The 2022 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention will be a special year celebrating eventing in the historical city of Savannah, Georgia. Taking place December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel, the USEA will also be celebrating the 8th Eventing Hall of Fame in true southern style.
Join USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown as she chats with technical delegate, judge, steward, instructor, USEA committee and task-force member, and all-around eventing extraordinaire Gretchen Butts about the proper preparations to set you up for success when aiming for a USEA Classic Series event.
The first USEA Classic Series competition of the year kicked off on June 3, 2022, at the IEA Horse Trials in Edinburgh, Indiana. Offering both Novice and Training level divisions of the classic three-day format, the IEA Classic Series event is a staple in the midwestern eventing calendar since it hosted its first Classic Series event in 2009 at the Training level.
This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founding fathers, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.
The USEA Classic Series offers the long format of three-day eventing at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary level. It’s a fan favorite among adult amateur and junior members who want to experience the thrill of steeplechase but, it can also be beneficial to professionals as well.
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A USEA Classic Series Event is the perfect way to cap off a successful season. For a first-time classic-format competitor, the prospect of competing can be daunting. However, with a few pointers and tips, they can be easy to navigate.
At the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, the Adult Riders committee led an open forum featuring guest speakers Asia Vedder and Dr. Kevin Keane, both busy and active eventers. Throughout the forum, Vedder and Keane answer several questions on juggling work, life, and eventing to help fellow adult riders find creative ways to make all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
Lovers of the USEA Classic Series gathered together at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention for an open forum, hosted by Waredaca’s Event Organizer and Chair of the USEA Classic Three-Day Task Force, Gretchen Butts. Butts opened up the session with a mission in mind: to facilitate an open conversation surrounding the long format and how to preserve it's role as an educational competition and long-term goal for eventers across the country.
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Experience the long format of three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series Event! The USEA is pleased to announce that the 2022 Classic Series calendar is now available. This year there will be 20 Classic Series divisions offered at Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels. While the majority of the Classic Series events take place in the fall, the first one on the 2022 calendar is in Area VIII at the Indiana Eventing Association on June 3-5, 2022.