USEA CEO Jo Whitehouse summarizes the issues that were addressed at the recent Board Meeting, and talks to Vicki Dudasch about the new Adult Pony Rider Award that has been created in honor of her daughter Avery and will be presented to the highest placed rider, aged 17 and over, on a pony (14.2hh and under) in the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training Divisions at the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships next month.
Sue Hershey manages the USEA Instructor Certification Program (ICP) and explains how it has developed and how to become involved.
On the eve of their departure for Europe we caught up with our team alternates; Hannah Burnett (Mrs. Jacqueline Mars' Harbor Pilot); Megan O'Donoghue (Pilot) and Marilyn Little (Raylyn Farms & Team Demeter's RF Demeter) who will be based in Chantilly, France with the rest of the squad for the final preparation for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
Cindy DePorter, National Adult Coordinator, from Area II discusses the Adult Team Championships, and Robert Kellerhouse from Area VI brings us up-to-date with plans for the 2014 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships and Adequan Gold Cup Series Final, which take place at the Texas Rose Horse Park, Tyler, TX, September 25-28th.
Karen O'Connor reviews the final preparation trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy squad, which took place at Great Meadow in Virginia, July 26-27, 2014.
We focus on the Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships Presented by Gotham North this week with David Ziegler from Alberta who won the CCI** riding Missy Ransenhousen's Critical Decision, and Allie Nelson from Area II who triumphed in the CCI1* riding her own Appaloosa Total Eclipse.
Diane Snow from Area VII, Chair of the USEA Young Rider Committee, and Caroline Martin winner of the 2013 NAJYRC CCI2*.
Rob Burk, Senior Director of Programs, presents a review of the latest news and upcoming events. Karen O'Connor looks back on her four rides at World Equestrian Games from 1994-2010.
We continue our countdown to this year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy as we look back at the 1998 World Equestrian Games that were held in Pratoni del Vivaro near Rome, Italy with Kerry Millikin (Out and About) and Abigail Lufkin (Quest).
Sarah Broussard and Jonathan Holling, Co-Chairs of the recently launched Cross Country Safety Task Force, explain the purpose of this new committee. Kyra Stuart and Heidi Vahue discuss their preparations to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials.