Jun 30, 2020

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Flagmount’s Scandal

“This is a lovely quality sort showing very good Thoroughbred refinement,” observed Chris Ryan of this 18-month old Irish Sport Horse/Thoroughbred gelding. “He is showing a good stance, though the off-hind could be slightly forward. It cannot be overstated that a photograph well taken like this helps hugely in the promotion of the horse."

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Jun 30, 2020 Association News

The Chronicle of the Horse Renews Sponsorship of the 2020 AEC and ATC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that The Chronicle of the Horse will join again this year as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) and the 2020 USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC). As a Bronze Level Sponsor, The Chronicle of the Horse will generously provide every AEC division winner with a one-year print subscription to their magazine.

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Jun 29, 2020 Classic Series

How to Show Jump Clear at a Long Format Event with Doug Payne

In 2019, Doug Payne completed eight CCI*-L events on four different horses, and every time he jumped clear in the show jumping. This fault-free record resulted in a fifth-place finish with Vandiver at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L, a team gold medal and individual fourth-place finish with Starr Witness at the 2019 Pan American Games CCI3*-L, a second-place finish with Baymax at Virginia Horse Trials CCI2*-L, and a win with Starr Witness at Jersey Fresh International CCI3*-L.

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Jun 27, 2020 AEC

60 Days Away! The History of AEC Through Numbers

The very first USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) was held 16 years ago in 2004. A total of 413 starters competed in the first AEC and since then, it has become the pinnacle for eventing in the U.S. This year’s AEC will be held in two months on August 25 – August 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Jun 25, 2020 AEC

USEA Offering Open Modified Division at 2020 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors previously authorized a full Modified level to be offered at the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The intent was to help create interest in the new level for competitors and AEC qualifying competitions. Since that decision, the organizing team has been working to install a full Modified course at the AEC in 2020. Initially the focus was to create a Modified Rider division, and then to expand the division offerings in future years as more qualifying competitions were made available across the country. However, the USEA has been receiving a substantial number of requests to open up the Modified level at the 2020 AEC.

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Jun 23, 2020 AEC

Place an Advertisement in the 2020 USEA AEC Event Program

It's been a strange spring season to say the least, but with competitions resuming all around the country, it's time to begin thinking about the future again! The 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) are little more than two months away and are taking place again this year at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 25 – August 30.

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Jun 23, 2020 Young Event Horse

Request For Expressions of Interest: The 2020 YEH East Coast Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is now accepting expressions of interest to host The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships in 2020. The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC) announced that the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will be postponed until 2021, which will now also impact the YEH Championships. While the FHOC is eager to continue to host The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH Championships in 2021, the USEA is now in need of a 2020 venue for the East Coast.

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May 29, 2020 AEC

USEA Approves New Qualification Period for 2020 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.

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May 27, 2020 Young Event Horse

The Race to Le Lion: Riders Share Their Excitement

Since 2015, the Holekamp/Turner Grant has awarded significant funds each year that enable a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduate the opportunity to represent the United States in the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L at Mondial du Lion in France. This year, the Championships will be held on October 15-18, 2020 in Le Lion d ’Angers, France.

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May 23, 2020 Classic Series

Memories from the Vet Box with Stephen Bradley

In 1993, Stephen Bradley had something to prove. It was the year after the Barcelona Olympic Games where Bradley had two unexpected refusals at the water complex. “It was very disappointing and a huge learning curve for me,” said Bradley. Little did he know, his path to redemption would result in winning the Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) – a victory so great that only two Americans have achieved: Bruce Davidson Sr. in 1974 and Bradley in 1993.

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May 20, 2020 Education

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Merrieworld Quintessa

“This horse lacks the refinement you’d generally see in the upper level event horse,” Chris Ryan first observed of this 5-year-old Morgan mare. “This is more of what I’d consider a pleasure type. Remember, conformation does not rely on breed type but is a straight study of physique.”

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