Dear Eventing Athletes, Officials and Organizers Please be aware that changes to the USEF Rules for Eventing for 2018 include the adoption of a number of additional permitted bits for the Dressage phase of USEF National Eventing competitions. In addition, illustrations of permitted bits have been moved from Appendix 4 of the USEF Rules for Eventing to Annex 1 on the USEF website. This change will allow for the timely adoption of new bits as they are approved in the future. The complete USEF Eventing Rules can be found here. The FEI has released their Eventing Rules for 2018. Additionally, … [Read More]
General News from Area 1
With the addition of the Preliminary level, Waredaca becomes one of three event venues in the country to offer a three day event with Novice, Training and Preliminary. Mark your calendars for October 24-28, 2018! Area 1 wants to send teams for all 3 divisions in this Classic Series event! The Waredaca Classic Three Day is truly an experience. It’ll leave you with goosebumps on your arms, sweat running down your body and elation in your heart. It will push you to your limits, at times scare the bejeezus out of you, but at the end of the three days, … [Read More]
The USEA Executive Committee approved the date changes as presented for Old Chatham (July 8 to May 13), Larkin Hill (June 10 to June 17), and Course Brook (October 6 to September 8). These date changes are for 2018. The USEA calendar has been updated and changes have been made to the Area 1 postings. Please spread the word with all your barn friends and fellow competitors.
Reminder: the Area I Annual Meeting keynote speaker will be holding a clinic the day before the meeting at he Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center. Tik Maynard is a renowned trainer that utilizes horsemanship and jumping and dressage training to develop young horses into internationally competitive three-day event horses. Tik is married to US Team and 4 star event rider, Sinead Halpin. See the Clinics page for details.
Congratulations to Area I’s Melissa Baumann, the 2018 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship Winner!
Do you drive long hours while hauling horses? An ELD automatically records the number of hours a driver spends behind the wheel. Commercial vehicles are required to have them installed, but as horses are considered “livestock,” you may need one for your personal rig. See the USEA’s article regarding ELDs for more information.