This year will mark the fifth annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships and it is expected to be the biggest one yet. Sewanee is looking to put in a competitive finish, University of Florida is aiming to send three teams, Clemson University is hoping to take back their Championship title they won in 2017, and Auburn University will be looking to win for the third year in a row. The 2020 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 16-17, 2020 at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, Georgia.
The event offers Beginner Novice - Intermediate levels and the coveted Spirit Award will return again this year.
All schools including junior colleges and online universities are encouraged to participate and send as many competitors as possible. There are no qualifications necessary to compete in these Championships, but there are two requirements. First, the student must be registered as a USEA Collegiate Member and enrolled as an undergraduate student. Please note that students may compete in the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships up to six months after graduating, allowing December graduates to compete in the May Championships. Second, the school must be an affiliate of the USEA. Every school has to renew each year, click here to renew for 2020.
To make this year’s Championships the best one yet, the USEA will be awarding a commemorative Senior gift to every Senior student competing at Championships. The USEA will offer the Mentorship Program for the first time during Championships. The USEA will also offer a Graduate division at Championships which will allow graduate students to compete in their own division separate from the Championship for undergraduate students.
The University of Kentucky won the Spirit Award in 2018 and last year they took home the Reserve Championship title. Will this year be their year to take home the big win? Or will Auburn University make history and win for the third year in a row? It’s anyone’s game come May 16!
Check out the links below for the latest USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program news.
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. Many events across the country now offer Intercollegiate Team Challenges 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.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
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).