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.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Gina, owned by Corwin Sport Horses, LLC, is the likely recipient of the 2023 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. prize. Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) is a 7-year-old Hanoverian mare ridden by Chris Talley and was bred by Hartwig Von Holten in Germany.
At the August USEA Board of Governors meeting, a proposition was brought forth to officially recognize what is commonly referred to as “Starter level” as a USEA division. For many years now, Starter level has been offered as a test at USEA approved events. The decision to recognize the level officially would allow those competing in Starter level divisions to receive recognition on the USEA Leaderboards and to compete at the Starter level at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) in the future. The motion was approved to recognize this level, and the USEA staff have been hard at work preparing all of the rules, guidelines, and standards that will go along with this level’s recognition for the 2024 season.