Aug 18, 2023

USEA Foundation Encourages Riders to Submit Applications for the Richard Picken Memorial Grants

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The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Richard Picken Memorial Grants through October 15th. Established in memory of the late Richard Picken by his loved ones, the Richard Picken Memorial Grants from the Fund of the same name are established to fund the intensive training of riders aged 25 years and younger competing at the FEI CCI2* level or higher.

Grants from the Richard Picken Memorial Fund will be awarded annually to one rider competing at the FEI CCI2* level or higher. The fund is intended to grant $5,000 each year. Grant applicants will submit the following information for consideration:

  • Relevant information, including their name, horse(s), current trainer(s), age, location etc.,
  • Whether they have been a participant on any relevant USEA or USEF programs,
  • Two written references,
  • An estimation of their personal performance strengths and weaknesses, with notable focus on show jumping,
  • A video of a recent show jumping round from a licensed USEF competition,
  • A description with whom they would train and how they would spend the grant funds, and
  • Any additional information reasonably requested by the Review Committee.

Grant applications will be accepted here through October 15th. Further information may be collected by the Review Committee in advance of the grant announcement made at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.

For additional information contact Rob Burk.

About the USEA Foundation

The fundamental mission of the USEA Foundation is to protect and preserve the sport of eventing for future generations and to provide support for the core educational, safety, and equine welfare programs of the USEA. In addition, the Foundation administers educational grants for riders with the intent of preparing them to reach their goals. Learn more about the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org.

Jun 21, 2024 Competitions

Paris-Bound Riders Reflect on Day 1 of Mandatory Outing

The first day of this weekend’s mandatory outing for the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team kicked off on Friday, June 21, as the team riders, including all the reserves, took part in the Advanced division at the Stable View Summer H.T. With legendary Ian Stark revving up the spectators’ team spirit as announcer, the riders are using this event as a final prep before the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Jun 21, 2024 Eventing News

2024 Rebecca Farm Travel Grants Announced

The Event at Rebecca Farm is set to begin in less than one month in Kalispell, Montana. Competitors from around the country are preparing to travel to the event, and thanks to the generosity of the Broussard Family Charitable Foundation and administration of the USEA Foundation, that trip will be made more accessible through the Rebecca Farm Travel Grants.

Jun 21, 2024 Eventing News

Quick Links: June 22-23

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

Jun 21, 2024 Eventing News

Now on Course: Coree Reuter-McNamara Has Found Her Strength and Courage in a Special OTTB

New Years Eve 2015. I was laying in bed, waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square, thinking about the previous year, and listening to my husband snore. A few months before, I had lost my heart horse to ring bone. He’d had to permanently retire before he was even 10 and went back to his breeders to be a pasture puff for the rest of his life.

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