The 2018 USEA Rider of the Year Boyd Martin has decided to regain Australian citizenship. With the U.S. tightening down on immigration policy, Martin will change his citizenship to Australia starting in 2020. One of the world’s strongest event riders, Martin is currently ranked 15th in FEI World Rankings and has finished in the top 10 at every five-star event – Adelaide, Kentucky, Badminton, Burghley, Pau, and Luhmühlen. Martin has represented the U.S. in three World Equestrian Games, two Olympic Games, and a Pan American Games.
Born and raised in Australia, Martin relocated to the United States in 2007. In 2010, Martin changed his Australian citizenship to American citizenship and has been on every U.S. Championship team since. U.S. Eventing will not be the same without him.
….and in honor of April Fool's Day, this is just a joke. Happy April Fools!
Interested in tapping into the audience of three-day eventing? Consider partnering with the United States Eventing Association (USEA) in 2022! The USEA is a non-profit 501 C (3), which serves as the national association for the Olympic equestrian sport of three-day eventing.
Whether you are a rider preparing for a move-up or a trainer looking to ensure your training program is well-rounded, the soon-to-be released USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is the go-to guide to assist you in navigating key decisions. Lucky enough, attendees of the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first people outside of the those involved in its creation to access this passion project that the ICP Committee has put two years of research and hard work into developing.
In 2021 Cynthia Smith recorded 536 hours and 59 minutes of volunteer time, setting the standard with the most amount of volunteer hours recorded in a single year since the creation of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in 2016. The record-breaking number of volunteer time earned Smith the 2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.
Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.