Forty-six horse-and-rider combinations representing five countries were presented to and accepted by the ground jury of Christian Landolt (SUI) and Jo Young (CAN) and FEI Veterinary Delegate Karen Nyrop (USA) this afternoon in the first horse inspection for the CICO3* at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan.
Of the five nations represented this weekend, three are fielding teams in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup: Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Australia and Switzerland are also being represented this weekend by individual competitors. Crimson, ridden by Shelby Brost for Canada, and Tight Lines, ridden by Will Coleman for the U.S., were both sent to the hold box but passed upon reinspection.
Dressage will kick off bright and early tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. with Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac first down the centerline. In the meantime, take a look at the USEA’s Fast Facts and check out the gallery from today’s horse inspection. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the USEA website and social media all weekend for coverage from the Great Meadow International FEI Eventing Nations Cup!
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.
The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.