In addition to naming Beezie Madden as the International Equestrian of the year and Nick Haness the National Equestrian of the year, several eventers were honored at the USEF Pegasus Awards on Friday, January 10, 2020 and the Horse of the Year Awards on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the long format event alive for Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. For some, riding in a Classic Series event is the highlight of their competitive season and completing a long format event at any level is quite the achievement.
Three Lakes Horse Trials hosts two events each February at Caudle Ranch in Groveland, Florida (Area III) offering Beginner Novice through Intermediate/Preliminary levels.
We’ve reached the end of another year – the 60th year that the USEA has been in existence. The USEA was hard at work this year bringing you all sorts of educational content and important news and we wanted to take a moment to look back on the more than 850 articles published by the Association.
Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California (Area VI) hosts four events yearly offering a multitude of levels. In March, Twin Rivers offers Intro through Advanced levels. In April, they host their spring CCI offering CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Beginner Novice through Advanced, and FEH and YEH classes. At their summer horse trials in July, they offer Intro through Advanced and FEH and YEH classes. Finally, at their fall event in September, they offer CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, Intro through Advanced, and FEH and YEH classes.
The final Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards of the year were presented to two riders at the Full Moon Farm Horse Trials in Finksburg, Maryland on November 9-10, 2019. Sydney Schultz was the recipient of the Junior Award and Jennifer Jacobs received the Adult Amateur award for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
Silverwood Farm in Camp Lake, Wisconsin (Area IV) hosts three USEA recognized events each year in June, July, and August, offering Starter through Preliminary/Training levels. Silverwood Farm is a year-round boarding and training facility and also hosts pure dressage shows throughout the year.
Jeff Newman, President and CEO of the Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill, gave a presentation at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention about the progress that has taken place at Fair Hill towards preparing the facility to host the five-star next October. The Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 15-18, 2020.
Newly minted USEA President Max Corcoran opened the final Board of Governors meeting of the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Boston, Massachusetts by sharing her enthusiasm for her new position.