Become a part of the organization that has built eventing in the U.S.! It’s almost 2020 which makes it the perfect time to renew, update, and/or discover the perks of a USEA membership.
Anyone and everyone can be a member, as there are five different memberships with the USEA – Full, Junior, Collegiate, Life, and Supporting. Every form of membership comes with a subscription to Eventing USA, the only print magazine solely dedicated to eventing in the U.S.
Through the USEA Member Rewards Program, USEA membership also provides exclusive discounts to a variety of businesses including Nunn Finer, C4 belts, Etalon Diagnostics, and more. Enrollment is free and automatic when you renew your membership each year with the USEA. Services range from insurance providers to hotel and travel accommodations to online marketing tools. Log in to Online Services today to take advantage of these exclusive offers.
Updating your profile and horse’s profile on USEA online services is paramount for the USEA to accurately report information. The USEA database is where show organizers go to find information on horse and rider combinations, which means if it’s incorrect in the USEA database, it will also be incorrect at events. The USEA strongly encourages everyone to make sure their profile and their horse’s profile is complete and accurate. Find out how to update your information with USEA Online Services by clicking here.
Always remember to ‘Love the horse first, become a member second.’
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
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.
What happens to a dream deferred? Steve and Vicki Sukup wouldn’t know, because frankly, that’s not their style. Steve is the president and CEO of family-owned Sukup Manufacturing, and also happens to be the co-owner of another Iowan delight—Mo Donegal, the Belmont Stakes winner who was dressed in white carnations earlier this month. Steve and his wife Vicki also have another equine connection who is pretty well known in the eventing world: Elisa Wallace.
Anyone who has ever gone from driving a runaround to taking the wheel of a Ferrari can testify that that there are cars—and then, there are cars. Ben Noonan had a similar epiphany on horseback when he went from riding a trail horse over cross-country fences to riding an eventer. “I didn’t really understand why everyone liked eventing so much,” said Ben, now 18 and on the cusp of a professional career, “until I was riding an event horse.”
From the tadpole division at the local starter horse trials through the CCI5* at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day, equestrian competition brings people together. At every level, horse shows can expand community and foster growth for the sport of eventing.