One of the many benefits of getting involved with the USEA Intercollegiate Program is receiving a discount on an annual USEA membership. A Full Membership with the USEA costs $95 per year, where a Collegiate Membership costs $70. However, the discounted Collegiate Membership can only be applied to undergraduate students who are listed on their official team roster – and the deadline to submit a roster is eight days away!
Team rosters must be sent to the USEA Senior Director of Membership Services Jennifer Hardwick at [email protected] by February 15 of each year. Please list every member on the school’s eventing team.
This policy is strictly related to receiving the USEA Collegiate Membership discount. Collegiate students whose names are submitted after February 15 can still be considered collegiate members and have their names appear on the Intercollegiate leaderboards and participate in Championships.
So, who is qualified to have their name on the roster to receive the discount? Undergraduate students are eligible to maintain a Collegiate Membership and receive the discount for a total of five school years, which may be nonconsecutive. There is no age restriction on eligibility for current undergraduate students. Team coaches are not eligible for the discount unless the coach is also a student that meets the Collegiate Membership criteria.
Graduate students and alumni are not eligible to receive the Collegiate Membership discount, but they are welcome to participate in any of the 2020 Intercollegiate Team Challenges. Graduate students are also encouraged to compete at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. The Graduate Championship division will be scored and awarded separately from the Championship for undergraduate students. Graduate participants must represent a school that is affiliated with the USEA.
Please remember that every school has to renew its affiliate membership each year. Click here to renew for 2020!
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The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students. In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
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).