The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and EQSportsNet will continue their successful partnership through 2019 to provide access to livestreaming of competitions to USEA members and eventing enthusiasts at a discounted rate. Viewers will be able to watch competitions live or on demand for half the cost of a regular EQSportsNet subscription. Sign up for your EQSportsNet subscription at www.eqsports.net and enter the code EQUSEA2019 during registration.
“EQSportsNet is pleased to partner with the USEA again this year to offer eventing enthusiasts a discount to watch top competitions,” said Communications Director for EQSportsNet Helen Murray. “EQSportsNet is delivering the future of equestrian broadcasting with HD Live and On Demand content, featuring over 30,000 videos and Marquee Events.”
EQSportsNet is an innovative platform delivering the next generation of comprehensive high-definition live and on-demand coverage of equestrian sports that can be easily and instantly accessed by computer, tablet, or smart phone.
“EQSportsNet continues to be a leader in the sport for providing high quality and interesting video content,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We are pleased to partner with EQSportsNet for another year to provide discounted subscriptions to USEA members. Notable coverage includes some of the top eventing competitions in the United States such as the Cloud Eleven – Gavilan North Carolina International.”
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
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.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.