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.
It was only recently that John Bandrofchak became involved in the eventing community - seven years, in fact. It all began when he decided he wanted to begin working with animals. After finding his way to a local equine therapy farm, his passion for horses and volunteering grew.
There are a number of ways to incur penalties on cross-country, from refusals and run-outs to exceeding the optimum time, and they sometimes vary depending on the level of competition. Make sure you're up to date with all the different ways to earn penalties on cross-country before you next step out of the startbox.
With the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention fast approaching, you’ll be anxiously planning which sessions you want to attend once you arrive at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. From educational talks, open forums, and even interactive sessions, there is something for everyone at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Take a look at some of the sessions you won’t want to miss!
Sinead Halpin Maynard’s impressive international eventing career has deep roots in community and a dedication to good horsemanship. A member of the U.S. Eventing Team for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, Halpin and longtime partner Manoir de Carneville accumulated a number of top-10 finishes at some of the world’s most challenging competitions including Burghley Horse Trials, Military Boekelo, and the Kentucky Three-Day Event.