The USEA and the USEA Foundation are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has put forward a $25,000 challenge and is inviting you to join in supporting the education of our eventing officials by matching the donation. Your gift can help the USEA raise $50,000 to guarantee the U.S. has a large pool of well-trained judges, technical delegates, and course designers from which to draw in the coming years. For every dollar donated one of our most loyal supporters will match it, up to $25,000.
As you may have heard, many of our FEI officials will be retiring from international officiating in the next two to three years, and it is imperative that we have qualified candidates in the pipeline ready to step into their shoes. Our benefactor is acutely aware of this dilemma and has firmly made this issue a priority knowing that quality officials are vital to the safe running of competitions ensuring as they do that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter.
Your gift will support training grants and educational programs for our young officials as they dedicate their time and energies towards becoming tomorrow’s top international judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Please consider making a gift to the USEA Foundation so that we can meet the challenge set by our generous donor. You can donate online at USEAFoundation.org. Click on the donate button in the upper right-hand corner and select the Roger Haller Education Fund on the dropdown menu. Your gift is fully tax deductible and every penny will be used to further our great sport of eventing. Thank you for your support!
Have you ever wondered what eventing is like across the pond? Wonder no more! On this episode of the USEA Podcast, Nicole Brown is joined by U.S. eventers Andrew McConnon and Lexi Scovil to talk about the similarities and the differences between eventing in the States and eventing in the U.K. McConnon worked for eventing legend William Fox-Pitt in 2016 and 2017 while Scovil is a current working student for Fox-Pitt.
The national levels took the spotlight for the final day of competition at Oktoberfest. The Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training divisions completed their show jumping over Chris Barnard's course in the Outdoor Arena, and competition concluded with Preliminary, Intermediate, Beginner Novice, and Training cross-country.
The babies came out to play on the second and final day of the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Today, FEH East Coast Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White evaluated 10 2-year-olds and seven yearlings to decide the final champions on the East Coast.
The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.