Nov 29, 2018

USEA Launches New and Improved Website

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff

On Friday, November 30, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) launched a fully redesigned website at www.useventing.com. The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality, and enriched content areas to help our members and all eventing enthusiasts find the information they need.

Dropdown menus clearly outline all of the sections of the website with the most-used items such as horse and rider search and the calendar prominently displayed on the home page. The main slider will feature important reminders for USEA members with updates rotated through frequently.

The USEA website is updated on a daily basis with news, educational articles, profiles, videos, and more. Bookmark www.useventing.com as your go-to site for everything you need to know about eventing in the U.S.

“The USEA media staff analyzed the online traffic on www.useventing.com and have gone to great lengths to make the more popular parts of the website easier to access,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “The horse and rider search, the calendar of events, and simplifying the new eventer experience by better promoting www.discovereventing.com are some of the more noticeable changes. Those now appear front and center on the home page."

"However, the primary need for this update was for online security and compatibility purposes," continued Burk. "Change is always difficult, and I know that there will be some growing pains as we reacquaint ourselves with the new design and fix any issues that arise. The USEA offers tens of thousands of unique educational content pages and undoubtedly, we will find some portions of the new site that need adjustment. If you find any issues with the new website, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.”

The website is still under construction, so please be patient as we work to sort out any missing items and broken links.

Helpful hints about the new www.useventing.com

How do I find all of the events offered in my Area?

Hover over Events + Competitions and click on “Calendar” then click on your state and it will load all of the events in your Area. Or just click on “View Full Competition Calendar” on the home page in the “Events This Week” module.

I need to look up a record for my horse – where do I go?

Just type your horse’s name in the “Search Horse” box in the middle right of the homepage and click on the horse’s name to view his record. Need a rider’s record? Just select the arrow next to the word “horse” to switch to “rider.”

I need to find my dressage test for my upcoming event – where is it?

Dressage tests can be found on the “Dressage Tests” page under Events + Competitions > Resources. Alternatively, you can find them on the full “Forms & Documents” page or by clicking on the link at the top of the event’s calendar listing.

Am I qualified for my upcoming event? Can I use this bit?

This information and more can be found in the USEF Rules For Eventing. We have a link to it on the USEA website under Events + Competitions > Resources > Rules or by clicking on the link on the top of each calendar listing.

I want to renew my membership, register a horse, and enter an event on the website – can I do that?

Yes! Just go to the USEA’s Online Services by clicking “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the website.

Where are the 2019 American Eventing Championships? What do I need to do to qualify my horse?

Everything you need to know about the AEC is located under Events + Competitions > Series + Championships > American Evening Championships. Just click on “AEC Competitor Information” on the right-hand side to find qualification information.

I am looking for a new trainer. Do you have any listed on your website?

The USEA has hundreds of certified eventing instructors listed on the website. Just go to Safety + Education > Instructors and then on the right-hand side of the page you will find the “Directory of Certified Eventing Instructors” page.

I am so excited to attend the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Where can I find the information I need?

Everything you need to know about Convention is under the Membership section of the website. Or you can find it by clicking on the slide on the homepage.

I want to read the latest articles posted by the USEA – where do I find them?

To read the latest news, just scroll down below the home page slider and “Events This Week” module. The newest feature will be displayed in the top position with older news in the two rows under it. Just click on the article title to read the full text. Want to see all of the USEA’s articles in one place? Click the “Read all news” button on the home page or hover over News + Media and click on “News.”

I just want to read about a particular topic – can I do that?

If you only want to read articles and news related to a particular segment of the USEA – maybe young horses or officials – then go to the page of the topic you are interested in and you can find related news (and see all of the documents and resources) in the right-hand column.

I’m behind on listening to the USEA podcast – can I catch up on all of the past ones in one place?

All USEA podcasts are under News + Media > Podcasts. Just click on the category, find the one that you want to listen to, and enjoy!

I don’t like to read – do you have any videos?

The USEA has hundreds of educational videos in its U.S. Eventing TV library. Just click on News + Media > U.S. Eventing TV and watch away.

I’m new to eventing and looking for information on how to get started. Where should I go on the website?

You can find everything you need to know about getting started with eventing at Discover Eventing. Visit the site by clicking on the “Learn More” button on the Discover Eventing video or find the link under the “About” section.

Who do I contact if I can’t find what I need?

Please contact Jessica Duffy at [email protected] or (703) 779-9898 if you need help navigating the new website.

Who do I contact if I encounter technical difficulties?

Please contact [email protected] if you encounter any bugs or portions of the website that are not functioning properly.

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