Apr 14, 2018

Equine Fatality at the Twin Rivers CCI, CIC & H.T.

By Twin Rivers - Edited Press Release
Walterstown Don at the 2018 Galway Downs CIC. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo

The Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. Organizing Committee regrets to announce the death of Walterstown Don, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Don Juan De La Bouverie x Walterstown Treacy VII) owned by Lauren Burnell and ridden by Rebecca Braitling. Walterstown Don was competing in the CIC3* division, collapsed during the cross-country phase between fences 18 and 19 and died of causes unknown at this time pending necropsy. 

Braitling was attended to on site and then was transferred to Sierra Vista Regional Medical for further care. The Organizing Committee of the Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. and the USEA wish to extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the connections of Walterstown Don.

Feb 28, 2021 Profile

Now on Course: Heartbeats and Hoofbeats

My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.

Feb 27, 2021 Association News

Beware of Phishing Attempts and Other Types of Fraud

Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.

Feb 27, 2021 Education

Top 10 Tips for Leather Care with Bates Saddles

Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.

Feb 26, 2021 Rules

Update on Appendix 3 Rule Change Proposal

Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).

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