May 14, 2020

VIDEO: USEF & USEA Joint Webinar for Eventing: A Safe Return to Competition

By USEA

On Wednesday, May 13, US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) hosted a joint informational webinar session for members and participants within the eventing community to review a safe return to competition and discuss key topics relevant to eventing. This webinar is now available on demand on the USEA website and USEF Network.

Panelists for this informational webinar session included USEF Managing Director for Eventing Jenni Autry, USEA CEO Rob Burk, USEA President Max Corcoran, USEA Vice President of Competitions and Organizer Representative Jonathan Elliott, USEF Managing Director of Athlete and Horse Services Lisa Owens, USEF Director of Competition Licensing, Evaluation, and Safety Katlynn Sacco, and U.S. Eventing High Performance Athlete Lynn Symansky. The panelists addressed concerns about returning safely to competition from a number of perspectives, including that of the competition organizer and that of the competition, before fielding questions from the audience.

The USEF and USEA have both suspended the recognition of competitions under their respective jurisdictions until May 31, 2020. As of May 13, 2020, USEA has reinstated recognizing select educational activities. All educational activities must follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as federal, state, and local guidelines.

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Questions? Please contact USEF Director of Competition Licensing, Evaluation, and Safety Katlynn Sacco at [email protected], USEF Director of Compliance Debbie Saliling at [email protected], or [email protected].

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