The Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials opens on Aug 9th and is offering an early bird discount to those competitors whose entries are post marked by Aug 23rd. In addition to the $20 discount, the closing date for withdrawing and receiving a full refund less office fee will be extended by one week for those who submit an early bird entry.
The Area VIII Beginner Novice and Novice Championship divisions will have $20 from each entry as prize money. Last year there was $400 per division awarded. There will also be an award for the youngest and oldest riders in both of the championship divisions to recognize those riders who have been supporting support the sport of eventing for awhile and encouraging those riders who will be the future of the sport. A full list of qualified riders will be posted at www.usea8.org.
There will be a Masters Beginner Novice & Novice Rider divisions for riders over 50 who have not competed above Novice & and Training respectively in the last two years. If there are not enough entries to make a division; there will be an award for the best scoring Masters at each level.
More information will be posted at www.stonegatefarm.org
In 2019, the USEA introduced two new national leaderboards: the 6-year-old horse and 7-year-old horse leaderboards. The 6-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 6-year-old horses at the Preliminary, CCI2*-S, and CCI2*-L levels and the 7-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 7-year-old horses at the Intermediate, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L levels.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the formation of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and a new partnership between the USEA Foundation and Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE).
The USEA is very sad to hear the news of the passing of From, the 28-year-old Russian Thoroughbred gelding (Mif x Floema), owned by Charlotte Harris and ridden by Stephen Bradley.
In less than a year the USEA Foundation, USEA, and a group of passionate stakeholders have managed to raise $500,000 to build frangible fences thanks to donations from USEA members and eventing enthusiasts around the country. This money has gone directly to 116 different USEA recognized events with 151 frangible tables, 53 oxers, and 34 gate/wall fences already out on course – all built with grants distributed by the USEA Foundation.