Nov 27, 2018

What is an Association, What is Our Association, and Why Should WE Care?

The American Society of Association Executives defines an association as, "An organization or group of individuals affiliated with one another who share a common purpose, interest, or mission and exist for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their membership". “That’s a very nice concept,” we might say, “It rolls off the tongue easily,” and “We might even use it if we can remember it”.

But what does it really mean when applied to us, the members of the United States Eventing Association? For 59 years, the USEA (formerly USCTA) has existed for each and every one of us and all those who have come before us - all who share the common purpose and mission of making the sport of eventing the greatest equestrian sport in the world. We share our passion for horses, for their care and well-being. We share the common purpose of educating, teaching, and training our horses. We come together to collaborate on ideas to make the sport more enjoyable and safer for each other and for all those we hope will join us in our work to keep the fun in our sport.

The USEA exists to provide:

  • Learning—the opportunity to take courses, seminars, or professional development activities either online or in person.
  • Knowledge—the collective body of information and resources given so freely by eventing’s top experts in all aspects of equestrian sport: riders, veterinarians, farriers, instructors, and officials, to name a few. This wealth of knowledge and experience produced by the Association is distributed to all of us through publications, research, reports, and websites.
  • Community—opportunities for members to interact and share ideas, such as online forums, social media, conventions, and meetings. We learn from each other.

So, on this #GivingTuesday, please tell us which of our programs means the most to you and consider making a donation to ensure its success in the years to come. In this way, you can help make the USEA the home of excellence in eventing education for every single one of us.

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The USEA Foundation and the entire sport thanks you.

May 30, 2020 Educational Activities

MACTA Cross-Country Schooling Day a Success Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.

May 29, 2020 Eventing News

FEI Publishes Return to Play Policy as Equestrian Adapts to “New Normal”

The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.

May 29, 2020 AEC

USEA Approves New Qualification Period for 2020 AEC

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.

May 29, 2020 Eventing News

Event Cancellations and Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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