A celebration of life will be held for the late Patrick “Packy” G. McGaughan on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 4 pm EST. The celebration will be held in the jump field of Banbury Cross Farm, 26315 Haines Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871. All who wish to honor Packy's life are invited to attend to tell their stories, pat Bandit, and toast a well-lived life. There will be signs posted to direct vehicles to park. RSVPs can be sent to Judy Mcgaughan on Facebook messenger or at 301-526-4241.
An award in Packy’s honor has been established through the USEA Foundation. That award will include a beautiful bronze trophy and award recipients will be recognized at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. The trophy will be on display at the Celebration of Life. Donations for The Packy Prize may be made to:
Attn: The Packy Prize
525 Old Waterford Road NW
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Donations may also be made online at www.useafoundation.org/donate and by clicking the “Use my donation to support:” box and clicking the option titled “The Packy Prize (USEA Foundation).”
Lisa Pragg is a busy woman, but between her normal day job and competing her own 19-year-old Thoroughbred Impeccable she still prioritizes time to volunteer - both at horse trials and as a volunteer firefighter. Pragg understands the importance that volunteers play in the eventing community and makes sure to give whatever time she can back as a fair gesture.
Attention USEA members! Registration for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open! The convention will be held in person on December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the selected Young Rider athletes for the Emerging Athletes 21 Program (EA21) national camp, now that the EA21 regional clinics have concluded. Twelve riders were accepted into each of the five regional EA21 clinics, taught by USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, and now riders have been selected from the regional clinics to participate in the inaugural EA21 national camp this winter.
Ninety percent of training a horse is getting the horse to understand exactly what you want them to do. In general, horses are generous and willing creatures who want to please us; very seldom do they behave badly on purpose. Horses don’t come out and say, ‘Let’s make Mom’s (or Dad’s) life miserable today by going as poorly as possible - most prefer to do the right thing, as long as they know what that is.