On Friday March 27, The USEA announced the extension of the suspension of recognition for competitions and activities under its direct jurisdiction held in the U.S. until May 3, 2020. This decision coincided with the announcement by U.S. Equestrian that all USEF-owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities will be suspended until May 3, 2020.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an extraordinary impact on all aspects of lives around the world, the USEA Board of Governors will meet again before the suspension period is lifted to consider the term of the suspension. The USEA has also fielded calls regarding the status of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC).
At this time, the AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020. “The USEA Board of Governors will be reviewing the qualification standards during the suspension of competition to ensure that the qualifications are achievable given the suspension,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “At the same time, the Board of Governors will ensure the highest standards of competition and safety are considered and met.” The USEA and the Board of Governors are closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC as well as federal, state, and local guidelines, and will maintain communication to the membership with any decisions that arise.
For more COVID-19 resources, visit here.
The USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds is the pinnacle of the sport for the national levels. Held annually, the best junior, adult amateur, and professional competitors gather to vie for national championship titles at every level from Beginner Novice to Advanced. This ultimate test of horse and rider draws hundreds of horses and riders from around the country to compete for fabulous prizes, a piece of the substantial prize money, and the chance to be named the National Champion at their respective levels. The 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds will be held August 25-August 30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Click here to learn more about the USEA American Eventing Championships.
Entries are strong leading up to the exciting return of the MARS Bromont CCI that is taking place June 8-12 in rural Bromont, Quebec. Bromont is a popular destination for North American competitors who are eager to return to this 1976 Olympic Games venue just 90 minutes from Burlington, Vermont.
Five-star season is well underway and four U.S.-based pairs have turned their focus toward the CCI5*-L at the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials which takes place June 16-19 in Salzhausen, Germany. We caught up with each rider to get their thoughts on their decision to make the trek overseas and what they hope their horses glean from the experience.
Adequan® returns as The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA and Title Sponsor of the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final for 2022.
The 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place on May 21-22 at Chattahoochee Hills H.T. in Fairburn, Georgia, and 92 championship competitors will be making the trip to Georgia to compete. Will a new Champion emerge this year or will the University of Kentucky defend its Championship title?