May 10, 2016

The UC Davis Three-Day Event Team Stands Strong on The West Coast

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) offers many perks for eventers continuing their careers through college or for those who want to try the sport for the first time. With small local shows, nearby cross country courses, and top rated events only a few hours away, there is truly something for everyone. We even have our own derby field and cross-country jumps at the university equestrian center (The EQC as we call it) where most of the team members keep their horses. The EQC has everything an eventer could need, including that derby field, as well as a track, outdoor arenas, hacking space, and a massive indoor. Plus, it’s just a short walk from the UC Davis Veterinary School, the US News & World Report’s #1 ranked veterinary school in the country.

Team members Amanda Blake, Liza Wilkinson and Kenzie Wilkinson. Wendy Blake Photo.

The vet school is home to a top-notch teaching hospital, which has helped numerous team members with their own horses. We all wish nothing ever happened to our equine partners, but we know accidents and emergencies are never totally avoidable, and it has made a huge difference for team members dealing with emergency colics, lameness, or other veterinary issues. Having such a great resource close by helps bring some peace of mind, since we all know how fragile horses can be!

Team Vice President Kendra Mitchell and her own Russian Roulette. Nicole Fava Photo.

As the school year closes (only 5 more weeks!), we look forward to our team shows at Woodland Stallion Station and Woodside Horse Park. If you are going to be at any of these shows, please don’t hesitate to come talk to us! Whether you’re a fellow collegiate eventer at your own school, applying to colleges or thinking about college, team members love to talk about what it is that we do, and we are always happy to answer any questions you might have. We would also love to help you start a program at your own school to get more teams on the west coast, so feel free to contact us! College is fun, but eventing in college makes it that much better! With such a great support network in the team, balancing school and riding is doable in college.

If you are interested in learning more about the UC Davis Event Team, check out our website at http://www.ucdaviseventing.com/ or like our page on Facebook. We even have an instagram! (@ucdeventing). If you have any questions feel free to message us or send an email to [email protected].

We would also like to thank our sponsors Higby’s Country Feed, Brenda's Tack Warehouse, Kastel, and Revitavet, and our coach, Holly Fox, who make all of this possible for us.

Jan 23, 2022 Area Resources

Meet the USEA Areas: Area I

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.

Jan 22, 2022 Instructors

A Treasure Trove of Information: Get Another Sneak Peek at the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.

Jan 21, 2022 Young Event Horse

Get Your Young Event Horses Ready: 2022 YEH Calendar and YEH Rule Change Updates Announced

The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.

Jan 20, 2022 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: January 22-23

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.

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