Surrounded by the foothills of Temecula Valley, Galway Downs in Temecula, California, hosted the Galway Downs International Horse Trials two weeks ago. The nearly 300 riders in attendance competing in Novice through Intermediate horse trials and CIC*, CIC2*, and Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* divisions enjoyed the sunny skies and balmy temperatures that Southern California is known for this time of year. Soak up some of that sunshine by taking a look through the lens of the USEA. Want to catch up on all the action from the event? Check it out here.
From the time we begin jumping, we are always working on perfecting the canter. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to train with a variety of top professionals and each had their tried and true method for developing the right canter to jump a clear round. The best instructors have their own methods for helping their students recognize this “perfect” canter.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.