In partnership with RNS Video Media, we're bringing you select content from the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on demand! Even if you can't attend or missed the live stream you can still keep up with all the action.
USEA Marketing Coordinator Claire Kelley and Intercollegiate Committee Chair Leslie Threlkeld gave a presentation on the Intercollegiate Eventing Program's performance in 2018 and goals for 2019.
In 2018, there were 334 registered USEA collegiate members (up over 100 from 2017) and 30 affiliated colleges and universities. The majority of affiliated colleges and universities were from Area II and Area III.
The 2018 USEA Intercollegiate Championship experienced a record year with 18 schools, 23 teams, and 87 horse-and-rider combinations.
Additional accomplishments in 2018 include outreach emails sent to 660 schools providing information on the Intercollegiate Program and eventing in general and the publication of an Intercollegiate Handbook detailing step-by-step processes for all aspects of the Intercollegiate Program.
In 2019, targeted outreach is planned for schools in Areas I, VI, VII, IX, and X as well as ICP instructors, Area trainers, and Young Rider coordinators, and the committee will investigate the possibilities for grants and scholarships for collegiate riders.
The Intercollegiate Championship will take place at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia, for 2019 and 2020 and return to the Virginia Horse Trials for 2021 and 2022.
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About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention
The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6-9, 2018. Visit the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention page to stay up to date on news, announcements, and details.
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Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.
Pan Am Games team gold medalist Tamra Smith and Mai Baum and five-star pairs Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin headline a strong Advanced field when Twin Rivers begins an exciting season of eventing competition this weekend.
The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) programs have around 30 qualifying competitions each, and youngsters around the country are about to begin their seasons aimed at Championships.