In 2020, Eventing was going through its toughest year ever with events canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Very few grants requiring a current competition record were awarded. Enter Beth Lendrum, a Rebecca Chaney Broussard Grant Committee member. Beth wanted to keep USEA members involved and looking forward to all the ways they could be involved in the sport, and not necessarily on the back of a horse.
Lendrum suggested a new idea that would give back and benefit the sport at different levels. This concept is geared towards supporting USEA members by encouraging participation in educational/developmental and horsemanship programs.
Collaborating with husband Jerome Broussard and RCB Grant Committee members, Sharon Anthony, Carol Kozlowski, Sharon White, and Jo Whitehouse, Lendrum designed the Going Forward USEA Member's Grants, which cover three educational areas:
The Grants were intended as a one-time opportunity and were offered only in 2020. However, the reception they received and the success achieved by the grant recipients inspired the Broussard family, through their Charitable Foundation Trust, to offer them each year for the next three years.
The Grants will be awarded to eligible and qualified USEA Members through an application, interview, and review process. Qualified applications will be at least 18 years of age. Applicants seeking ICP Certification must have read and met all qualifying criteria listed here. Applicants wishing to complete the Eventing Officials “r” Training Program should confirm that they meet the requirements set for officials as described in the US Equestrian Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures, Section 9, 9.1 Eventing Judges and 9.2 Technical Delegates.
So, if you want to spend a week with a top rider immersed in all things horse-related, then be sure to apply for a Going Forward Horsemanship Immersion grant. If you see yourself as an instructor teaching safe riding skills, the Instructors’ Certification Program is for you. Or maybe judging dressage or officiating as a technical delegate at a USEA event has been a goal of yours for years, then don’t hesitate to apply for a grant that could kickstart your career as an official. Get ready for a whole new adventure with a Going Forward Grant!
Click here for full details and to submit an online application.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.