The inaugural Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge series came to a close in November with the West Coast Final in Temecula, Calif., and the East Coast Final in Tryon, N.C. Over the course of the 2021 eventing season, the YTC included eight different legs at established events, offering youth athletes from all USEA Areas the opportunity to take part in team competition at the CCI1*, CCI2*, and CCI3* levels.
CCI1* Overall Individual Champion: Chloe Johnson
"It was a wonderful experience to be on a team with such supportive people," said Chloe. "While Area V did not have our own team in the 1*, everyone else from Area V encouraged each other and helped each other out in the barn. Our combined area 1* team allowed me to meet new, incredibly nice people from areas other than Area V that I may not have had the chance to meet otherwise."
CCI1* Overall Individual Standings:
CCI1* Overall Team Standings
CCI2* Overall Individual Champion: Rebecca Roth
CCI2* Overall Individual Standings:
CCI2* Overall Team Standings
CCI3* Overall Individual Champion: Audrey Sanborn
CCI3* Overall Individual Standings:
CCI3* Overall Team Standings:
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Gina, owned by Corwin Sport Horses, LLC, is the likely recipient of the 2023 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. prize. Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) is a 7-year-old Hanoverian mare ridden by Chris Talley and was bred by Hartwig Von Holten in Germany.
At the August USEA Board of Governors meeting, a proposition was brought forth to officially recognize what is commonly referred to as “Starter level” as a USEA division. For many years now, Starter level has been offered as a test at USEA approved events. The decision to recognize the level officially would allow those competing in Starter level divisions to receive recognition on the USEA Leaderboards and to compete at the Starter level at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) in the future. The motion was approved to recognize this level, and the USEA staff have been hard at work preparing all of the rules, guidelines, and standards that will go along with this level’s recognition for the 2024 season.
Karma is developing into one of the fastest and most-reliable cross-country horses in the West. The 9-year-old bay Oldenburg mare and James Alliston won their third-straight blue ribbon together at either the four-star or Advanced level in the CCI4*-S at the Twin Rivers Fall International in Paso Robles, California, with the only double-clear cross-country round on Saturday.