Mar 04, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Wilton Fair International Grant

Savanna Fulton, recipient of the Wilton Fair Grant. RedBayStock.com Photo.

For 2020, the Wilton Fair Committee is inviting applications for the Wilton Fair International Grant. The first step in the application process is to complete a Declaration of Interest form posted here. Let the committee get to know you and your plans and dreams.

If you meet the criteria listed below and you are interested in training abroad, please complete the Declaration of Interest and submit before the March 30 deadline.

  • The Wilton Fair International Grant is available to U.S. citizens through the year of their 27th birthday.
  • Riders must not have ridden on an international senior team.
  • Applications are invited from riders competing successfully at the CCI4* level and above.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to apprentice with an approved rider/trainer in Europe within 12 months of receiving the grant.
  • The grant must be used to offset training, travel, living, and stabling costs.
  • The successful 2020 recipient will report regularly on progress and how the grant is being utilized.
  • Declarations of Interest for consideration of this grant from qualified riders must be submitted by March 30. Declarations must be completed and received on time in order to be considered for the grant. Late and incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Riders who have already trained overseas for an extended period of time are ineligible.
  • This declaration is the first step in the grant process. You may also be asked to participate in an initial phone interview with a committee member following submission of your application.
  • Additional information, budgets, and a second phone interview will be required for riders selected for final consideration.
  • The Declaration of Interest form can be found here. Deadline for submission is March 30.
Oct 01, 2022 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Lisa Pragg

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.

Sep 30, 2022 Convention

Registration is Now Open for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia!

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.

Sep 30, 2022 News

USEA Names Athletes for Inaugural EA21 National Camp

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.

Sep 29, 2022 Instructors

The Eventing Coaches Program: Phyllis Dawson on Training Horses and Riders

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.

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