Memorial information for Ashley Stout, who died in a cross-country schooling accident on Thursday, has been released. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, Pa.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 867 Grays Woods Boulevard, State College, Pa. with the Reverend Charles M. Amershek, Jr. officiating. In honor of Ashley, all fellow riders are encouraged to wear formal competition attire (sans helmet) to the services.
The USEA Area II Young Rider program is promoting the use of the hashtag #ride4Ashley in her memory. Riders at the upcoming North American Youth Championships will be wearing lapel ribbons imprinted with #ride4Ashley and she will be remembered during the Welcome Ceremony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Area II Young Riders Program by visiting www.usea2.net/departments/young-riders.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College, Pa. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com
Born on January 15, 2006, in State College, Ashley was the daughter of Craig and Susan D. Moscone Stout of Port Matilda.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Alex C. Stout of Port Matilda, her paternal grandparents, Cyrus (deceased) & Kathleen Stout, of Scranton, Pa; maternal grandparents, Ken & Kitty Moscone, of Sarasota, Fla. In addition, Ashley has a paternal sibling, Ty Cerino of Wilmington, N.C., and many aunts & uncles she loved dearly; Jan Moscone, Kim and Jim Kramer, Kelly and Mike Radzicki, Chris and Tammy Stout, Charlie and Sarah Stout, Karen and Joe Beveridge, Brian and Kathy Noviskis, Kenny and Sheila Moscone, and too many cousins to list.
Ashley's full obituary is available here.
More information about Ashley's riding accomplishments can be found here.
Virginia Horse Center Eventing, presented by Capital Square, wrapped up on May 28 after a fun-filled weekend of top competition. The Virginia Horse Center welcomed riders of all levels from Olympic to beginner eventers.
The course updates and world class officials made the inaugural VHC Eventing memorable. The entire VHC Eventing management team and the Virginia Horse Center appreciate all who competed at this weekend's event, and we look forward to welcoming you back in November!
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The German Training Scale (GTS) is a system of evaluating and prioritizing the way of going of the horse in work and should be used to determine where you start your daily program. The Familiarization Phase of rhythm and relaxation are followed by the Developing of Propulsion Phase introducing connection and impulsion with straightness and collection in the Development of Carrying Power. The clearer the basics of rhythm, relaxation, and connection are established, the easier impulsion, straightness, and collection can be added.
The USEA Classic Series is going strong thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of event organizers who are committed to the thrill of long-format eventing. Dr. Christel Carlson, M.D. is one of the biggest champions of the program. A former competitor, she continues to contribute countless hours to the USEA as an organizer, judge (R), volunteer, and member of multiple committees. She is the owner of Spokane Sport Horse Farm in Spokane, Washington, which hosts two USEA recognized events each year. The facility’s fall event, which closes out the season in Area VII, includes Classic Three-Day divisions at the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels.