Emily Daily

May 26, 2024

How Foxhunting Paved Melanie Smith’s Path Up the Levels of Eventing

“I always say that my secret weapon out competing is bad weather and bad footing,” said Melanie Smith. Though the Georgia-based rider is a competitor by nature, having completed three 50K Ultramarathons, it was a non-competitive sport that made the most profound impact on where she is today. Decades of foxhunting taught her to trust her horse, fine-tune her cross-country skills, and navigate tricky conditions.

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May 19, 2024 Eventing News

From Kalispell to Kentucky: A Trip East Proves Fruitful for Jen Moody

For eventer Jen Moody, the trek from Montana to compete at this year’s Defender Kentucky Cosequin Lexington CCI4*S was a long, chilly journey, but she had big goals for her kind-hearted Thoroughbred, Eye Of The Storm. With her 4-year-old daughter, Valkyrie, and longtime friend and supporter, Sarah Broussard, by her side, the journey to the Bluegrass State—and beyond—exceeded her expectations.

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May 10, 2024 Eventing News

Connemara Wil’Ya Love Me's Seen Waskiewicz Through All of Life's Ups and Downs

For Maryland eventer Courtney Waskiewicz, a bond formed with a talented, yet quirky, palomino Connemara pony more than two decades ago shaped her career as a horsewoman. Together, she and Wil’Ya Love Me (better known as “Willy”) learned to trust one another, even when the odds were stacked against them.

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Apr 17, 2024 Profile

The VIP Volunteer: Debra Sue Waters

Since the mid-’80s, lifelong horsewoman and professional artist Debra Sue Waters has devoted countless hours to the sport of eventing, and last year topped the rankings of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in Area V. Assisting behind the scenes at an event just comes naturally to the Millsap, Texas, resident.

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Dec 23, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Day 20 . . . through Christmas

Here are the last few additions to this year’s Eventing Advent Calendar…hope everyone has a safe, restful, and joyous holiday!

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Dec 20, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Days 17, 18, and 19

Three quick, simple, but awesome little gifts today…consider it the Easy Mac day of this Advent Calendar. USEA Area Annual Meetings, darling ponies, and a horsemanship wishlist from a top eventer are the topics of the day.

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Dec 17, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Day 16

Can you believe we only have a little more than a week before Christmas? Yikes. What happened to 2010? Although, with the sudden unexpected dumping of several inches of snow in our area today, the shimmering landscape is a bit more holiday-esque…rather than the permafrost, rock-hard “blah” we’ve had for weeks.

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Dec 16, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Day 13, 14, and 15

Well, somehow I missed out on a few more days of the advent calendar on the final days of the Convention…oops! Sorry about that – here are a few little tidbits to brighten your day…

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Dec 14, 2010 Convention

Eventing Advent Caledar: Days 9, 10, 11, and 12

I apologize for the delay in posting this week’s advent calendar “gifts” – with sole concentration on the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, this little project was moved to the backburner. Rest assured, we have hours upon hours of video coverage for you all to enjoy, and will be posting these throughout the next several days, so be sure to check back.

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Dec 10, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Day 8

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is always a homecoming of sorts for eventers across the country, and this year is proving to be no exception. USEA members from coast to coast gather together for a weekend free of daily horsey commitments to revel in brainstorming sessions, memories, and a chance to chitchat and catch up with friends.

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Dec 08, 2010 Editorial

Eventing Advent Calendar: Day 7

The USEA crew has just arrived in Phoenix for the Annual Meeting & Convention, and let me tell you, this hotel is fantastic! I think the Convention attendees are going to absolutely love it. And of course, for those of you who weren’t able to attend the Meeting this year, we’ll be bringing you plenty of meeting coverage, photos, videos, and interviews throughout the weekend.

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