Rule Refresher: Am I Qualified?
While 2018 season is getting underway, many competitors are getting ready to leave the start box for the first time this year while others are still planning out their goals for the season. Part of the goal-planning process is making sure you achieve the necessary qualifications to achieve those goals, so we’re taking a look at Appendix 3, Participation in Horse Trials, in this rule refresher. It defines the requirements for different divisions and the qualifications necessary for each level.
posted feb 2018
Know the Clean Sport Anti-doping Regulations
As an FEI athlete you are subject to Clean Sport anti-doping regulations for both your horses and yourself as an athlete. You and your horses are very likely to be tested. It is your responsibility to ensure you follow these regulations and a guide can be found at https://www.usef.org/team-usa/sport-excellence-education/clean-sport
posted jan 2018
517 Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER) Update
A Minimum Eligibility Requirement is achieved by completing a Competition within minimum parameters of all round performance as follows:
- Dressage Test: not more than 67 45 penalty points (or 55%).
- Cross Country Test:
- A clear round at obstacles (activating a maximum of one frangible device will maintain the MER result on Cross Country)
- Not more than 75 seconds exceeding the optimum time in the Cross Country Test for one, two and three star level Competitions and 100 seconds in the case of four star level Competitions.
- Jumping Test: not more than 16 penalties at obstacles.
NOTE: All MERs obtained in previous years will be counted according to the rules in place at that time.
Posted January 2018
Congratulations Sophie Click!!!
2018 Emerging Athlete Eventing 25
Posted January 2018
2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention video series
Making Good Decisions with Max Corcoran
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Max Corcoran has been grooming at the highest level of the sport for some of the world's top riders for nearly 20 years. She worked for the O'Connor Event Team for 11 years and has been to numerous Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, and many CCIs across the United States and Europe. Now a freelancer, Corcoran travels around the world as a groom and also teaches horsemanship clinics for the USEA and USEF Developing Rider Programs. Corcoran gave a presentation at the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention with her tips, tricks, and advice on how to make good decisions when it comes to taking care of your horse.