The U.S. Center for SafeSport has notified US Equestrian of updates to its Disciplinary Records following the issuance of a Temporary Suspension to Tommy Serio and Neil Donnelly, Jr., based on allegations of misconduct. In addition, Robert Bielefeld is no longer under a Temporary Suspension, as his suspension was lifted by an arbitrator following an interim measures hearing.
Any person under a Temporary Suspension is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, US Equestrian, and any US Equestrian affiliated organization. Frequently asked questions regarding temporary suspensions are available here.
US Equestrian wants every athlete, parent, coach, support staff, and trainer to know: if you are a victim of abuse or suspect abuse of any kind, there are resources and people to help. The U.S. Center for SafeSport and US Equestrian are working together to provide education and resources to ensure young people and the adults who support them are empowered to speak up and create the safe, respectful environment all athletes deserve. Please visit US Equestrian’s Safe Sport page for these resources and more information about US Equestrian’s Safe Sport initiative.
Please go to www.safesport.org for information about the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the SafeSport Code. For information regarding the US Equestrian Safe Sport Policy, please contact Sonja Keating at [email protected].
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.
The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.