The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to welcome back World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the Rider of the Year Leaderboard. World Equestrian Brands has been a longtime sponsor and supporter of the USEA. This year’s Rider of the Year will receive an Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad, generously provided by World Equestrian Brands. The prize will be awarded at the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention which takes place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California, December 6-10, 2017. In addition, World Equestrian Brands will be a Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships providing prizes to the top three winning teams.
“World Equestrian Brands is thrilled to become a sponsor of the USEA 2018 Intercollegiate Eventing Team Championships,” said Robin Moore of World Equestrian Brands. “It is very encouraging to see the camaraderie, enthusiasm, and dedication of the teams, it’s great for the sport of eventing!”
“The USEA has been lucky to have the support of Robin Moore and her company World Equestrian Brands for a number of years” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Robin supports eventing and eventers equally and the products her company sells are among the best available for equine and equestrians. We are excited to see WEB expand their support to the up-and-coming Intercollegiate Program as well!”
About World Equestrian Brands
The mission at World Equestrian Brands is to provide world class, high performance equestrian products with hassle-free, personalized service backed by the experience of a team of riders. They use riders’ feedback and experienced customer service representatives to ensure that customers’ shopping experience is as high quality as they products they receive. For more information about World Equestrian Brands products, visit their website.
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501 C (3), educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more about the USEA, visit the website.
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.