The Western Pennsylvania Combined Training Association has been a long-standing and loyal affiliate of the USEA since 1995. After almost 20 years, the organization is no longer active. We will miss seeing Western Pennsylvania among our affiliates. Good luck, and thanks for all your service to the Eventing affiliate community.
USEF Director of Licensed Officials Alina Brazzil led a panel including Cindy Deporter, Sally Ike, John Michael Durr, Wayne Quarles, Loris Henry, Tim Murray, and Marilyn Payne in a discussion about the eventing officials licensure process.
The Charles Owen Technical Merit (COTM) Award aims to reward juniors and adult amateurs that demonstrate safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique and educate riders and trainers as to what constitutes safe cross-country riding.
Eventers are brave, resilient, smart, strong minded, hard working, confident, goal-oriented, tough as nails, and ‘MacGyver-like’ problem solvers. So are entrepreneurs. So, it’s not surprising I took the path that has led me here.
If there is one type of horse that has stood the test of time in the eventing community, it is the off-the-track Thoroughbred. While breeds such as the Irish Sport Horse and Warmblood types have grown in prominence, OTTBs still seem to outnumber them, and many riders at the upper echelons of the sport agree there is no horse better than a promising OTTB.