With the addition of the CCI5*-L at Fair Hill International beginning in 2020 and with considerable interest from organizers in exploring options for other dates and venues for CCI4*-L in both the spring and the autumn, the US Equestrian Eventing Sport Committee has unanimously decided to issue a Request for Expressions of Interest/Bid Applications from organizers.
Additionally, with the withdrawal of the Great Meadow application to run a FEI Eventing Nations Cup (CCIO4*-S), the Eventing Sport Committee is seeking to determine if there are organizers interested in submitting an application to the FEI to add Nations Cup to the US Eventing Calendar.
Please pay close attention to the fact that you must submit three dates in ranked order preference as well as indicate any blackout date(s) which are within two weeks prior to or following each of the dates you have submitted, including the reason a competition would be unable to run on the date(s) indicated. You are also encouraged to submit letters of support from members of your community and/or athletes who would support the concept of either of these levels at the specific venue.
The applications are located in your competition management dashboard accessed through your competition ID. Please complete the information in its entirety and return it to the Eventing Department by no later than close of business March 15, 2019.
The timeline will be as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.