The future of three-day eventing is in the new USEA Event Management System (EMS)! This new software system will allow for competitors, coaches, organizers, and secretaries to have relevant event information in their hands. By using advanced technology, this new software system will be an all-encompassing tool used to provide a well-organized, smooth competition with limited contact and instant updates.
EMS has been designed by experts of the equestrian community with input from multiple event organizers, secretaries, scorers, and more. The design has accounted for the fact that each event runs a little differently. The system will provide every feature necessary for running and competing in an event. The system will manage entries, scheduling, scoring, purchases, stabling, important updates, and optional enhanced features. In addition, the system will allow custom scoring solutions for different types of events including live scoring for intercollegiate team challenges. The system is not limited to just recognized events, as it will support various types of competitions, clinics, schooling shows, and educational activities.
The new system will support manual entries and imports from USEA Xentry and other third-party entry systems.
Events can push out real-time communications, registration changes, purchases, or account reconciliations to and from participants via smartphones or other devices through the USEA Event Companion app. Therefore, EMS will help eliminate competitor confusion during an event and offer a game-changing experience. For example, if there is a rain delay, you may receive an EMS alert. Need to close your tab on shavings? You can pay through EMS. There’s not enough time to pick up a dressage test? View it on your EMS profile. There’s a specific jump on cross-country that has caused several runouts? Check EMS scoring.
The BOG approved the development of the system in 2019 after several years of studying the current systems and analysis of costs and benefits. The USEA contracted The Jockey Club Technology Services, Inc. to help build, support, and maintain the new system.
The EMS will be fully supported by the riders and events that use it and not through USEA membership dues. The individual cost to the events to use the product is still being determined, but the goal is to make it as affordable as possible.
Benefits of Using EMS
EMS provides one location with everything needed to run an event, state-of-the-art technology, enhanced scoring systems, real-time updates, easy accessibility, cost-effective, 24/7 support for organizers and secretaries, and more.
The Future of EMS
This new system will roll out in 2021. The USEA is offering events to sign up as test events for the Fall eventing season of 2020.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.