Aug 06, 2020

Event Cancellations and Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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).

Read the statement from USEA here, the US Equestrian (USEF) here, and the statement from FEI here.

August 7-9: Area VII Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials - Canceled

August 15-16: Metamora Hunt II Pony Club Horse Trials - Canceled

August 16: Huntington Farm Horse Trials - Canceled

August 25-30: USEA AEC, $60,000 Adequan Advanced Final, and ATC Finals - Canceled
Cancellation Press Release

September 4-6: Aspen Farms Horse Trials - Canceled
Released July 10

To our hardworking volunteers, loyal sponsors, enthusiastic competitors, amazing officials, and dedicated staff:

Aspen Farms HT, September 4-6, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since having to cancel our June HT here at Aspen Farms we have been watching the situation closely. The health and safety of everyone involved with our competition is of the utmost importance to us at Aspen Farms. Unfortunately, the situation in the entire U.S. has not improved and in Washington State we are on hold, statewide, to progress into phase 4. Additionally, we are not comfortable opening our farm for the competition and running the risk of spreading the virus any further. Thank you to everyone that is a part of making our event what it is. We hope you and your families remain healthy during this time and look forward to seeing you out eventing in the near future.

Jonathan and Suzy Elliott

September 12-13: Poplar Place Farm September Horse Trials - Canceled

September 12-13: Coconino Spring Horse Trials (Rescheduled from May 23-24) - Canceled

September 18-20: Equestrians' Institute Horse Trials - Canceled

September 20: Marlborough Horse Trials - Canceled

September 26-27: University of New Hampshire Horse Trials - Canceled

October 3: Willow Draw Charity Show - Canceled

October 3-4: Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks - Canceled

October 10: Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials - Canceled

October 15-18: Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill - Canceled
Cancellation Press Release

October 16-18: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials - Canceled

November 12-15: Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event - Canceled
Cancellation Press Release

November 13-15: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials - Canceled

Aug 09, 2020 Education

Conditioning the Event Horse at the Novice and Training Levels

Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.

Aug 08, 2020 Future Event Horse

How to Prepare Young Horses for the Show Atmosphere with the O’Neals

Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.

Considerations for Building Cross-Country Jumps at Home

If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.

Aug 06, 2020 AEC

A Letter From the USEA CEO: AEC Difficult Decisions, Kentucky Horse Park Open for Business

By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.

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