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.

Feb 28, 2021 Profile

Now on Course: Heartbeats and Hoofbeats

My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.

Feb 27, 2021 Association News

Beware of Phishing Attempts and Other Types of Fraud

Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.

Feb 27, 2021 Education

Top 10 Tips for Leather Care with Bates Saddles

Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.

Feb 26, 2021 Rules

Update on Appendix 3 Rule Change Proposal

Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).

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