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.
The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award visits each of the 10 USEA Areas each year, presenting one junior and one adult amateur rider at the Training level with an award based on safe and effective cross-country riding. The Area VIII leg of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award took place at the Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials, August 2-4, 2019. Noah Stanlaske and Michelle Weeks earned the junior and adult amateur awards, respectively.
For those that compete in a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event, what truly sets the competition apart from a regular horse trials is endurance day, where, in addition to cross-country, riders have the chance to experience the two roads and tracks phases and the steeplechase phase.
“We need to back up and look at the gut,” said Dr. Maureen Kelleher before diving into an explanation of the many different oral joint supplements on the market. “Digestion begins in the mouth. Salivary secretion starts to break things down as the horse chews things up and then swallows, and it ends up in the stomach. We’ve got more digestion occurring in the stomach and the small intestine, and absorption starts to occur in the small intestine and continues in the large intestine.”
The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (FHI) will host the U.S. Equestrian CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L Fall Eventing Championships along with the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry, October 17-20 at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area. The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International will award $50,000 in prize money.