Jul 15, 2014

Southern California Equestrian Sports Announces 2014 Awards and Grants

By Athletux - Press Release

Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced the 2014 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors.

“As an organization we are dedicated to assisting riders and events for the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and Globe. Each of our 2014 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.

Allison Springer and Sinead Halpin will receive checks in the amount of $1,500 each for their exemplary fundraising and competitive efforts. Sinead will also receive an additional $500 along with her World Equestrian Games Teammates, who were approved SCES members prior to 2014 consisting of Phillip Dutton, and Boyd Martin. Canadian World Equestrian Games Team Member Hawley Bennett-Awad will also receive a 2014 National Team Member award in the amount of $500.

“SCES is a wonderful foundation helping riders all over the country and globe by supporting their dreams to compete and succeed. I am honored to receive this award and would suggest all of my equestrian peers join in as a part of this organization. I would also like to thank the board and all of the remarkable SCES supporters who have donated money in support of each of our goals,” stated Allison Springer after learning she would receive an award for her fundraising and competitive efforts.

In addition to these monetary awards, aimed at facilitating SCES’s mission of understanding and assisting with the financial commitment it takes to compete at the highest levels of equestrian sports, SCES is proudly donating the team hats this year for all Area VI NAJYRC competitors, their support teams, and their families.

SCES strives to support not only equestrians, but organizers as well for the betterment of the sport, and will offer prize money to the highest placing SCES approved riders in the amount of $500 per level at the Copper Meadows International Horse Trials in Ramona, CA September 5-7 for each of their FEI divisions, consisting of the CIC1*, CIC2* and CIC3*.

James Atkinson who is both the course designer and organizer of Copper Meadows, praised the organization on their support of the equestrian community saying, “We are honored to pass along the support we are receiving from SCES to the riders in our International Divisions. The involvement and participation of SCES helping not only riders, but events is remarkable in furthering our sport.”

Aug 19, 2022 Young Riders

Brown Focuses on Getting Better with the Basics on Final Day of Twin Rivers EA21 Regional Clinic

The final day of the 2022 EA21 Regional Clinics wrapped up on Thursday, August 18 at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California. The second day of the west-coast-based clinic began with a short lecture from clinician Rebecca Brown who summed up show jumping in two simple quotes: “Show Jumping is dressage with speed bumps,” and “Have an organized stride and maintain it through the lines and turns.” Both were a continuation of the work that was done the day before in the dressage session.

Aug 18, 2022 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: Aug 17-21

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

Aug 18, 2022 Young Riders

Tackling the Mental Game that is Dressage at Day One of Twin Rivers EA21 Regional Clinic

The USEA Emerging Athlete (EA21) Regional Clinics continued farther down the West Coast yesterday to the picturesque town of Paso Robles, California. Nestled in the countryside between rolling hills and vineyards, the beautiful Twin Rivers Ranch played host to this invitational event.

Aug 17, 2022 News

In Memoriam: Richard Picken

Richard Mark Picken, 53, lost a courageous battle with cancer on August 13, 2022, dying peacefully at home. Born in the UK, he emigrated to Kentucky in 2013 and became an instant fixture on the US Equestrian Federation’s eventing and show jumping circuits. A top coach and trainer, he traveled throughout the USA and overseas with his students to competitions. He enjoyed coaching young riders and training inexperienced horses as much as he thrived under the pressure of an international championship.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA