May 22, 2024

The Importance of Foot Work for Eventing Horses

Why do some horses and riders always seem to find their balance and their feet when the unexpected happens? The answer may lie in the time-tested practice of gymnastic exercises. Every rider, every horse, at every level can benefit from the use of ground poles, cavalletti, and gymnastic exercises over small fences. This article is aimed at improving the balance and stability of both horse and rider. Improved balance and stability not only contribute to better show jumping and cross-country jumping, but are the foundations of more secure and safer riding.

read more →
May 14, 2024 Educational Activities

Sleeping Fox Farm Eventing to Host Phillip Dutton Clinic at Leg Up Farm

Sleeping Fox Farm Eventing is honored to host three-time Olympic medalist Phillip Dutton (USA) for a two-day clinic at Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania. The event will take place June 1-2, and will start at 8:00 a.m. each day.

read more →
Apr 29, 2024 Education

Fieldwork for Eventers

One of the important concepts that event riders of all levels should understand, and practice is how the dressage flatwork carries over into the show jumping and cross-country phases. Don’t forget, the word dressage, translated from French, literally means training.

read more →
Apr 16, 2024 Education

Tips to Keep Eventing Competition Management Happy

Have you thanked your competition management team lately? Here’s your spring season reminder to do just that! Whether you’ll be debuting in the Starter division or cruising around at Advanced, competition management has a lot of moving parts to manage that will ensure a great experience for you and your horse. Keep your competition management team happy and help support the future of eventing with these quick tips from STRIDER.

read more →
Apr 15, 2024 Education

Calling All Commentators: Join John Kyle at the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event

Do you want to break into the world of providing eventing commentary at events or brush up on your already-acquired skills? Legendary equestrian commentator John Kyle, who has been "the voice" of the Kentucky Three-Day Event live stream since 2014, has provided commentary for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and is contracted to provide his services during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, and so much more.

read more →
Apr 11, 2024 Education

Understanding the Way Adults Like to Learn, Both In and Out of the Saddle

What started as an opportunity to gain feedback from participants in an Adult Rider Camp, turned into something so much more and USEA Area VI Adult Rider Coordinator Sharl Talan is eager to share all that she gleaned from the experience with coaches and adult riders across the country.

read more →
Apr 10, 2024 Classic Series

Qualification Reminders for the 2024 Classic Three-Day Series

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is gearing up for another exciting year of Classic Series competition, which means it is the perfect time to review the qualification requirements for participation in these nostalgic events. In 2023, the Classic Three-Day Event Task Force successfully updated the qualification requirements for competing in all levels of the Classic Series to allow more members to experience the thrill of the chase. Keep reading if you are interested in entering one of seven Classic Three-Days offered across the country this year!

read more →
Apr 05, 2024 Profile

Gretchen Butts and Waredaca Celebrate 20 Years of the Classic Three-Day

Gretchen Butts grew up in the long-format era of eventing in the 1970s, completing the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2003 and 2004 and finishing one of the last long-format Burghley Horse Trials (England) in 2004 on her beloved Zydeco.

read more →
Apr 02, 2024 Education

Pressure Proof Tip: Letting Down and Living Up

One of the best thing about our sport is that we all get to share it with the people who mean the most to us. Our friends and family have an open-ended invitation to watch our classes, clinics, and competitions; and our trainers, grooms, horse owners, and barn-mates are permanent fixtures at our most meaningful and memorable events.

read more →
Mar 30, 2024 Instructors

Observing an ECP Workshop and Gaining Some Inspiration

For the past couple of years I’ve been moving through a confusing and disconcerting season of my career. I’ve spent my whole life fit (unless injured) and extremely active competing and training horses. A couple of years ago that all started to change with the slow onset of an illness that has taken away a lot of my ability to compete or ride at any level effectively.

read more →
Mar 29, 2024 Education

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Teagan Van't Jordenshof

It’s a while since we’ve engaged so it’s possibly a good time to press the "refresh" button! As the title suggests, good conformation can assist good soundness and, therefore, good longevity which is obviously in the best interests of both equine and human partners.

read more →

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

Official Horse Boot of the USEA