Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.
Opportunities to participate in SEE Month include:
Unable to make a monetary donation? Simply sharing this email, the SEE month website, or any of our social media posts helps us reach our goals.
These donations and the resulting support and awareness will help Strides for Equality Equestrians bolster its efforts to provide opportunities to deserving riders. Our programs currently include the twice-per-year Ever So Sweet Scholarship (accepting applications for Winter 2022 through 10/15), ongoing Access Program Grants, and maintaining a directory of allied barns and programs around the United States.
For those interested in applying for Ever So Sweet Winter 2022 or a future award, SEE leadership committee member Sally Spickard will host an Instagram Live (@stridesforequality) on Sunday, October 2 at 6 p.m. EST with all three former ESS recipients: Helen Casteel (Summer 2021), Sierra Lesny (Winter 2021), Nora Huynh-Watkins (Summer 2022).
Additional opportunities currently available and closing soon are a Sponsored Rider opportunity at the Barnstable USEA Educational Event & Three-Day (applications close 10/10) as well as a Training Mini-Camp in Florida with Ashley Johnson (applications close 10/15).
Any individuals or organizations wishing to participate in SEE Month as a donor can indicate their interest using this Google Form.
For more information about SEE Month, please click here.
About Strides for Equality Equestrians
To help SEE the Change and BE an Ally and to learn more about Strides for Equality Equestrians please visit www.stridesforequality.org. You can make a tax-deductible donation on the SEE website or at the USEA Foundation website www.useafoundation.org under the SEE program in the drop down menu.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE), founded in 2020 as an allyship program for the equestrian community, seeks to address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in equestrian sports. SEE promotes a more inclusive culture by listening to and addressing the concerns of Black, Indigenous, and people of color within the community while educating equestrians about effective allyship.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has opened nominations for the annual appreciation awards through Oct. 29. This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.
Anticipation for the 2024 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship and inaugural USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Championship is growing, and the host venue, Stable View, is up for the task of making both events an unforgettable experience for all involved. For the first time, the Intercollegiate and IEL program championships will be hosted on the same weekend at the Stable View H.T. in Aiken, South Carolina, on May 4-5, 2024, creating greater unity between the programs and demonstrating a clear pipeline of participation in the sport from grade school through college and beyond.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.