Feb 24, 2022

Update on EHV-1 in California

By USEF - Edited Press Release

USEF is working closely with competition organizers, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and participants to manage the EHV-1 situation in California. This morning the USEF are reminding all members of the biosecurity safeguards which are currently in place to protect horses. Later this afternoon, USEF will publish a full update on the current status based on the latest CDFA assessment of the situation. For ongoing updates, please refer to the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Equine Disease Communication Center websites.

Desert International Horse Park is not allowing new horses on site and an epidemiological investigation is ongoing to determine the links between cases and any further measures that can be taken to protect horses.

USEF would also like to remind all participants all competitions of the importance of following biosecurity requirements and best practices:

Avoid animal-to-animal contact

Do not share equipment between horses. IF YOU MUST SHARE, scrub and clean equipment with detergent and dry completely between shared use.

When filling water buckets, DO NOT dip the end of the hose in each bucket. Hold the hose above the water when filling.

Wash/sanitize hands thoroughly before and after direct horse contact

Limit human-horse contact

Check and record temperatures twice daily

Any suspicion of illness in horses, including a temperature over 101.5°F, should be immediately reported to the show office and veterinarian.

Immediately isolate and/or quarantine any horse exhibiting symptoms of illness

DO NOT travel to another competition for 14 days

Because humans can be a means of disease transmission, avoid moving between barns unless absolutely necessary

USEF has received reports of non-compliance with ordered quarantine and entry requirements at competitions. These reports are under investigation. Substantiated violations will result in penalties.

Comprehensive information on biosecurity protocols can be found here:

Competition Safety and Biosecurity

Biosecurity Measures for Horses at Home and at Competitions

Apr 17, 2024 News

Weekend Quick Links: April 20-21

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.

Apr 17, 2024 Profile

The VIP Volunteer: Debra Sue Waters

Since the mid-’80s, lifelong horsewoman and professional artist Debra Sue Waters has devoted countless hours to the sport of eventing, and last year topped the rankings of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in Area V. Assisting behind the scenes at an event just comes naturally to the Millsap, Texas, resident.

Apr 16, 2024 Education

Tips to Keep Eventing Competition Management Happy

Have you thanked your competition management team lately? Here’s your spring season reminder to do just that! Whether you’ll be debuting in the Starter division or cruising around at Advanced, competition management has a lot of moving parts to manage that will ensure a great experience for you and your horse. Keep your competition management team happy and help support the future of eventing with these quick tips from STRIDER.

Apr 16, 2024 USEA Foundation

MARS Bromont Rising Returns for June 2024

The MARS Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program, administered by the USEA Foundation, is pleased to announce that up to 10 grants of up to $2,500 each will once again be available for talented young riders aged 25 and under, who are aiming to compete in the MARS Bromont (Quebec, Canada) U25CCI divisions in June, 2024. Highlighting this year’s program is the return of three-time German Olympic team member Bettina Hoy, as a guest coach for 2024.

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