It is with the deepest regret that the GMHA Organizing Committee announces that Ms. Jennifer Chapin suffered a fatal accident while competing at the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Festival of Eventing in South Woodstock, Vermont on August 11, 2019.
Chapin, aged 32, from Wenham, Massachusetts, and her horse, Joinem, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Johar x Keemon), suffered a rotational fall in the cross-country warm-up. Chapin was transported to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Joinem was reported to be uninjured.
The USEA sends its sincerest condolences to Chapin's family, friends, and connections.
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.
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.
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).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.