Jul 06, 2019

Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant Recipients Announced

The members of the USEA Foundation’s Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee met on Wednesday, July 3 and awarded travel grants totaling $22,975 to 19 US riders entered in The Event at Rebecca Farm.

The USEA Foundation would like to express its deep appreciation to the Broussard family for making these valuable grants available to assist riders to reach their goal of one day riding for America. Over the last nine years, the Broussard family has contributed almost $200,000 for travel grants alone. These grants help riders participate in the interview process at the event, which is a necessary step on the road to eligibility for the $50,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders Grant, won last year by Frankie Thieriot Stutes and awarded at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December.

Riders receiving grants are listed alphabetically:

Julia Ennis Batters, Queenstown, Maryland

Andrea Baxter, Paso Robles, California

Hilary Burkemper, Santa Barbara, California

Nicole Carroll, Dublin, California

Kalli Core, Orange, Texas

John Michael (JM) Durr, Shelby, North Carolina

Gina Economou, Sun Valley, California

Natascha Eickert, Marysville, Washington

Erin Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Marc Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Ashley Hays, Benton, Louisiana

Liza Horan, Lompoc, California

Alexandra Knowles, Lexington, Kentucky

Amber Levine, Petaluma, California

Shannon Lilley, Aptos, California

Marissa Nielsen, Wilton, California

Julie Norman, Haughton, Louisiana

Erin Pullen, Louisville, Kentucky

Erin Risso, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2020 Safety

Key Steps to Safe Cross-Country Riding, Part Two: Horse and Rider Contract and Going Faster

Any riding exercise is about the art of the possible. This is especially true with jumping exercises, when a step too far will compromise safety. Exercises and a method should be developed progressively that build confidence and competence for both horse and rider, and in particular also allows room for error.

Jul 04, 2020 Rules

Rule Refresher: Show Jumping Time and Faults

In the show jumping phase, where a ribbon can be won or lost based on a fraction of a second, it is important to understand the rules that determine how time is kept. After reviewing the rules concerning time and other show jumping penalties, one should also examine the rules that outline the faults incurred for each of the different types of penalties.

Jul 03, 2020 Eventing News

Bromont CCI and FEI Eventing Nations Cup August Dates Set To Change

Sue Ockendon, organizer of the MARS Bromont CCI Three-Day Event and the FEI Eventing Nations Cup announced today that the event has decided to consider dates further along the calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for Bromont to confirm that it would be possible for competitors to travel on August 15-18.

Jul 03, 2020 Association News

USEA Horse of the Month: Zydeco Nights

There were 14 USEA recognized events that took place in June, the first month back from the suspension of the eventing calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While no one finished with a score in the teens, Erin Walker and Zydeco Nights came very close. By finishing on a score of 20.0, Walker and Zydeco Nights won the Novice Rider division at the Chattahoochee Hills H.T. on Sunday, June 28.

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