Are you an Adult Rider interested in setting new competitions goals for 2024? Would you like the opportunity to compete in a team environment and meet new friends with similar life experiences? Consider competing in a USEA Adult Team Challenge this year! Start building team camaraderie and get valuable competition experience at your Area’s Adult Team Challenges and consider setting your sights on the pinnacle competition of the year, the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC).
Did you know that in 2023 there were 2,535 members of the USEA Adult Rider Program? The USEA Adult Rider Program is for all adults, amateur or professional, 22 years and older. The program’s goal is to increase adult rider participation in eventing as both riders and volunteers. It aims to do so by including adults across all skill and experience levels in a supportive program that promotes education, volunteerism, friendly competition, recognition, and just plain fun.
My story of me and horses started in 2016 when was 5, and I was diagnosed with leukemia. During treatment there were many times when my immunity would be so low that I would be quarantined away from my friends and couldn’t go to school to avoid getting sick. A common cold could have been really bad for me, and many times I was so sick I didn’t want to get out of my bed.
Members of the United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) Adult Rider Program are invited to a five-star experience at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2023 by joining Derek di Grazia on a walk of the CCI5*-L cross-country course he’s designed. The USEA-hosted event will take place at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 27.
Are you an Adult Rider interested in competing in the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds, this Aug. 29–Sept. 3, 2023, at the Kentucky Horse Park? Start building team camaraderie and get valuable competition experience at your Area’s Adult Team Challenges!
Did you know that the USEA Foundation currently administers 15 grants and scholarships designed to help event riders reach their goals? From funds used to assist juniors have access to additional training to aiding up-and-coming riders fund international competition to helping adult amateurs gain education, the current grant opportunities offered by the USEA Foundation has something for almost everyone.
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.
In the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) and the Adult Team Championships (ATC) last fall, the USEA Adult Rider Coordinators came together to develop a unique opportunity for their fellow Adult Riders. The Virtual ATC Challenge was held instead to provide Adult Riders with a chance to compete against their peers from around the country.
The USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) is a goal that Adult Riders across the country spend their whole year working towards, training hard and competing alongside their fellow Adult Riders for the chance to represent their Area on the national stage at the ATC, held in conjunction with the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC).
Adult Rider Committee co-chairs Donna Bottner and Dawn Robbins led the Adult Rider Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. The 10 Area Adult Rider Coordinators introduce themselves and explain a bit about each Area's program. Then, Daniel Stewart talks about the Equestrian Athlete Camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the benefits of the program. Finally, Bottner and Robbins open the floor for amateur and adult riders in the audience to bring forward questions and concerns for discussion.
The Go Getters did exactly that in the Beginner Novice Adult Team Championship (ATC) at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The Go Getters, from Area III, finished on a cumulative score of 100.0.