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!
Perhaps one of the best reasons to be a member of USEA is the opportunity to qualify for and participate in the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. This year there was a record 1,178 entries and a waitlist of over 150. There were 1,009 pinnies handed out and 939 horses started the competition. All combined it made for the largest horse trials in USEA history. Competitions ran in all USEA divisions and additional prizes were given for teams, incentive programs, amateur, and young rider divisions.
The 2021 Plantation Field International Three-Day Event kicked off yesterday with the CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S dressage, and culminated with the CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S dressage today.
Oliver Townend of Great Britain, World #1 on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, heads an All-Star list of riders currently entered to compete in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. The list also includes the world’s #2, #7 and #8 ranked riders as well as Olympians from five countries. Townend will compete with his accomplished gelding, Cooley Master Class, winner of back-to-back Kentucky Three-Day titles (2018-2019).
US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) have announced the publication of the new 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests for Beginner Novice through Advanced which will be used from December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2025.