Katie Crowley didn’t have intentions of breeding horses, but when her Hosteiner mare Travita proved to have a bit too much fire to handle, it was suggested that breeding her might settle her some.
Following the exciting announcement on the addition of Starter divisions to the 2024 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, the United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) and its organizing partners at Stable View are proud to announce the addition of the Starter level to the USEA Intercollegiate & Interscholastic Eventing Championships as well.
The little gray Connemara cross gelding Delilah’s Boy has made quite a big name for himself in eventing. Since starting his eventing career in 2019, the now 13-year-old pony has celebrated 11 wins and countless top-3 finishes at the Novice and Beginner Novice levels, including a win at the U.S. Pony Club Championships in 2019 with former owner/rider Macie Sykes. It was his fabulous 2023 season, however, that earned Delilah’s Boy the title of the 2023 SmartPak USEA Pony of the Year with young rider Kendal Fansler of Clarksville, Maryland, in the irons.
Liz Halliday admits she’s not one to spend too much time in the past, but after a very “transitional” 2023, she’s taken the time to reflect on the changes in her life and the amazing horse power she has in her barn. Halliday topped the USEA leaderboard’s 2023 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year standings with results on 13 different horses from Novice to the CCI5*-L level.
The spring semester has officially begun at many colleges and universities across the U.S., which means it is time to kick off the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program’s competition season! As collegiate athletes start making plans for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, which will be hosted alongside the inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League Championship at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, many will be venturing to their local horse trials to brush off the dust and prepare for this epic capstone event.
It was 2017, and Christa Schmidt found herself in the market for a nice Preliminary/one-star horse to help her make some of her amateur aspirations come true when Karen O’Connor told her about a Holsteiner gelding by the name of Capitol H I M (Con Air x O-Heraldika).
Aiken, SC. December 21, 2023 - In addition to hosting the USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships at the Charity Horse Trials May 4th-5th, Stable View will also be hosting an Alumni Challenge.
The USEA is proud to look back on another fantastic competition season for our Collegiate members. In 2023, the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program completed another successful Intercollegiate Eventing Championship, this time at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, and year-end champions were crowned in all but the Advanced level. As we look towards 2024, the USEA celebrates these bright young riders!
When Georgia native Ivie Cullen-Dean graduated from high school, she decided a change of zip code was in order to kick start her college career. The University of Kentucky in Lexington was calling her name, and the young eventer, who had previously competed at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in 2017, decided that joining the UK Intercollegiate Eventing Team would be a great way to meet like-minded individuals in her new home.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The 2023 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships may have come and gone already, but many Intercollegiate members have their sights set on the next championship of the year: the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! The USEA caught up with members from the Auburn University, Transylvania University, University of Findlay, University of Georgia, and University of Kentucky teams to chat about their plans for the 2023 AEC coming up on August 29 through September 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park.