May 10, 2022

Nora Huynh-Watkins Named Third Ever So Sweet Scholarship Recipient

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Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is delighted to announce that Leonora Huynh-Watkins of Oregon has been selected as the Summer 2022 recipient of the Ever So Sweet Scholarship. The education and network that Huynh-Watkins will develop over two months at Sara Kozumplik's Overlook Farm will be influential as she navigates her way in the horse industry. Huynh-Watkins is the third recipient of the scholarship which covers expenses for full board and training costs for Huynh-Watkins' horse, several lessons per week, housing, a stipend to cover living expenses, competition fees, and coaching at competitions.

Huynh-Watkins is a 25-year-old self-professed lifelong 'horse-girl' who is looking forward to expanding her knowledge both in and out of the saddle. Her current horse is a 9-year- old OTTB that she is competing at Novice and hopes to continue up the levels as they are ready. Huynh-Watkins would also like to be more involved with expanding grassroots level events in the Pacific Northwest to increase competition opportunities. She was on her Intercollegiate Eventing Team that encouraged those with interest in horses, but who didn't have access to a horse of their own to come out and gain experience. This may turn into an exciting model for SEE to explore!

SEE with the help of Sara Kozumplik & Edy Rameika is thrilled to offer the Ever So Sweet scholarship, a life-changing opportunity to deserving individuals in the horse world. Our Professional Pathways program is helping realize the goal of increasing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within horse sports. We are so appreciative of the USEA & the USEA Foundation for their continued support.

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You can follow along for updates on the SEE website at https://www.stridesforequality.org/

For more information please contact Erin Tomson, Ph.D., Strides for Equality Equestrians at 509.332.9486 / [email protected]

Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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