Dec 30, 2018

A Year in Pictures: Top 'Grams of 2018

By USEA
#TopNine2018

Oh, what a year it has been! In 2018, USEA membership was at a record high with over 12,895 registered USEA members, and the 235 recognized events around the country received over 42,000 entries. The USEA traveled across the country, covering events all the way from the Maryland Horse Trials Beginner Novice Three-Day Event all the way to the Tryon 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, capturing the heart and soul of eventing along the way. As we head into a new year, we invite you to look back on some of the highlights of 2018 and celebrate another year of eventing with the top 15 moments of 2018 from the USEA Instagram!

15. Like grandfather, like granddaughter!

14. Alexandra Baugh and Ballingowan Pizzaz the NAYC CICOY2* led wire-to-wire to take home the individual gold medal.

13. Captain Mark Phillips' FEI World Equestrian Games cross-country course contained some truly impressive cross-country fences.

12. Not even a little (or a lot) of rain could dampen Lynn Symansky and Donner's spirits at the FEI World Equestrian Games final horse inspection.

11. Charlotte the Eventing Clydesdale and Cortney McDaniel rocking around the Novice Three-Day at Rebecca Farm.

10. Phillip Dutton and Z putting in a clear round for Team USA at the FEI World Equestrian Games.

9. Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border making Morven Park's famous leaf pit look like child's play.

8. That time we all almost washed away in #HurricaneFlorence at #Tryon2018.

7. Mr. Medicott taking his final bow at his retirement ceremony at Rebecca Farm.

6. Jonelle Price and Classic Moet winning the Badminton Horse Trials CCI4*.

5. Lauren Kieffer and Paramount Importance showing perfect form on cross-country at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event.

4. This gem from the USEA's photo archive.

3. That gallop, though!

2. Tight Lines' second appearance in the USEA Instagram's top three, feeling just a bit feisty with Will Coleman at the LRK3DE first horse inspection.

1. And last but not least, Lynn Symansky and everyone's favorite deer bringing home a double-clear round at the FEI World Equestrian Games.

We are looking forward to sharing another year of great memories with you, and we're sure that 2019 will be filled with many more moments just like these! Don't miss a moment of the action; follow the USEA on Instagram @useventing!

May 13, 2021 Sponsor

FITS Returns to Sponsor AEC, ATC, Intercollegiate, and Classic Series

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

May 13, 2021 Classic Series

Memories from the Vet Box with Kerry Millikin

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.

May 12, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Announces $300,000 Prize Money for Inaugural Event

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.

May 12, 2021 Education

Pre-Purchase Examination 101: With Dr. Shauna Spurlock

You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?

Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.

So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?

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