Planning to travel across the country to compete this year? Then you won’t want to miss out on the chance to bid on a cross-country flight donated by Tex Sutton Forwarding! Tex Sutton has once again stepped up to show their support of the USEA’s Safety and Education programs by donating a oneway equine flight to the domestic destination of your choosing. This flight carries a value of up to $5,000 depending on where you choose to travel!
Whether you want to give your horse an easy trip across the country before a competition or a quick trip back home after completing your event, your horse will travel in style and arrive at your destination in a matter of hours, not days.
Bids are also being accepted for two VIP tickets to attend the 2018 Great Meadow International, including two nights in the bridal sweet at the Red Fox Inn and Tavern in Middleburg. Click here for more information about this exciting auction item.
Stay tuned as several more items will be added this evening!
Safety for horses and riders has always been a primary focus of the USEA as demonstrated by investment in safety studies in recent years. The USEA Online Auction will benefit frangible fence research being conducted by the USEA CrossCountry Safety Subcommittee. The Subcommittee is in the process of developing, testing, and validating with the FEI a system to test frangible fences to make sure they release according to FEI standards. Funds are required to purchase the pins, clips, weights, and other equipment required for this testing with the ultimate goal of making this system available to all course builders. Your help in meeting this goal through this online auction is greatly appreciated.
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.
We know a lot about the athletes representing the USA on our Tokyo team, but what about those essential people, the grooms? Catherine Austen finds out more about Courtney Carson, Emma Ford, Bridget London, and Steph Simpson in this edition of Tokyo Talk.
Ian Stark’s cross-country course resulted in changes among the FEI divisions on Saturday
Cross-country day for the FEI competitors at Rebecca Farm resulted in big changes in the top three standings in the 4* divisions. The current top three riders in the CCI4*-Long all put in double-clear rounds to maintain their dressage scores from the first day of competition.
Phillip Dutton and Z are on the road to Tokyo! Dutton, the 6-time Olympian, is going into his 7th Olympic Games. Dutton’s first three Olympics he represented Australia and helped secure the team gold medal twice (1996 - team gold, 2000 - team gold, and 2004). The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were the first Olympic Games that Dutton rode for the U.S., and he has been on the U.S. Olympic team ever since. Dutton’s most recent Olympic performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he earned the individual bronze medal with Mighty Nice.
Rebecca Farm FEI dressage scores are tightly packed
The FEI competition at Rebecca Farm continued today with the CCI3*-Long, CCI4*- Short, and CCI4*- Long dressage. With scores ranging from the mid-20s to the low 30s, the standings in all divisions are tightly packed.