US Equestrian is pleased to announce two competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle. Stable View May Horse Trials has been allocated Week 18 and Woodside Spring Horse Trials has been allocated Week 21. Week 18 was vacated by the previous bid recipient and Week 21 had remained vacant through the previous rounds of bidding.
U.S. organizers participated in a bid process per the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L & Advanced Policies, and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Bid Review Group provided their recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee, who made recommendations for approval to the Board of Directors.
In addition to levels awarded through the bid process, other national levels were approved to be offered at these competitions. The complete list of 2023-2027 venues, dates, and levels can be viewed here.
Additionally, a bid process will open today, Thursday, April 21, for the recently vacated Week 16 for one event to host the CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, and CCI3*-L levels in Area VI on the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar. The bid process will be open for two weeks and close on Thursday, May 5, at 5 p.m. ET. Bid applications must be complete and received via email to [email protected] by the deadline in order to be reviewed. A complete Bid Application Packet must include:
1. Bid Application – All requested information must be provided. An accompanying document for written answers is acceptable. Please be sure to include the question number.
2. Application for License Agreement
3. Map of the venue with a diagram layout of the event
4. Revenue and expense budget outline for the event, including known sponsorship
5. Optional: Letters of support or additional documentation
Organizers who have previously been allocated a bid are eligible to submit bid applications for additional dates. Please direct questions to [email protected] or Amber Braun, Director of Eventing, Sport Administration and Management, at [email protected].
The USEF recognizes and thanks organizers of competitions at all levels – both FEI and National – for their contributions to the overall growth and commitment to the sport in the U.S.
Chants of “War Eagle” were heard from end to end of the White Oak cross-country course as the overnight leaders and defending champions from Auburn University tore between the red and white flags Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard of the 2023 Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
The last three years have been a time of great change throughout the country for homes, businesses and industries. Rising costs of living, shrinking of assistance and changes in demographics have affected so much of our world, and that includes the equine industry. However, not all of the changes are easy to identify. This is why the American Horse Council (AHC), together with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, has kicked off what could be one of the biggest studies in more than 50 years with the 2023 National Economic Impact Study (EIS) for the equine industry.
Twenty-three teams from 13 colleges and universities have traveled far and wide for the seventh annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
If you have been involved at a higher level with the USEA, you probably recognize the names of the two ladies that spearhead all of the efforts of the USEA’s Programs, Partnerships, and Marketing department: Kate Lokey, Director of Programs and Marketing, and Kaleigh Collett, Marketing Coordinator, but a new member of this team has also joined the USEA staff in Heather Johnson, Programs and Inventory Assistant. If you have considered advertising with the USEA or are involved in the USEA’s Young Event Horse, Emerging Athletes U21, New Event Horse, Adult Riders, Young Riders, Classic Series, or Grooms programs, you probably have or most likely will interact with one of these staff members.