West Coast eventers experienced tremendous success in 2022. Tamie Smith recorded top-10 finishes at Badminton in England, at the FEI World Championships at Pratoni in Italy, and at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Helen Alliston won the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, and Tommy Greengard captured the USEA Intermediate Championship at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. James Alliston returned to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event for the first time since 2017 and finished third in the CCI4*-S.
Estimates indicate up to 60 percent of lameness in the horse is related to end-stage degenerative joint disease (DJD), also known as osteoarthritis (OA). DJD can influence performance and significantly impact any horse—from top competitors and weekend warriors to aging seniors.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce Standlee’s return as the “Official Forage of the USEA” for 2023. Standlee will also support the Association as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Horse of the Year Leaderboard,” a “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Series.”
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce that World Equestrian Brands will once again return as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Award” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship” for 2023. The company will provide a substantial prize valued at $500 to be presented to the winning USEA Rider of the Year at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 6-10, 2023. World Equestrian Brands will also give prizes to the top three winning teams at the conclusion of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TEIC) on May 27-28, 2023.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce the return of RevitaVet as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Young Rider Leaderboard” for 2023. The company will provide one RevitaVet system, a pair of hock savers and a poll cap for the USEA Young Rider of the Year, which will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 6-10, 2023.
Start your young horse’s competition season off on the right foot by participating in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program! The USEA established the YEH program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Mobility matters, so help keep your horse moving with healthy joints and smart healthcare. Lameness. A dreaded word. Uttering it means that your horse may be out of commission. Determining the cause can be challenging, which means treatment—and recovery—can be a long process.
Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.
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.
From proven arthritis medications to nutritional supplements, understanding the differences among joint product types can make a real difference in your horse’s long-term mobility. Just like horses are similar but different, so are equine joint products. They’re created in different ways, approved for different uses and monitored differently for safety and effectiveness. Choosing the product (or products) right for your horse can be complex. The decision depends on a number of factors, like the condition affecting your horse’s joints, your horse’s severity of lameness or degenerative joint disease (DJD), the type of work your horse does, and the list goes on.
It has been brought to the attention of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) that there have been issues with mail delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to the USEA office associated with the busy holiday season. There have been numerous reports by members of letters being sent to the USEA office which have not been received dating back to before the Thanksgiving holiday. We are working with the USPS to attempt to address and resolve this situation. If you have sent in physical mail to the USEA office with no response, we encourage you to contact the office at (703) 779-0440 or via email at [email protected] to verify its arrival.