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.

Oct 20, 2019 Competitions

The Last Ever Fair Hill Victors are Decided

When the overnight leader cantered into the show jumping arena at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International and had the first rail down, Erin Sylvester knew that she had just clinched the CCI4*-L win. It isn’t just another CCI4*-L win though – it is a truly historic one as she and Paddy The Caddy, Frank McEntee’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Azamore x Slamy), will be the final names inscribed on the Fair Hill trophy.

Oct 20, 2019 Competitions

One Key Withdrawal, but Rest Accepted at Final Fair Hill Horse Inspection

All horses who presented this morning at the final horse inspection at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event were accepted, but one notable horse wasn’t presented. D.A. Duras, Jacqueline Mars and Debbie Adam’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding (Numero Uno x Medoc) was withdrawn by Lauren Kieffer before the horse inspection. The pair were sitting in third place in the CCI4*-L so their withdrawal moves up the majority of the division.

Oct 19, 2019 Competitions

Waylon Roberts and Woods Baughman Work their Way to the Top of the Fair Hill Standings

The scoreboard was kept working at full tilt on cross-country today at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International as 24 of the 41 CCI4*-L starters picked up some sort of jump penalty on Derek di Grazia’s course. The leader position changed several times throughout the afternoon as 15 penalties were handed out by the ground jury, but Waylon Roberts and Lancaster kept their slate clean to take over the top spot.

Oct 19, 2019 Competitions

The Fair Hill Daily: Cross-Country

Derek di Grazia’s cross-country courses at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International is the setting for all the action today in Elkton, Md. Here is what you need to know to follow along:

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