At the end of 2018 the United States Eventing Association (USEA) launched a new website and with this update came a new process for the USEA’s online competition calendar. This change was not a result of the new website, but because of the USEA Omnibus no longer being offered in a printed version.
For years the USEA printed three editions of the Omnibus annually (winter/spring, summer, and fall). The print deadline was the due date given to the organizers specifically for the printed copy, but also included the online listings; with the events being released all on one date to correspond with the three editions (three times a year). Since the print deadlines are no longer relevant – organizers may now update their listings at their discretion in time for the opening date for entries.
This new policy allows for organizers to have more complete and accurate information without having to submit changes. In the past an event running in May would have had to complete their listing by the previous October – forcing the organizer to list incomplete and potentially inaccurate information. The USEA is encourages organizers to publish the prize list as soon as possible. In the interim, if you need information prior to the online posting, reach out to the organizer directly.
Along with the elimination of the printed editions, the term “Omnibus” has also been retired. The term “Omnibus” started to diminish when the printed publication was not mailed to every member, and not a familiar term with newer members of eventing. The term “Prize List” is the official title of US Equestrian General Regulations and used for all the other disciplines. Henceforth, each page is the “Prize List” posting of competition information.
View the full competition calendar online or download the USEA’s Event Companion App by searching “USEA Event Companion” in your phone’s app store.
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