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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USEA Podcast #261: Planning Your Season

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Sue Ockendon, organizer of the MARS Bromont CCI Three-Day Event and the FEI Eventing Nations Cup announced today that the event has decided to consider dates further along the calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for Bromont to confirm that it would be possible for competitors to travel on August 15-18.

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