The USEA Board of Governors has been examining issues surrounding the size and shape of the Areas, what kind of program membership options may be possible and how national policies may impact local practices. Membership feedback is crucial to determining what kinds of changes should be made, if any. Please join us to discuss the ideas being considered and to share your thoughts. The discussion will be led by Katherine Cooper, who chaired a recent Task Force on Area Alignment issues and Mark Hart, chair of the Membership Committee.
The open forum will take place on Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.
The first of 10 Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions took place February 21-24 at the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia. Over the course of the year, the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award will be presented at one event in each of the 10 USEA Areas, rewarding riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
It all started when the McFall family sat down to dinner together in January. Jen and Earl McFall, who own and operate Dragonfire Farm in Wilton, California, have a daughter, Taylor, who is turning 16 in April.
The U.S. Team just stepped on the podium at a major competition, maybe an emerging athlete just cleared the last jump of her first CCI4*-S, or a U.S. rider just returned from a successful trip abroad. The riders will be congratulated, the horses will be praised, the owners thanked – but for the last seven years these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the behind-the-scenes work of Joanie Morris, Managing Director of Eventing for US Equestrian (USEF).
Oh, California! This winter has been unlike any other I remember ever eventing, and the start to the 2019 season has been VERY WET. My usually perfect indoor is half full of wet footing and water, and I feel like everything I own is covered in mud.