The U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors (BOG) recently approved a change to the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) levels.
In 2021, the ECP, then known as the Instructors Certification Program, changed levels to align with FEI competition levels. Since then, the ECP Committee has learned that having certification levels that included more than one competition level was making it difficult for coaches to achieve eligibility to obtain certification at Level I and II due to the requirement that a coach have at least three students competing at the top level of certification.
The 2023 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France, will be held on Oct. 19-22, and the USEA is already counting down the days until competition starts. Again, two divisions will be offered at the event with 6-year-olds competing in the CCI2*-L and 7-year-olds competing in the CCI3*-L division. Since 2015, the USEA has awarded the annual Holekamp/Turner Grant, which provides significant funds to one eligible USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competitor per year to represent the United States in the 7-year-old championship at Mondial du Lion.
Being a successful eventer involves so much more than riding the three phases of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Joan Simmons, a founding member of what is now the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) and a Level III USEA ECP Certified Coach, shared her thoughts about how, more than riding, horsemanship is the foundation of a successful eventing partnership.
Nina and Tim Gardner are longtime supporters of the sport of eventing. The couple has participated in the sport as owners, volunteers, and breeders for more than 25 years, receiving the highest honor awarded in eventing in the U.S. when they were inducted into the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame in 2018. Anyone who has had the opportunity to talk to the couple will know that Tim gives all of the credit to Nina for cementing their legacy within the community.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is happy to announce that long-time partner American Regent Animal Health, makers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will continue their support of the USEA in 2023. Adequan® will return as “The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA,” the Title Sponsor of the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final and a Contributing Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC). The $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final will take place during the 2023 AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, this Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
In February 2023, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) announced a new pathway for the Future Event Horse (FEH) program. The Young Horse Show Series (YHS) has taken over the FEH program, and will run classes under the YHS umbrella during the 2023 competition season. USEA members that are interested in gaining exposure for their young horses are encouraged to participate in YHS events this year.
Putting 70-plus eventing coaches and instructors in a room and asking them to share their opinions and experiences could be considered the definition of organized chaos. But at the 2022 and 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Educational Symposiums, the resulting thoughtful and creative discussion has become a popular educational segment of the symposium, the fruits of which will be helpful to coaches and students alike.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce that Capital Square will be extending their partnership as the “Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA” for 2023. Capital Square will support the following USEA programs and events through their partnership: “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” “Bronze Sponsor of the Young Event Horse Series,” “Bronze Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention,” and the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Adult Amateur of the Year Leaderboard.”
Now that entries are officially closed for the 2023 edition of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, it's time to take a look at the star-studded field that will be contesting the first of two U.S. CCI5*-L events this year. While big-name athletes like current World Champion, Yasmin Ingham, and U.S. fan-favorite, Boyd Martin, may be the initial draw for some eventing enthusiasts, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is eager to watch the impressive 11 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates compete for top honors in the 5-star division.
The United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) Area V of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas kicked off its 2023 season of USEA-recognized horse trials with the Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. in Tyler, Texas, on March 24-26. Several area riders returned home after spending the winter in other eventing hubs. These riders are making an impact on the national stage and showcasing the dedication Area V has to the sport of eventing, as well as the camaraderie among its riders.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is grateful for The Jockey Club’s continued support of the Association and its programs in 2023. The Jockey Club has renewed their partnership with the USEA as a “Silver Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC)” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the Young Event Horse (YEH) Series.” Through this partnership, The Jockey Club will award coolers, ribbons and prize money to the overall T.I.P Champions and Reserve Champions in all 23 divisions at the AEC and to the T.I.P. winners in each age group at the 2023 YEH East and West Coast Championships.