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.
Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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