It’s time to meet the teams of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships! A total of 105 competitors, 15 schools, and 27 teams will be competing at the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships on May 27-30 at Virginia Horse Trials.
In 2019, the Championship had 90 entries and this year there are 105 entries which makes this year the biggest Championship to date. Auburn University is coming back with two full teams to defend their 2019 championship title. The University of Kentucky is bringing the highest number of teams recorded in the history of Championships with over 8 teams, the University of Louisville has doubled their Championship entries from their debut in 2019, almost every school entered is bringing at least two teams, and the new Graduate division will have a variety of schools represented.
Before the action starts, find out which championship competitor has over 30,000 TikTok followers, or who is most likely to skip class, or which one is the team dad in the Meet the Teams preview.
The USEA would like to thank this year's USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships Sponsors:
Plenty of event riders have chosen to cross oceans and base themselves thousands of miles away from “home” in pursuit of their career dreams - look at the likes of New Zealanders Sir Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson, and now Tim and Jonelle Price, while Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and of course Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton have set sail from Australian shores. Not many American riders do it, though, probably because the sport is big enough and competitive enough in the U.S. not to make it necessary.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Strides for Equality Equestrians and the United States Eventing Association Foundation are proud to announce the first recipient of the Ever So Sweet Scholarship. The scholarship, which is the first of its kind, provides a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with upper-level professionals. Helen Casteel of Maryland is the first recipient of the bi-annual scholarship.
Tomorrow is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when the federal order was read in Galveston, Texas stating that all enslaved people in Texas were free. This federal order was critical because it represented the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederate States. Although Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed all people enslaved in the Confederacy almost two and a half years earlier, Union enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent, especially in Texas. Slavery would continue in two states that had remained in the Union— Kentucky and Delaware — until the ratification of the 13th Amendment in December 1865.