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 Virginia Horse Trials are held twice yearly at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia (Area II). At their event in May, they offer Starter through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials, CCI*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, and CCI3*-S FEI classes, and USEA Young Event Horse classes. At their event in October, they offer Starter through Advanced/Intermediate Horse Trials and CCI*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L, FEI divisions.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.