Riding at Team Challenge? Check.
A member of a team? Check.
Fabulous team costumes planned? Check.
Want to win a prize for your costumes? Check.
Unfortunately Snowbird Dressage's February 22nd Show has been canceled due to the low number of entries. They are willing to add on a second date to their March 22nd show if entries permit. If you show both days (March 22 and 23) you will be in the running for a $50 drawing! Questions, please contact Julie Congleton, email@example.com, 859-846-4889
Two important Proposed Extraordinary Rule Changes were introduced in March of 2013 by the USEF Veterinary Committee. Following extensive feedback from USEF Technical Committees, Working Groups, and from attendees at USEF Town Hall Meetings held in Florida in March, and via interactive webcast in June, the USEF Board of Directors has approved the following two changes.
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced dates and locations for the USEF National Eventing Championships to be held in the fall of 2013. A total of eight National Titles will be on the line as championship competition is held at three prestigious venues.
Wednesday, we lost a vital member of the MSEDA family. Christine Brown was a bright and infectiously positive person and all who knew her, called her friend. She served on the MSEDA Board for many years before stepping into the role of Vice President of Eventing. During her time with MSEDA, Christine spearheaded the development of the Hall of Distinction, chaired the Education Committee, was an active member of the Gala Celebration, developed the Silent Auction into a very special fund-raiser and devoted her energy and passion to all other MSEDA projects. It is with heavy hearts that we extend our deepest condolences to Christine’s husband Stuart, and her family and friends. Christine will be sorely missed by all of us.
So here we are at the start of another year – well almost the start! And it is remarkable that there are not any significant rules changes that affect the majority of Eventers. Of course, those riders on the FEI/Qualifying paths have huge changes to digest, but for the National levels it is pretty quiet. The MSEDA Competitions Committee has put together some of the new Eventing Rule Changes that you might find apply to you – or if not, at least interesting to read.
It is not too early to start thinking now about being on a MSEDA Team at Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge Event October 18-20. We will be sending one team at each level. Our members get the advantage of Mid South paying $100.00 of your entry fee! Email by August 1st firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to want to ride on a MSEDA team.
The 2013 MSEDA Annual Meeting concluded with the Business Meeting the morning of Sunday, January 20th. Reports from the standing committees were given as well as reports from our liasons to the USEA and USDF Annual Meeting.
As you all know, the FEI is now requiring that anyone Stewarding at an FEI Competition must be a Level 1 Steward. Because of this, USEF will be holding an FEI Level 1 Eventing Steward Course on April 23-24, 2013 in Lexington, KY. This course is open to interested individuals with experience seeking promotion to FEI Level 1 Eventing Steward. As a reminder, FEI competitions will be required to have a certain number of licensed Level 1 Stewards in addition to the FEI Chief Steward.