Jun 22, 2022

Going Forward USEA Member's Grants to Return for Three Years

2020 USEA Going Forward USEA Member's Grant recipient Laura Vello and English Rose. Shannon Brinkman Photo.

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:

  1. Horsemanship Immersion Program
  2. USEA Instructors’ Certification Program
  3. Eventing Officials ‘r’ Training Program

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.

Nov 28, 2022 Instructors

The Importance of a Secure and Balanced Position in all Three Eventing Phases

“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Nov 27, 2022 Convention

Exciting Lineup of Speakers Scheduled for 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA

If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.

Nov 26, 2022

The EA21 Recap: West Coast Edition

This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.

Nov 25, 2022 Education

Tips for the Long Haul: Advice from Shippers on Traveling for the Winter Season

It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.

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