Claire Kelley

Mar 19, 2019

The Origin of Steeplechase

The first record of a steeplechase race was in Ireland in 1752. The race, which was between Cornelius O’Callaghan and Edmund Blake, started at St. John’s Church and ended at St. Mary’s Church (around 4.5 miles total) in County Cork, Ireland. After that race, steeplechase was born.

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Mar 15, 2019 Young Event Horse

Riding the Perfect Warm-up with Clasing Equestrian

The warm-up is where riders spend the most time in the tack during an event. With a mixture of nervous horses, riders, parents, and coaches, the warm-up area can be chaotic. Whether it’s a horse’s first recognized horse trial or at a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competition, the Clasings’ have found a tried-and-true warm-up routine for young horses.

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Mar 12, 2019 Volunteers

Inside the Life of a VIP: Vicki Reynolds, the 2018 Volunteer of the Year

A life filled with horses, racing motocross, competitive rowing, and volunteering, Vicki Reynolds has stayed on the go. Reynolds was able to clock in 330 volunteer hours and 35 minutes to secure the 2018 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.

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Mar 05, 2019 Committees

Breaking Down the Basics of USEA Committees

Since 1959 the United States Eventing Association (USEA) has held 10 core values. Each core value acting as a staple that binds the nonprofit organization together, education could be described as the centerfold staple.

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Mar 04, 2019 Association News

USEA Horse of the Month: Danito

Congratulations to Danito, the March 2019 USEA Horse of the Month! Owned by Ruth Bley and ridden by Tamra Smith, Danito is a 10-year-old Hanoverian chestnut gelding (Dancier x Wie Musik).

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Feb 18, 2019 Instructors

Top 12 Quotes from Maxime Livio on Day One of the 2019 ICP Symposium

“Tick tack, tick tack, this is the music of the trot.” Horses danced to music in the sandbox as they learned new methods of dressage training and movements from top French eventer, Maxime Livio. Livio brought a French twist to Florida for the first day of the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) Educational Symposium. Hosted at The Grand Oaks Resort, attendees sat under the shade with the backdrop of vibrant green grass, palm trees, and horse drawn carriages, all while listening to Livio share his expertise on dressage.

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Feb 12, 2019 Series + Championships

Practice Eventing at a 2019 New Event Horse Competition

Practice makes perfect, and an easy way to practice eventing is at a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition! Designed as an introduction to the sport of eventing, the USEA New Event Horse Series classes have two phases: the dressage phase and the jumping test.

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Feb 06, 2019 Instructors

Announcing the Schedule for the 2019 USEA Educational Symposium

Seven clinicians, six levels, five components to a five-star horse, four days long, three USEA programs, two weeks until it starts, and one Frenchman – don’t miss out on the biggest educational event of the year: the 2019 USEA Educational Symposium on February 18-21 at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida.

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Feb 04, 2019 Association News

USEA Horse of the Month: Eluca

Congratulations to Eluca, the February 2019 USEA Horse of the Month! Owned by Deirdre Stoker Vailancourt, Eluca is a 10-year-old KWPN gelding sired by Negro and out of Fabiola.

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Feb 01, 2019 Classic Series

Finding the Fultons: How One Three-Day Event Shaped their Strides to Advanced

To every little girl who wants to jump high and go fast, learn from the Fulton sisters, who have turned their childhood dreams into reality. Now both Advanced level riders, the early stages of their eventing careers started with competing in the Hylofit USEA Classic Series.

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Jan 28, 2019 Intercollegiate

Watch for FSU’s Seminole Spirit at the 2019 Intercollegiate Championships

Bringing the southern charm to intercollegiate eventing, the Florida State University (FSU) Eventing team has their sights set on making their championship debut at the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, May 18-19 at the Chattahoochee Hill Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia.

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