The COVID-19 Pandemic has created significant challenges the world over and USEF greatly appreciates those of you who have chosen not to compete in accordance with our statement issued on March 13, 2020. USEF extends our thanks to you for joining us in our community-wide effort to responsibly address the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide our members and competition organizers with updates every 10-14 days, or sooner if warranted, regarding any changes to the USEF’s current position as communicated in our March 13, 2020 letter. A Presidential Modification has been approved to provide the ability to modify rules in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak as needed.
We encourage you to review the information available on the USEF Coronavirus Disease Resources page on a daily basis, as well as your breed/discipline page. This information will help you to understand the current situation and how to best protect yourself, your family and friends whether at the barn or at home.
Because situations of this nature can cause anxiety and uncertainty, please remember USEF offers a Member Assistance Program. Members can reach this service by phone at 1-800-633-3353 and are eligible to receive 3 free consultations.
USEF values the health, safety and well-being of our staff members. Therefore, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, USEF will be implementing a temporary Flexible Work Plan for our staff. This will enable staff members who can work remotely to do so. For those who may need to be in the office, we will be implementing increased social distancing policies and other measures to protect our staff members. Staff members working remotely will forward their work phones to their cell phones and have access to their email.
As such, there will likely be interruptions to service as we transition to this modified format, especially in the first week. We will do our best to have all services fully functioning as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your patience.
At this time, our Customer Care Center remains open. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us using this email: [email protected] and your inquiry will be addressed by the appropriate department.
While a total of 95 4- and 5-year-old horses will be vying for top-finishes in The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships next weekend, a select group of YEH graduates are entered in the CCI5*-L division at the second annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Presented by Brown Advisory. The USEA YEH program has run successfully for over 15 years, and many graduates of the program have gone onto compete at the pinnacle of the sport, the FEI 5-Star level of eventing, including the four horses entered in the 2022 Maryland 5 Star.
Founded in 2019, the MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program was initially created to assist up-and-coming riders under the age of 25 in North America who had not yet competed in a destination event, such as the program’s namesake the MARS Bromont CCI in Lac Brume, Quebec, Canada, or been recognized by the USEF programs intended for emerging athletes.. Spearheaded by the late Steve Blauner and Sue Ockendon, the program sought to give back to the sport by helping the next generation of riders get more experience under their belt with the help of the financial assistance provided by the program, and the two days of included instruction from leading coaches around the world.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.
And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.