The USEA's newly renovated online store www.shopusea.com just got a little better! ShopUSEA, which had been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, is now open for business once again. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying time for all, but ShopUSEA can bring a little bit of eventing spirit back into our lives.
The online store is now fully stocked with both new items and old favorites. With supplies that were set to be featured in the USEA merchandise booth at the 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event before the event's cancellation, the USEA now has plenty of merchandise to go around. Fans and members can still get their shopping fix at ShopUSEA!
This summer, our partners at Ariat and Ovation have provided sun shirts to keep our community cool and sunburn free. Get yourself an Ariat sunstopper as well as an Ovation cool rider sun shirt for each day of the week. Our staff also particularly like the Ovation UV Sportflex shirt for keeping cool while riding in the sunshine.
The USEA is also featuring team apparel with the brand new USA Global Softshell, which is great for those cool mornings or late evenings at the barn. Members can also sport the patriotic Team Tri-Factor.
The USEA also has some new accessories that are great for birthday presents, Father’s Day gifts, or just for your own enjoyment. Check out the new USEA Tote styled in various colors, and the brand new featured USEA mug.
Did you miss out on getting your raincoats or winter jackets? Or if you’re looking ahead to next winter, don’t miss our Mountain Horse jacket collection with the MH Raincoat, MH Minoue, and the MH Montana.
There’s something for everyone at the USEA’s online store. Let’s all come together and proudly wear our U.S. Eventing gear as the eventing season starts back up. We look forward to seeing everyone out there!
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.