The USEA and Intercollegiate Committee are pleased to introduce the recently completed USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Handbook. Contained within these pages is everything you need to know about the USEA Intercollegiate Program as well as membership benefits and guides for forming teams and hosting team challenges. Much of this information was already available on the USEA website. Now it has been condensed into one convenient, linkable location.
There is some new information available in the Handbook, including collegiate membership restrictions and guidelines and eligibility requirements for the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship.
Currently, any individual who is a current undergraduate student at a university or college that is an Affiliate of the USEA is eligible to receive a $25 discount on their annual USEA membership.
Beginning in 2019, 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.
The USEA Intercollegiate Championship has run for three years with great success and always increasing participation. To uphold the mission of the program and ensure fairness, the Committee established these guidelines and eligibility requirements for those students interested in participating at the Championship.
These policies will apply to the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Championship at Chattahoochee Hills, May 17-19, 2019. Please read them carefully!
Based on feedback from students, the Committee has made a slight adjustment to the coefficients used for team scoring at the Intercollegiate Championship. Coefficients are applied to a rider’s score to account for level of difficulty. In the past, Beginner Novice received a coefficient of 1.1 and Novice received a coefficient of 1. Beginning at the 2019 Championship, Beginner Novice scores will receive a coefficient of 1, and Novice will receive a coefficient of .99. The reason for this adjustment is because the majority of Championship competitors compete at the Beginner Novice through Training levels and the feedback received indicated that teams were being ‘penalized’ for every Beginner Novice rider on the team.
The new coefficient system that will be applied at the Championship is as follows:
If Modified is offered at the Championship, a coefficient of 0.95 will apply to Training level and 0.9 will apply to Modified.
Just as a reminder, the 2019 and 2020 Championships will take place in May at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia. The 2021 and 2022 Championships will take place at Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Virginia on Memorial Day weekend. Mark your calendars!
About the USEA Intercollegiate Program
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 and many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges throughout the year, 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.Click here to learn more about the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program.
Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:
With 70 percent of the scores coming from the second day of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, the 4- and 5-year-olds had a big moment in front of them to impress the judges Chris Ryan and Sally Ike. The horses were judged over a set of show jumps (15 percent) then moved directly into the cross-country portion (30 percent) before finally showing off their gallop and earning an overall score for their jumping (15 percent) and general impression (10 percent).
At the end of a busy day wrapping up the dressage phase of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day (FHI), two new riders took over the top of the leaderboards. Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville Z moved into first in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship with their 28.6, while Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M claimed the pinnacle position in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship on a 25.9.
On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes.