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!
We all work hard to get our horses shiny and clean for competition day, but it can sometimes take a bit of extra elbow grease to get those grey or white horses looking their best. Rachael Livermore, head groom for Sharon White at Last Frontier Farm, shares some of the tricks she uses to get Sharon's horses looking spick and span - and it starts with everyday care!
This is it! The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here - the return to competition has arrived! After nearly three months of suspended competitions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the country and the world, riders are shining up their boots and preparing to trot down the centerline. While our "new normal" will certainly look different than things did before the pandemic, these new regulations are in place for all our safety.
The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).