The Oregon State University Event Team (OSUET) was founded in 1994 and has been growing and thriving ever since! We strive to provide a unique learning experience for our members that is centered around goal-oriented lessons, inclusive bonding opportunities, and, most importantly, tons of fun for us and our horses.
This coming year, the OSUET expects to have over 30 members with four board members. Our members range from Beginner Novice level to Preliminary and come from all over the country. Some have their own horses but most get to ride Willamette Sport Horses’ exceptional school horses. The board members this year are Mackenzie Johnson (president), myself; Caroline Pearl-Sacks (vice president), Hannah Michalak (secretary), and Annelis Voldengen (treasurer). We have the pleasure of training with Brooke Lacy. Brooke has competed in FEI CCI2* competitions and does an amazing job working with all of our members and their varying abilities.
This coming October, OSUET is excited to host a Halloween Fun Day show for the public that will include costume, jumping, flat, and other fun classes. At our show, we plan to fundraise by having a silent auction and a drawing for a free photoshoot with Carly Pearl-Sacks Photography. We will also be hosting at least one seminar or other educational event per term for our members and provide our members with three to five lessons per term as well.
The board of the OSUET plans to make this one of the best years for our team and are so excited to work with Brooke Lacy and other amazing clinicians and educators during the year.
The 2017-2018 OSU Event Team. Carly Pearl-Sacks Photo.
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About the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program was established in 2014 to provide a framework within which eventing teams and individual competitors could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. The USEA offers a discount of $25 on annual USEA memberships for current students of universities and colleges registered as Affiliates with the USEA and many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges throughout the year, where collegiate eventers can compete individually as well as on teams with their fellow students.
In Intercollegiate Team Challenges, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level to account for differences in level difficulty and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Only the best three individual scores will count towards the team score, so teams of four will have one “drop” score. Click here to learn more about the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program.
The USEA wants to feature your collegiate eventing team in our Intercollegiate Eventing Spotlight series! Please send your story and photos to Jessica Duffy to be featured.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.
The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.