Nov 04, 2022

Final USEA Eventing Hall of Fame Invitation for 2022 Extended for the Late Harry Chamberlin

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Harry Chamberlin. Photo courtesy of connections of Harry Chamberlain

This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founders, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.

Typically, a new group is inducted into the Hall of Fame every four years. The USEA is delighted to be welcoming a new Hall of Fame class this year. These members of the eventing community will be honored for their accomplishments, contributions, and lifelong dedication to the sport of eventing with a formal induction ceremony at the Hall of Fame Gala at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention taking place this year in Savannah, Georgia from December 7-11.

The fifth and final inductee of 2022 was extended to the late Colonel Harry D. Chamberlin. Jim Wofford compares the work of Chamberlin in the equestrian community to that of Mozart and was quoted saying, “We are the beneficiaries of Col. Chamberlin’s genius, and horses around the world live far more comfortable and productive lives because of his work.”

Chamberlin, who competed in both eventing and show jumping, was a graduate of American, French, and Italian cavalry schools for advanced equitation. He competed in the Olympic Games of 1920, 1928, and 1932, in addition to countless national and international competitions. Highlights of his career include earning a Team Gold medal for the Military, which are the roots from which the current-day form of eventing originated from, and an Individual Silver Medal for the Prix des Nations in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

In addition to his accomplishments in the saddle, Chamberlin is remembered for his talents as an author. His books “Riding and Schooling Horses” (1932) and “Training Hunters, Jumpers and Hacks” (1937) are still influential in the education of equestrians across disciplines today. Chamberlin spearheaded the movement to revolutionize the sport of eventing and that of equestrian sport in the U.S. through his horsemanship foundations which were based upon French and Italian principles.

Want to learn more about the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame and read about the current members? Click here.

Jul 19, 2024 AEC

Ride iQ Renews Partnership with USEA for 2024

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is happy to announce Ride iQ as an official “USEA Educational Collaborator,” as well as “Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC)” held at the 20th Anniversary USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), and an “Official Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21).”

Jul 19, 2024 Competitions

Greengard and That's Me Z Kickstart The Event at Rebecca Farm

Tommy Greengard and That's Me Z sit atop the CCI3*-S, the first of The Event at Rebecca Farm's five FEI divisions to conclude the dressage phase. The second half of the 34-horse CCI2*-L field will be staged Friday, along with dressage for CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S, and the CCI3*-L.

Jul 19, 2024 Young Event Horse

Tak For Farven Flies the Flag for U.S. Breeders

As the Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships approach this fall at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (East) and Twin Rivers Ranch (West), the USEA is connecting with eventers that have their sights set on competing with their 4- or 5-year-old prospects. This month, Kaitlin Hartford checks in from Callahan, Florida, to talk about her journey with her own and Elly Schobel’s 4-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion, Tak For Farven (Tempest WT x Ostentatious).

Jul 18, 2024 Eventing News

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