Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced today the 2017 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors. “As an organization we are proud to recognize this year’s recipients on their dedication to the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and globe. Each of our 2017 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.
SCES is proud to award a total of five thousand dollars in grants to this year’s recipients in recognition of their fundraising efforts and competitive success - Allison Springer (awarded $2,750), Lauren Billys (awarded $1,500), and Gina Miles (awarded $750).
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 additionally takes pride in supporting organizers who make equestrian sports better for participants and all involved.
SCES congratulates the 2017 winners, and wishes them the best of luck in all future endeavors.
About Southern California Equestrian Sports:
Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc. (SCES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to help equestrian riders and organizers raise tax-deductible funds to compete in or support their national and international competitions throughout the United States.
SCES is a designed to help athletes and owners expand their financial resources to train and compete by allowing supporters to receive a tax-deductible benefit for contributions. SCES understands the financial commitment it takes to compete at the highest levels of equestrian sports and therefore established an organization to help foster development and competition.
SCES will consider any equestrian or competition meeting the eligibility criteria, in any discipline that is nationally or internationally recognized, for grants. The seven FEI disciplines are combined driving, dressage, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining, and vaulting.
SCES has been granted a tax-exempt status under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible at the maximum allowed by law and donations can be made on behalf of Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc.
The USEA Board of Governors (BOG) concluded a productive two days of the August BOG meeting on Wednesday, August 9th in Dulles, Virginia led by USEA President Max Corcoran. All but four BOG members were able to attend in person this year. Many key items related to eventing in the U.S. were discussed at great length including safety, membership strategies, competition procedures, visibility of the sport, and more over the course of the two-day gathering.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in a traditional long format Three-Day Event? Can you imagine the thrill of three additional phases leading into cross-country? In the early 2000s, eventing began to shift away from long format events and toward modern short-format competitions. Not all is lost though! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) created the USEA Classic Series to give riders a taste of the old school experience. These competitions preserve eventing’s history and allow riders at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels to take on the challenge of traditional long format events.
As the cutoff date to qualify for Le Lion inches closer, talented young horses and riders in contention for the The Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant are gearing up for the final push in hopes of being selected as the grant recipient. Grant funds will assist the selected pair with costs associated with competing at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship slated to be held later this fall. 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships competitors and their respective owners and riders have paid careful attention to this summer’s schedule making sure that they would meet the necessary qualifications for La Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.