The United States Eventing Association (USEA) recently announced the release of applications for the USEA Emerging Athletes 21 (EA21) program. The USEA would like to remind all USEA Young Rider program members aged 21 and under to apply for the program before the closing date of June 17, 2022.
Applications are open here, and one copy will be sent to the USEA after submission, and one copy will automatically go to the rider’s USEA Area Young Rider Coordinator.
Athletes must select the primary clinic that they are applying for, and it is recommended to have each applicant select a reserve clinic choice in the application, in the case that they are not accepted into their first choice. The athlete must commit to attending the clinic(s) they have applied to if selected. Twelve riders will be accepted in each of the 5 regional clinics:
East Coast I – Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) – July 25-26, 2022
East Coast II – Stable View Farm (Aiken, S.C.) – July 25-26, 2022
Central – Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) – August 1-2, 2022
West Coast I – Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) – August 15-16, 2022
West Coast II – Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) – August 17-18, 2022
The USEA will cover the regional clinic cost and stabling fees for all accepted applicants. Applicants will be responsible for travel and lodging costs. Athletes will be selected by the designated selectors within their Area of membership and invited to attend one clinic. Accepted applicants will be contacted and announced around July 1, 2022.
On May 1, 2022, Max Corcoran was appointed as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator. In her role, Corcoran will support the areas of communication, logistics, and management of the teams for the Eventing Programs to deliver sustained success at World and Olympic Games level. As the Facilitator, she will work closely with the interim Chef d’Equipe/Team Manager, Bobby Costello, and eventing staff to build solid lines of communication with athletes, grooms, owners, coaches, veterinarians, and all stakeholders linked to the athletes and develop the structures around the Elite Program and senior U.S. Eventing Team.
Imagine: you are at the biggest sporting event of your life. The stakes are high, and you have spent countless hours preparing for it. However, you are expected to just show up and immediately perform. You cannot stretch or take a practice swing. You have no time to loosen up or sharpen your eye. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Just like us, our horses need adequate time to warm up each day. A warmup is any preparation for work, and it is often the leading edge of that work. It is the small aid response that becomes the more advanced aid response.
This year a new class will be joining the 47 eventing legends currently in the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Eventing Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those invited to join the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Hall of Fame members have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founding fathers, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels.