Jan 31, 2011

Area II Championship Locations Announced

Area II is pleased announced the sites for this year’s Area Championships. The Area II Council has decided to consolidate the Championships as much as possible. After receiving bids from a number of organizers, it was decided that the upper level Area Championships will be held at Plantation Field Horse Trials in September to coincide with its CIC competitions. The other Area Championship levels will be held as part of the October Virginia Horse Trials.

There will be differences between the regular horse trials and the Championship divisions in both show jumping and cross-country. For the upper levels at Plantation, the course will be of a championship nature and may include elements of the CIC. The area will be working with these organizers and USEA to make this year’s championships something special and hope that we will not disappoint anyone.

Put these dates down on your calendar:

Intermediate and Advanced – Plantation: September 16-18
Beginner Novice through Preliminary – Virginia Horse Trials: October 28-30.

Regarding qualifications, the complete set of qualification rules can be found on the Area 2 website
http://www.usea2.net/component/docman/doc_download/24-area-championships-policy

As a reminder we changed the qualifying periods last year to ensure that every ride at a horse trial would count toward qualifications in at least one year. Thus the policy is now “from the closing date of the previously run Championship of a given level to the closing date of the current year's Championship at the same level."

This means the qualifying period’s are as follows:

BN 8/5/10 - 10/11/11
N 10/13/10- 10/11/11
T 10/13/10- 10/11/11
P 8/18/10- 10/11/11
I 8/18/10- 8/30/11
A 8/18/10- 8/30/11

May 22, 2024 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Trish Gilbert (1941-2024)

The USEA is saddened to share the news of the passing of USEA Hall of Fame member Trish Gilbert at the age of 83. Gilbert was one of the first women to break the barriers facing women competing in the sport of eventing. She had considerable success in the early years of eventing amongst non-military competitors. Gilbert held many titles throughout her years of involvement in the sport; team selector, young rider chairman, event director, licensed eventing official, and more.

May 22, 2024 Instructors

The Importance of Foot Work for Eventing Horses

Why do some horses and riders always seem to find their balance and their feet when the unexpected happens? The answer may lie in the time-tested practice of gymnastic exercises. Every rider, every horse, at every level can benefit from the use of ground poles, cavalletti, and gymnastic exercises over small fences. This article is aimed at improving the balance and stability of both horse and rider. Improved balance and stability not only contribute to better show jumping and cross-country jumping, but are the foundations of more secure and safer riding.

May 21, 2024 Eventing News

USEA Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2025 EA21 Program

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that coach applications are now being accepted for the 2025 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21). One additional coach will be selected and hired for a three-year term for the EA21 program, teaching one two-day summertime regional clinic annually throughout the term.

May 21, 2024 Eventing News

Now On Course: Laury Marshall and Finley Have Learned The Sport Together

Sometimes, a kind word is all it takes to make someone’s day, says Laury Marshall. Marshall and Finley, her 17-hand Thoroughbred mare, had just finished their dressage test at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds. They’d performed solidly, good for a 36.4 and middle-of-the-pack standing in the Beginner Novice Rider championship division at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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