Tomorrow kicks off the official start of the USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program's regional clinics with two out of of the five scheduled clinics taking place on the east coast. The first clinic takes place at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina and the other at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia on the same dates of July 25-26 each. Twelve riders will take part in each two-day clinic, which are being led by an USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) coach with the Stable View clinic being taught by Emily Beshear, and the Morven Park clinic being taught by Shannon Lilley. The purpose of the EA21 program is to create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.
EAST I – Morven Park – July 25-26, 2022
Monday, July 25
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. introductions and dressage discussion
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. dressage lessons two riders per group per one hour lesson.
Riders will grab the provided lunch between lessons
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Show Jump lecture and course set-up
6:30 p.m. – Dinner, “Eventing Past vs. Present” discussion and trivia - EA21 kids only
Tuesday, July 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 1.5 hour lessons with three riders in each group.
1:30 p.m. Lunch - discussion on cross-country riding and Q&A/clinic wrap up.
EAST II – Stable View – July 25-26, 2022
Sunday, July 24
6-8 p.m. Meet and greet with dressage lecture in the pavilion
Monday, July 25
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dressage lessons in the covered arena | two riders per one hour lesson
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch in the pub
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Show Jumping lecture in the pavilion
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Show Jumping course set-up in the covered arena
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner and XC video viewing in the pavilion
Tuesday, July 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Show Jumping Lessons in the Covered Arena | Three riders per one and a half hour lesson
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Clinic Wrap-Up Q&A or cross-country Lecture/Video in the pavilion
The remaining EA21 Regional Clinics are scheduled as follows:
Central – Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) | August 1-2, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Braitling.
West Coast I – Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) | August 15-16, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Brown.
West Coast II – Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) | August 17-18, 2022 | Coached by Rebecca Brown.
For more information on the EA21 Regional Clinics, click here.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in a traditional long format Three-Day Event? Can you imagine the thrill of three additional phases leading into cross-country? In the early 2000s, eventing began to shift away from long format events and toward modern short-format competitions. Not all is lost though! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) created the USEA Classic Series to give riders a taste of the old school experience. These competitions preserve eventing’s history and allow riders at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels to take on the challenge of traditional long format events.
As the cutoff date to qualify for Le Lion inches closer, talented young horses and riders in contention for the The Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant are gearing up for the final push in hopes of being selected as the grant recipient. Grant funds will assist the selected pair with costs associated with competing at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship slated to be held later this fall. 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships competitors and their respective owners and riders have paid careful attention to this summer’s schedule making sure that they would meet the necessary qualifications for La Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.
US Equestrian announced the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S, three of which are graduates of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Competition will take place from August 18-21, 2022, at Bromont Horse Park in Quebec, Canada. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.