Feb 17, 2020

USEA Podcast #251: Buck, Wellington, and All Things USEA

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In episode #251 Nicole catches up with Buck Davidson after his great second-place finish in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase and then brings you all of the latest USEA news with the rest of the team. From tornadoes, prize money, and volunteers, it's all covered!

  • USEA President Max Corcoran talks about what goes into organizing a special event like the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase, and Buck Davidson talks about his second-place finish. For the USEA's coverage, click here.
  • Carolina International recently announced that they have increased their prize money for their upcoming CCI and Horse Trials to a total of $100,000.
  • Chris Quinn was named the Volunteer of the Month presented by Athletux for the Month of February. If you'd like to nominate a deserving volunteer to be featured as Volunteer of the Month, please contact Claire Kelley at [email protected].
  • If you are a volunteer using EventingVolunteers.com, make sure you're logging your hours so they count towards the new Volunteer Medal Program!
  • On February 6, a tornado ripped through the property at Stable View, destroying 100 temporary stalls and 70 longleaf pine trees. However, it's business as usual for Stable View, as there has been a massive effort on the part of the community to put the farm to rights. If you interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Barry Olliff at (215) 313-3774. For the full list of upcoming competitions, all of which will proceed as scheduled, check out Stable View’s website.
  • Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, California will be hosting an intercollegiate team challenge at their event in April to gauge interest for a possible 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing West Coast Championship.
  • The Dutta Corporation has come on board as the Title Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Championships.
  • Competitors, trainers, and owners at the Modified level should be aware that as of April 1, 2020, they will need to hold Competing Memberships with US Equestrian to be eligible to compete. More details are available here.

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Jan 26, 2022 Instructors

Position, Balance, and Aids: Three Core Topics Covered in the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Whether you are a rider preparing for a move-up or a trainer looking to ensure your training program is well-rounded, the soon-to-be released USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is the go-to guide to assist you in navigating key decisions. Lucky enough, attendees of the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first people outside of the those involved in its creation to access this passion project that the ICP Committee has put two years of research and hard work into developing.

Jan 25, 2022 Volunteers

2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year: Cynthia Smith and Her Record-Breaking Year

In 2021 Cynthia Smith recorded 536 hours and 59 minutes of volunteer time, setting the standard with the most amount of volunteer hours recorded in a single year since the creation of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program in 2016. The record-breaking number of volunteer time earned Smith the 2021 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.

Jan 24, 2022 Leaderboard

The USEA Lady Rider of 2021 is Leading the Charge in Elevating Eventing Competition on the West Coast

Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.

Jan 23, 2022 Area Resources

Meet the USEA Areas: Area I

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.

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