She’s added nothing to her dressage score all season, she has a 100 percent clear cross-country rate on her USEA record, and she finished with the best finishing score out of everyone in the 2019 USEA competition season: Madoc Mari is the USEA December Horse of the Month! Madoc Mari (Lidgett Meredith x Madoc Gwyneth) is an 11-year-old Welsh mare bred by Carol A. Sewell and owned and ridden by Kalie Beckers.
Confirmed by our friends at EquiRatings, Beckers and Madoc Mari’s score of 15.3 in the Open Beginner Novice division at Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trials has set the record for the lowest score of 2019.
A super pony that smiles every time she gets a cookie, learn more about the December Horse of the Month from owner/rider, Kalie Beckers.
About Madoc Mari:
“Mari aka Super Pony”
“Dimples Molasses cookies, she loves her cookies!”
“Extrovert, most of the time. Anytime feed or treats are involved she will be your BFF.”
“She loves cookies! It's her favorite thing about the day. She works for the cookies!”
“Mari is super happy she smiles every single time she gets a cookie! She also has other jobs. She competes Third and Fourth Level dressage, competes Intro levels with little kids, and has tried some western dressage as well. Her favorite of her jobs is probably packing around the kids.”
EquiRatings statistics on Madoc Mari in 2019:
Miss any of the previous horses? Follow the links to read about the February Horse of the Month, March Horse of the Month, April Horse of the Month, May Horse of the Month, June Horse of the Month, July Horse of the Month, August Horse of the Month, September Horse of the Month, October Horse of the Month, and November Horse of the Month.
About the USEA Horse of the Month
New in 2019, the USEA is recognizing an event horse each month on the USEA website and social media. The USEA Horse of the Month is determined based on statistics and event results and announced at the beginning of every month. The December Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance of the 2019 USEA Competition season.
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.