Following the announcement of the cancellation of the CCI5* at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE) a fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to save the 2021 event.
"You have supported and sustained Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) since 1978," announced the LRK3DE. "The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is loved by many. Without spectators, the financial requirements to host the CCI5*-L are too great for our organization after a year without income.
In order to change course and run the LRK3DE 5*-L in 2021, financial support and donations are needed NOW! $750,000 must be raised by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 7!
While not covering all expenses, these funds will provide EEI with enough resources to begin making plans for the CCI5*-L at the ‘Best Weekend All Year!’
Those that donate will be recognized by EEI in some fashion, with those donating in excess of $500+ being provided an early ticket-purchase opportunity for the 2022 event!"
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.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.
The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.