The USEA Board of Governors (BOG) concluded a productive two days of the August BOG meeting on Wednesday, August 9th in Dulles, Virginia led by USEA President Max Corcoran. All but four BOG members were able to attend in person this year. Many key items related to eventing in the U.S. were discussed at great length including safety, membership strategies, competition procedures, visibility of the sport, and more over the course of the two-day gathering.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is hiring an Advertising and Marketing Assistant, Coordinator, or Manager. Title dependent on experience. Please read on for details of the job.
Reddick, FL - The organizing committee of the Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T. is sad to report that No Limits, Oops a 16-year-old gelding ridden by Aline Briot in the Training Rider division experienced a fall at fence 17 on the cross-country course. The horse received immediate veterinary attention at the fence and was euthanized onsite. Aline Briot was uninjured in the fall.
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is known for its amazing shopping opportunities almost as much as it is for the spectacular competition taking place! The USEA will be returning on site this year at booth number 318 located on the hill just behind Rolex Stadium. With fan-favorite items and exclusive new gear thanks to our new partnership with Kerrits as the Official USEA Competition and Training Apparel, there will be a little something for every eventing enthusiast.
This week USEA Official Host Podcast Nicole Brown is joined by Julie Broadway, the president of the American Horse Council. The AHC is a bi-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. that covers federal legislative and regulatory issues and focuses on coalitions and education and a number of industry initiatives. It operates by consensus and is the voice for the equine industry. Learn more about how the AHC is relevant for eventers and keeping the equine industry thriving in the U.S.!
In an attempt to create a clear picture for consistent scoring amongst judges, the following clarification has been made by the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee regarding the 2022 USEF Novice Test B dressage test for eventing. This clarification is effective immediately.
Following the rollout of the new 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests, USEA Educational Collaborator Ride iQ spoke with international eventer and USEA 2020 Rider of the Year Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp, who played a large part in the development of the tests, to hear her perspective about the new tests and her experience developing them. Halliday-Sharp was a member of the committee who worked tirelessly to write tests that are efficient, flowing, and hopefully well-received by organizers and riders alike.
Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, presented the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her session, Payne discussed reasonings behind certain movements, updates for clarity that were being made (updated tests have since been published and may be reviewed here), and even shared video demonstrations of certain tests to help attendees get a better understanding of what to expect this competition season. Watch Payne's presentations from Convention below:
During the presentation of the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, changes were discussed to help further clarify the movement requirements in the tests. Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, worked with the USEF to clarify the language used within the movements, without substantive changes to the movements themselves.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown and USEA CEO Rob Burk celebrate 300 podcast episodes by taking a walk down memory lane from the last nine years of episode. Listen to clips of some of our favorite episodes over the year including the great guests of David O'Connor, Jim Wofford, Phillip Dutton, Oliver Townend, Sinead Maynard, and Ian Stark! Here's to 300 more episodes!