As 2021 draws to a close, the USEA will begin looking back on highlights throughout the year. Today, we are reflecting on some of the year's biggest moments in eventing with a look at our top 10 highest performing posts on Instagram from 2021. Which of these memories was your favorite?
10) Champagne showers with Boyd Martin after the Maryland 5 Star
9) Mai Baum was ready for cross-country after dressage
8) Horses of all varieties were on show at the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds
7) We do love a good save!
6) The world was ready to see Team USA ride at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
5) The USEA highlighted the grooms of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in this Instagram post and an edition of the USEA Podcast!
4) The world celebrated a $500 Thoroughbred at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
3) One horse always has to show off a little extra in the jog
2) Boyd Martin made history at the Maryland 5 Star
1) Horses? Kites? Both! Our FEH East Coast Yearling Division brought a little extra spice to the FEH East Coast Championships this year.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.