Feb 02, 2023

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

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Jan 22, 2023 Eventing News

Planning for the Season Ahead

It’s a new year and the 2023 eventing season is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about what competitions goals you have for you and your horse(s), and what path you should take to achieve them.

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Jan 16, 2023 Eventing News

USEA Podcast #326: Tamie Smith Answers YOUR Questions

What does the year hold in store for Tamie Smith? Is there a trip abroad on her radar? What is Mai Baum's backstory and what will he be aiming for this season? Tamie Smith answers all of your burning questions in a Q&A session with USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown in this week's episode!

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Jan 10, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Jean Horst Gore

Jean Horst Gore, age 87, passed on January 8th, 2023. Gore was a lifetime equestrian born into a family that was not "horsey." She competed in the hunter ring, fox hunted with Elkridge Harford, and evented. Gore has been heavily involved with the sport of eventing, competing in her first event in the early 1970s. She competed at the Preliminary level in the ‘80s and ‘90s on the horses Choreographer, High Design, and Run Around Sue. Gore last competed with Faith, Choreographer’s daughter, at the Novice and Beginner Novice levels for 14 years until 2018. In 2012, Gore and High Design joined the USDF Century Club. In 2015, she was awarded a USEA Vintage Cup.

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Dec 19, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Modifications to the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar for Area VI

Following a review of Area VI community feedback, modifications to the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar were recommended by the Eventing Strategic Calendar Task Force to the Eventing Sport Committee, who in turn recommended the modifications to an Ad Hoc of the Board of Directors. Due to hardships demonstrated for qualification under the current structure and criteria, and to limit the travel to achieve those qualifications in the interest of horse welfare, the following modifications were approved to offer the best preparation for high-performance athlete and horses.

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Dec 19, 2022 Eventing News

USEA Podcast #324: What a Year it Has Been!

In this year-end review, USEA podcast host Nicole Brown chats with USEA CEO Rob Burk, former USEA President Max Corcoran, and Managing Director and Co-Founder of EquiRatings Diarm Byrne to talk about all things related to the 2022 eventing season. From the guests standout performances, to stories that pull at your heartstrings, and so much more, this is an episode you won't want to miss as we look back on the fabulous year for U.S. eventing at every level!

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Nov 29, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Bid Allocation for Week 10 of the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

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.

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Nov 15, 2022 USEA Foundation

Sophie Click Shares Her Experience as a Participant in the Galway Downs MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program

I was fortunate and grateful to be selected as one of the recipients of the Galway Downs Mars Bromont Rising Program Grant. My home base is Carnation, Washington, and I frequently travel to events outside Area VII, which is an ongoing logistical and financial challenge. The financial benefits of this grant were incredibly helpful, and of course most welcome, but the other benefits of the grant went far beyond the financial aspects. The amazing opportunity to spend time and learn from eventing legends such as Bettina Hoy, Peter Grey, and Marilyn Payne was incredibly beneficial to me at this point in my young professional career. I have a burning desire and hunger to continually receive diverse and high-level coaching experiences, in addition to my longstanding local team of coaches in the Northwest.

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Nov 04, 2022 USEA Foundation

Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) Awards Winter 2023 Ever So Sweet Scholarship to Micah Green

Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is pleased to announce the award of its Winter 2023 Ever So Sweet Scholarship to Micah Green, 23, of Jacksonville, FL. As the fourth recipient of the Ever So Sweet scholarship, Micah will receive fully-paid training and mentorship from Sara Kozumplik at her winter base in Ocala, FL.

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Nov 01, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Robert Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe

US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Robert (Bobby) Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe effective today, November 1, 2022.

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Oct 28, 2022 USEA Foundation

Applications for the 2022 Wilton Fair International Rider Grant Open through November 20th

For 2022, the Wilton Fair Committee is inviting applications for the Wilton Fair International Rider Grant. New for 2022, a partial grant may be awarded to applicants that intend to compete overseas but who are unable to relocate overseas for an extended period. The full grant will be available to those willing and able to train overseas in accordance with grant specifications. Applicants are encouraged to submit their Declaration of Interest before November 20, 2022.

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