Potential Eventing Applicants for the 2019 USEF NAYC,
Please be advised that the selection procedures have been approved and posted for the 2019 North American Youth Championships for eventing. Please click here to read the procedures in their entirety. The application is now available and the application deadline is March 1, 2019. The application can be accessed through the Athlete Dashboard found in your MY USEF Account or by going directly to https://athletes.usef.org.
There is a lot of information in this process so please read all of the documents carefully. The eventing portion of the 2019 USEF NAYC Junior and Young Rider Championships will be held July 25-28, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana.
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.