Amateurs who own horses and compete in Dressage, Show Jumping and/or Eventing are invited to participate in a research study involving a short, 10 minute online survey. This study is being conducted by Michael Willham from Otterbein University to discover behavioral patterns with new market media trends in the horse industry, specifically the advertising considerations of buying and selling sporthorses.
Michael is not just a researcher, he is also a Preliminary/1* level Eventer and USDF Bronze Medalist. Michael also competes with the University of Otterbein's Eventing Team. He is combining his passion for horses with his marketing studies in order to create the first known study on Sporthorse marketing.
To partake in this study, follow the link to complete a ten minute online survey. Enter the drawing at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of four $25 SmartPak gift cards! Your answers in this study as well as your identity will remain confidential. Your participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time.
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.