Jan 08, 2017

USEA Medal Program Recognizes Competition Consistency

By Shelby Allen - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

USEA Medal Program, founded in 2009, aims to recognize riders who steadily work to hone their skills at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. Medals won are a testament to a high level of proficiency achieved. These are awarded to a rider who finishes three horse trials at a particular level with a final score below a preset requirement (i.e. for a Novice Bronze medal you must finish on a score of a 50 or below). Each of the final scores must be earned at separate locations, and all scores counting toward the medal program must include zero cross-country jump penalties. Competitors must also have a current USEA Membership at the time that scores are achieved.

Members can compete at their own pace, and medals can be earned cumulatively as there are no time or year limitations. It is not solely based on a top placing, but how well one rode amongst the rest of the class, at a variety of venues. Competing at this caliber consistently is an impressive feat for any rider. Medal winner will receive a certificate and lapel pin.

Owners also receive acknowledgment, as the program recognizes the horse’s success separately from the rider. Horses must be registered as required for the level at which it is competing, including at least Limited Registration for Beginner Novice horses. If an application is filed, horses will receive recognition via a certificate mailed to the owner.

Completed applications should be mailed, faxed or emailed to the USEA office. If you have questions about the USEA Medal Program, please contact Michele at [email protected] or 703-779-9890.

Click here for application.

Requirements for the USEA Medal Program:

Beginner Novice

o Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 50 or less three times - scores must be obtained at two different venues

o Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Novice

o Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at two different venues

o Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Training

o Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 50 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Preliminary

o Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

o Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Nov 12, 2019 Instructors

Announcing Dates and Details of the 2020 USEA Educational Symposium

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, and Future Event Horse (YEH) Program are joining forces yet again to bring the ultimate educational opportunity this winter. The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium will be at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida on February 17-20, 2020.

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John Bandrofchak: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

It was only recently that John Bandrofchak became involved in the eventing community - seven years, in fact. It all began when he decided he wanted to begin working with animals. After finding his way to a local equine therapy farm, his passion for horses and volunteering grew.

Nov 10, 2019 Rules

Rule Refresher: Cross-Country Scoring

There are a number of ways to incur penalties on cross-country, from refusals and run-outs to exceeding the optimum time, and they sometimes vary depending on the level of competition. Make sure you're up to date with all the different ways to earn penalties on cross-country before you next step out of the startbox.

Nov 09, 2019 Convention

Ten Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

With the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention fast approaching, you’ll be anxiously planning which sessions you want to attend once you arrive at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. From educational talks, open forums, and even interactive sessions, there is something for everyone at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Take a look at some of the sessions you won’t want to miss!

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Riding Helmet of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA