Tag: Coronavirus

Jul 31, 2020

High Performance in the Time of COVID-19

Going into 2020, we in High Performance had a clear plan on how to be best prepared for the Tokyo Olympic Games. When the selection trials in Kentucky, Badminton, and Jersey Fresh were all canceled, we had to swiftly develop a plan for our final selection event.

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Aug 17, 2020 Eventing News

Morven Park to Only Host National Event, CCI Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The FEI levels originally scheduled at the Morven Park Fall Horse Trials from October 2-4, 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. This would have been the first time a CCI4*-L was offered at Morven Park. Park staff were anticipating a record number of competitors, volunteers, and officials to attend from around the United States and other countries. Additionally, inaugural CCI2*YH-S and CCI3*YH-S levels had been planned to showcase up-and-coming horses.

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Jul 29, 2020 Eventing News

Use of Face Masks/Coverings and Pandemic-Related Requirements

We are nearly two full months into a return to competition. While we are all grateful for the opportunity to enjoy competing again, the challenges and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic remain part of our daily lives. Governors are beginning to pull back or even reverse reopening initiatives in several states as positivity rates are increasing.

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Jul 27, 2020 AEC

30 Days to AEC: COVID-19 Measures in Effect During the Event

The 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) is just one month away! This year, the AEC is on August 25-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. For anyone looking forward to competing at the 2020 AEC, please review the safety measures below that will be in place during the event.

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Jul 24, 2020 Eventing News

2020 Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event Canceled

The health of our competitors, spectators, officials, volunteers, and everyone else involved in the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event production is very important to us. We announced on May 24, 2020 that we felt confident in OJC’s ability to run the 2020 Event and the accompanying USEF CCI4*-L National Championships as scheduled.

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Jun 19, 2020 Eventing News

Update to COVID-19 Competition Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions

Now that some competitions have resumed, it is important that we all remain vigilant in our efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission when attending a USEF-licensed competition. Please remember that we are among the first sports to reopen, and by strictly adhering to these requirements and best practices we can demonstrate to local, state, and federal authorities that the equestrian community is able to manage our sport in a safe and responsible manner.

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Jun 17, 2020 Association News

A Safe Return to Competition Starts with Listening

As COVID-19 hit the U.S. nationwide, it forced the cancellation of the eventing calendar from March 16 to June 1. During the suspension of USEA recognized events, the USEA Official Podcast kept members informed about what was happening with the sport and helped prepare everyone for a safe return to competition. Recording from the safety of their own homes, the hosts of the USEA Official Podcast dive deep into life amidst COVID-19 on episodes #255-#259.

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Jun 10, 2020 Competitions

Through the Lens: The Return to Competition

After nearly three long months of waiting, eventers were finally able to return to competition this past weekend with three events taking place at River Glen in New Market, Tennessee; Feather Creek in Norman, Oklahoma; and Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania. The USEA attended the Plantation Field Horse Trials on Friday to observe the return to competition amid new restrictions put in place by the USEF to protect all in attendance from COVID-19.

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Jun 08, 2020 Competitions

The New Normal: Eventing in the Age of COVID-19

It’s been nearly three months since USEA recognized competitions were suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this past weekend saw competitors returning to the field of play at three events across the country: River Glen in New Market, Tennessee; Feather Creek in Norman, Oklahoma; and Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania.

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Jun 05, 2020 Association News

USEA Podcast #259: Sinead Maynard's Recipe for a Successful Return to Competition

The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.

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May 30, 2020 Educational Activities

MACTA Cross-Country Schooling Day a Success Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.

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