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.
Jun 06, 2020 Education

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your White Horse White with Rachael Livermore

We all work hard to get our horses shiny and clean for competition day, but it can sometimes take a bit of extra elbow grease to get those grey or white horses looking their best. Rachael Livermore, head groom for Sharon White at Last Frontier Farm, shares some of the tricks she uses to get Sharon's horses looking spick and span - and it starts with everyday care!

Jun 05, 2020 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: June 6-7, 2020

This is it! The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here - the return to competition has arrived! After nearly three months of suspended competitions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the country and the world, riders are shining up their boots and preparing to trot down the centerline. While our "new normal" will certainly look different than things did before the pandemic, these new regulations are in place for all our safety.

Jun 05, 2020 Association News

USEA Podcast #259: Sinead Maynard's Recipe for a Successful Return to Competition

The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.

Jun 04, 2020 Eventing News

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee Postpones Inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill Due to COVID-19

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.

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