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!
It’s going to be a good year for the USEA Intercollegiate Program - click here to find out about the exciting update on the West Coast.
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.
The future of three-day eventing is in the new USEA Event Management System (EMS)! This new software system will allow for competitors, coaches, organizers, and secretaries to have relevant event information in their hands. By using advanced technology, this new software system will be an all-encompassing tool used to provide a well-organized, smooth competition with limited contact and instant updates.
This past weekend, the footing of the new arenas at the Fair Hill Special Event Zone saw its very first hoofprints as competitors in the CCI3*-S at Fair Hill International also participated in the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Test Event. The new Fair Hill Special Event Zone, which has been specially designed with the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in mind, consists of three brand-new arenas on the infield of the recently upgraded iconic turf track and a new cross-country course designed by Ian Stark.
How competitive have your Novice results been? What’s a good final score? What’s a good dressage score? What does it take to win? In our third installment of this series, EquiRatings showcases the Novice level. Use these graphs and statistics to help evaluate your Novice game.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).