a leg on a corner jump toward the end of the course and, as a result, had a half-rotational fall, landing on his neck and partially landing on Helen. Helen was transported to Stanford University Hospital with a broken pelvis, but immediate reports after the event announced that Ebay was unharmed in the accident.
USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown sits down with Wilton Fair Grant and Holekamp/Turner Grant recipient Caroline Martin to chat about her six month stint competing in Europe all leading up to the pinnacle of her European trip- contesting the highly regarded FEI World Breeding Championships at La Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.
“All of life is sentient, and all of life communicates all the time. We have separated ourselves from it. We deny it, but the capacity to hear is there as is the capacity to send. And so the thing becomes as an adult, then, to get back to that place, which is really about intuition.”
US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Robert (Bobby) Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe effective today, November 1, 2022.
My first memory as a tot growing up in Cleveland, Ohio was about my love for horses. I had a horse collection as a little girl and I would play all afternoon with them. They were numbered and named and I kept this very vital info in an index card box. I went out to the country twice a week to go riding and was a very happy, self-entertained kid whose world revolved around horses.
Mary Harper Hutchins, 90 years old, passed away suddenly Friday, October 14, 2022 at Alice Peck Day Hospital. She was born in New York City to Harold Harper, a partner at Harper and Matthews Law firm and Elizabeth (Roop) Harper, a reader for the Lighthouse for the Blind. Mary attended the Brearly School in NYC and went on to Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Mathematics.
Eventing at Randolph-Macon College continues to grow, attracting students to its central Virginia campus from across North America. This year’s pre-season team orientation welcomed 14 freshmen to the team, who’s total roster now boasts 30 active members hailing from as far away as California and Canada. In addition, Craig Barr has joined the program as the full-time eventing coach, bringing his extensive experience in eventing to the yellow jacket’s team.
“I love to travel. I’m very adventurous. And obviously, I love horses, so to travel and to ride, that’s a win-win for me.” Based in Bucyrus, Kansas, Julie Wolfert probably logs more miles per year on the road than most eventers, a notoriously itinerant bunch. Her most recent and arguably most courageous journey involved flying to East Asia to participate in the Mongol Derby this past summer.
His dad was a calf roper when Travis Atkinson was just a baby, but that didn’t have anything to do with how he got his start riding horses. When Atkinson was about 10 years old, his family left Pennsylvania for Utah and his dad started training Thoroughbreds for Atkinson’s brother-in-law. It was there that a fire was lit.