The Federation Equestre International (FEI) announced today that the officials for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been appointed.
Phillip Surl of Great Britain will serve as the Technical Delegate and Neil Mackenzie-Hall (NZL) will serve as Assistant TD. Eventing’s Chief Steward is Helen Christie (NZL).
Nick Burton, also of Great Britain, is the President of the Ground Jury for eventing, joined by ground jury members Christina Klingspor (SWE) and Jane Hamlin (USA).
Derek di Grazia, designer of many top events in the United States including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, is the cross-country course designer.
The president of the Veterinary Commission is Tomohiko Amaya (JPN), serving alongside Emily Sandler (USA) and Alessandro Centinaio (ITA).
The Appeal Committee, FEI Tribunal, Dressage Supervisory Panel, and Limb Sensitivity Veterinarians as well as the Paralympic ITOs will be appointed during the course of the year.
For all information related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including the Test Event, Qualification, Rules and Regulations as well ITOs and related documents on thermally challenging environments, please click here.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.
You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?
Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.
So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?