This #GivingTuesday the USEA Foundation is placing the focus on horsemanship and the care of our equine partners. USEA President Max Corcoran has made improving horsemanship the centerpiece of her administration. To enable this to happen Corcoran teamed up with Dr. Mark Revenaugh and the USEA Foundation to create the Poggio Horsemanship Fund in 2019.
“The Poggio Horsemanship Fund is an exciting start to helping us to educate riders, owners, grooms, and eventing enthusiasts to give their horses every benefit when it comes to improving their lives,” said Corcoran. “It will allow the USEA Foundation to provide funding for research, speakers, and anything else we may need to make the lives of all horses better.”
A common statement heard during horse activities is that good horsemanship has been declining in recent years. To reverse this trend better education is needed at all levels of the sport. Thanks in part to the USEA Foundation and the horsemanship fund, leading experts are being brought in for in-person, virtual, and live-streamed educational opportunities for all eventers. As an example, Dr. Revenaugh himself will serve as the keynote speaker during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Corcoran is also bringing forward new initiatives to grow horsemanship education and better involve professional experts such as grooms, veterinarians, researchers, and coaches in those educational offerings. Many of these topics are slated to be discussed or approved during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention December 9-12.
Since the creation of the Poggio Horsemanship Fund the community has raised over $30,000 in donations and we are committed to seeing this fund grow to the point that it can self-sustain in the years to come. The USEA Foundation is thankful to you, our donors, for your generous support over the years. We are also asking you, our friends, on this Giving Tuesday, to show your love of the sport and commitment to its long-term success by donating to the USEA Foundation. All donations are fully tax-deductible and will be gratefully received and recognized as we work to improve the well-being of our horses in the years ahead.
Please visit USEAFoundation.org and donate today to benefit eventing's future. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
About the USEA Foundation
The fundamental mission of the USEA Foundation is to protect and preserve the sport of eventing for future generations and to provide support for the core educational, safety, and equine welfare programs of the USEA. In addition, the Foundation administers educational grants for riders with the intent of preparing them to reach their goals. Learn more about the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org.
Hannah Warner wears many hats: student at the University of Kentucky, UK Eventing Team President, competitor, and head groom for Alexa Ehlers. Fitting in all of her roles and responsibilities into her day-to-day life can be a challenge, but it is a challenge that Warner finds rewarding. The college senior is working towards a business degree through UK's online business program, so Warner is able to get creative with her schedule to pursue all of her academic and eventing related goals.
The Area III Championships kicked off the 2022 USEA Area Championship season June 24-26 at the Stable View Summer H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina. Offering 12 different championship divisions from Intermediate to Beginner Novice, the championships were highly contested as riders from all across Area III put in a gallant effort in hopes of being deemed division champion. The USEA caught up with many of the individual champions to look back on their performances in Aiken that helped them bring home the top prize.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program. USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under are eligible for the program, which aims to creates a pipeline for potential U.S. team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds are just two months away. The AEC moves to the mountains this year, taking place at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana across a long Labor Day weekend.