Jun 23, 2017

PODCAST: Which Event Will be Home to the Next U.S. Four-Star?

Five venues in the U.S. put in a bid to be the host of the next CCI4* competition – the second in the U.S. and only the seventh in the world. In January the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors has named a short list of host venues for a new CCI4* eventing competition beginning in the autumn of 2019. Two venues have been named to the short list for further consideration:Fair Hill and Great Meadow. Listen in to representatives from Fair Hill and Great Meadow as they share information about their respective venues as we anxiously await the decision.

Feb 06, 2023 Eventing News

USEF Now Accepting 2023 Grant Applications for Licensed Official Development

The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for 2023 licensed official development grants.

USEF members who meet the eligibility requirements and have an active licensed official application may apply, whether they are interested in obtaining their first USEF license or seeking a promotion in their respective breed or discipline.

Feb 06, 2023 Young Riders

BONUS EPISODE: The Purpose of the USEA EA21 Program

Have you heard of the USEA's Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) program? The EA21 program officially kicked off in the summer of 2022 with the five Regional Clinics that took place across the country, followed by a National Camp shortly after the start of the new year in Ocala, Florida. USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown sits down with EA21 Director of Coaching David O'Connor and EA21 Regional Coach Shannon Lilley to talk about this influential new program, how the Regional Clinics and National Camp were structured, and how they whittled down the field to 19 top young riders who would be invited to attend the first-ever National Camp.

Feb 05, 2023 Education

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Lumps, Links, and Logos

Three months ago I introduced you to a technique called "Brand-Building;" the idea that equestrians can increase the likelihood of success by building strong personal brands, just like companies can increase the likelihood of success by building strong business brands. This technique consists of four parts, and we spent the past few months talking about the first three, which include:

Feb 04, 2023 Rules

Rule Refresher: What Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) Do I Need to Meet?

It’s a new year and a new eventing season—time to go out and meet your eventing goals for the season! For some eventers, that goal is a move up to a new level. As you plan your season out around meeting the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) to qualify for a move up, it's important that you are up to date on the most recent rules in the USEF Rules for Eventing.

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