Jump judging is a position that enables volunteers to watch cross-country firsthand from the comfort of their seat. The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program Committee has created six educational volunteer videos on jump judging. An eventing volunteer can have multiple roles including dressage scribe, score runner, ring steward, timer, and jump judge. With these instructional videos, volunteers can learn the skills required for jump judging prior to an event.
Refusals, dangerous riding, a fall, or a loose horse are all situations jump judges encounter.
The first of 10 Charles Owen Technical Merit competitions took place February 21-24 at the Pine Top Horse Trials in Thompson, Georgia. Over the course of the year, the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award will be presented at one event in each of the 10 USEA Areas, rewarding riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
It all started when the McFall family sat down to dinner together in January. Jen and Earl McFall, who own and operate Dragonfire Farm in Wilton, California, have a daughter, Taylor, who is turning 16 in April.
The U.S. Team just stepped on the podium at a major competition, maybe an emerging athlete just cleared the last jump of her first CCI4*-S, or a U.S. rider just returned from a successful trip abroad. The riders will be congratulated, the horses will be praised, the owners thanked – but for the last seven years these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the behind-the-scenes work of Joanie Morris, Managing Director of Eventing for US Equestrian (USEF).
Oh, California! This winter has been unlike any other I remember ever eventing, and the start to the 2019 season has been VERY WET. My usually perfect indoor is half full of wet footing and water, and I feel like everything I own is covered in mud.