US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL.
The following combinations have received funding for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* taking place May 2-6, in Gloucestershire, England:
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Thomas A. Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) with Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare
As the national champion of the 2017 The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*, Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) will utilize his prize of one free, round-trip flight to Europe from The Dutta Corp. to take Four Star Eventing Group’s OBOS O’Reilly, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, to compete at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
The following combinations have received funding for the Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL taking place June 14-17, in Salzhausen, Germany:
Phillip Dutton with Revelation Group’s Fernhill Revelation, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) with Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC’s Shamwari 4, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding will receive partial funding.
Funding is only considered upon receipt of an application. Land Rover funding can be revoked at any time should a combination suffer a loss of current form and/or performance, or if veterinary concerns are found regarding a horse. Prior to departure, all horses will be evaluated for soundness by a USEF-approved veterinarian.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF sponsors and members.
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).