Meagan DeLisle

May 17, 2022

Four U.S. Based Pairs Set Sights on Luhmühlen CCI5*-L

Five-star season is well underway and four U.S.-based pairs have turned their focus toward the CCI5*-L at the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials which takes place June 16-19 in Salzhausen, Germany. We caught up with each rider to get their thoughts on their decision to make the trek overseas and what they hope their horses glean from the experience.

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May 16, 2022 Competitions

Saying Goodbye to the Copper Meadows Horse Trials

After 22 years of hosting and organizing the Copper Meadows Horse Trials on the outskirts of Ramona, California, the Hoffos family has announced the official retirement of their recognized competitions on their 65-acre farm.

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May 13, 2022 Education

Seven Horsemanship Hacks that You Need to Know

Good horsemanship habits don't always have to be expensive. In fact, some of the best barn hacks don't even require a trip to the tack store. From buying sponges in the automobile section of your nearest superstore to using ketchup as a tool to help whiten the tails on a gray horse, there are tons of ways you can up your horsemanship game on a budget without sacrificing the quality of care for your horse. We asked the USEA membership to chime in with their favorite barn hacks and you did not disappoint. Check out some of the suggestions below!

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May 12, 2022 Young Event Horse

How Did the YEH Graduates Finish at Kentucky?

Over 88,000 spectators flocked to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky April 27-May 1 for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. Excitingly enough, at least one American-bred horse sat in the top three each day of the competition, with the ultimate treat on the final day when the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program graduate and American-bred Quantum Leap (Quite Capitol x Report to Sloopy) ridden by Doug Payne finished in third and was declared National Champion.

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May 11, 2022 Competitions

Fast Facts: Tryon International Spring 3-Day Event

Over 120 entries have settled in on the grounds of the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina for the first-ever Tryon International Spring Three-Day Event which will run CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI1*-S levels over the course of four days May 12-16.

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May 07, 2022 Competitions

Through the Lens: 2022 LRK3DE

It is hard to believe that the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event has come and gone already. In addition to it's prestigious five-star competition which is a dream for many U.S. eventers, the LRK3DE CCI4*-S returned again this year for the second time, offering spectators plenty of competition to enjoy. Take a look at some of the USEA's favorite memories captured through the lens during the competition.

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May 04, 2022 Competitions

All U.S. Horses Clear to Compete at 2022 Badminton Horse Trials Following First Horse Inspection

Following the first horse inspection held on Wednesday at the Badminton Horse Trials, all seven horse and rider pairs hailing from the United States were accepted and are ready to move on with competition. Dressage day one kicks off on Thursday, May 5th at 9:30 a.m. BST / 4:30 a.m. EST and Lillian Heard riding LCC Barnaby will be the first rider from the states to compete at 11:18 a.m. BST/ 6:18 a.m. EST. The official ride times of all five of the riders representing the U.S. and the two international riders who are based full-time in the U.S. are as follows:

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    May 04, 2022 Competitions

    Fast Facts: Badminton Horse Trials

    The 2022 Badminton Horse Trials presented by Mars Equestrian in Badminton, England kicks off today with the first horse inspection taking place at 4:30 p.m. local time / 11:30 a.m. EST. There are 85 entries on the list to compete in the CCI5*-L, seven of which are U.S. riders and two of which are international riders based full-time in the U.S. Learn more about the horse and rider pairs who are making the trek across the pond to compete in one of the most iconic events in history in this edition of Fast Facts.

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    May 03, 2022 USEA Foundation

    Get to Know the USEA Foundation Grants: The Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Grant

    Did you know that the USEA Foundation currently administers 15 grants and scholarships designed to help event riders reach their goals? From funds used to assist juniors have access to additional training to aiding up-and-coming riders fund international competition to helping adult amateurs gain education, the current grant opportunities offered by the USEA Foundation has something for almost everyone.

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    May 01, 2022 Competitions

    Michael Jung Marks 11th Five-Star Victory and Makes History in LRK3DE CC5*-L

    When Germany’s Michael Jung galloped across the finish timers in show jumping this afternoon at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian, he not only won the CCI5*-L competition, but he marked his 11th five-star win, making him tied for second with most five-star wins with Mark Todd. Need more reason to be impressed? This weekend was FischerChipmunk FRH’s first time competing at the five-star level and the partnership earned the honors of achieving the lowest ever winning score in a five-star.

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    May 01, 2022 Competitions

    The 2022 LRK3DE Daily: Show Jumping

    Cross-country yesterday played a huge factor in the standings in both the CCI4*-S and the CCI5*-L at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, but one thing remained the same: Michael Jung proved yet again why he is a force to be reckoned with by holding onto his overnight lead in the five-star following his cross-country performance with FischerChipmunk FRH in his first five-star with the horse.

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