The US Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant and USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grants, kindly given through the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, for the end of the 2018 competition season.
The following athletes have received funding for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3* in Elkton, Md., from October 18-21, 2018:
Sydney Conley Elliott (Bossier City, La.) and Cisko A, Carol Stephens’s 12-year-old Westphalian gelding, received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grant.
Emilee Libby (Temecula, Calif.) and Jakobi, a 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding she owns with Linda Libby, received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grant.
Frankie Thieriot Stutes (Occidental, Calif.) and Chatwin, The Chatwin Group’s 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding, received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grant.
The following athletes have received funding for the Ocala Jockey Club International CCI3* in Reddick, Fla., from November 15-18, 2018:
Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Mai Baum, a 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell, received a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars National Developing Rider Grant.
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and RF Cool Play, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 10-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, received a Land Rover/USEF Eventing Competition Grant.
All funding is dependent on the horses starting the competitions.
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My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
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).