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The US Equestrian Eventing newsletter has transitioned to a new format and will include regular updates on USEF Eventing programs as well as resourses for Licensed Officials, Athletes, Grooms, and Owners. Look out for the Eventing newsletter quarterly in your inbox. Please visit the Eventing Website for the most up-to-date information.

U.S. Eventing Team Finishes with Silver Medal and Pamukcu Takes Gold to Close Out Eventing at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games


Santiago, Chile – The U.S. Eventing Team concluded their week in Santiago, taking the team silver medal on a final combined total of 115.7. Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Blake secured individual gold in their championship debut for the United States, completing the event on a final score of 30.8 over the three phases.


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USEF Fall 2023 Eventing National Championships


Check out the fall 2023 USEF National Champions for the Eventing Young Rider Championships, USEF/USEA Developing Horse National Championships, and championships for the Advanced, CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L levels.

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USEF Eventing National Champions Crowned for CCI4*-L, CCI2*-L, and Young Riders at Galway Downs International


Temecula, Calif. – An exciting weekend at Southern California’s Galway Downs International came to its conclusion on Saturday with new national champions emerging in the CCI4*-L and CCI2*-L levels along with the USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships presented by USEA for the CCI1*-Intro, CCI2*-L, and CCI3*-L levels.


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Allie Knowles and P.S. I Love You, Allison Springer and Monbeg Zebedee Win USEF/USEA Developing Horse National Championships


Aiken, S.C. - The future of U.S. Eventing was on display over the weekend at the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships with new champions crowned in the CCI3*-S-YH and CCI2*-S-YH divisions at the Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials in Aiken, S.C.


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Liz Halliday and Miks Master C Earn 2023 USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship Title


Lexington, Ky. – The $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final came to an exciting conclusion on Friday evening at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC). The Advanced division also served as the USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship.


©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian

Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Connor Win 2023 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship; Austin O’Connor Wins MARS Maryland 5 Star CCI5*-L


Elkton, Md. – The 2023 edition of the MARS Maryland 5 Star presented by Brown Advisory came to a close on Sunday as the competitors in the CCI5*-L and the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship took on the show jumping courses designed by Michel Vaillancourt.


Social License


Olympic equestrian David O’Connor discusses social license, or public acceptance of horse sports. We must analyze our sports’ image from multiple perspectives, communicating that we have the best interests of horses in mind. View his videos below:


USEF Learning Center Video: Social License
A Good Life for Horses: In Competition & Training
A Good Life for Horses: Life Outside of Competition


FEI Athlete and Groom Resources:

Guide to Traveling Overseas
Traveling aboard is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to learn from other horsemen, but it can be a daunting task. This guide will help outline what to expect on a trip, who to contact, and details of what you need to arrange for your departure.
The FEI Grooms Toolkit
The toolkit provides grooms with a go-to place for all information relevant to their line of work, their horses and their athlete, all accessible in just one location here.
FEI Registration Application
The application can be found through the USEF Member Dashboard (members.usef.org) or directly at this link.
Online Passport Service Application
USEF has launched a new online Passport Service Application to be used for services that do not require the passport to be mailed into the office including: New FEI/National Passports, Revalidations, and Duplicate (lost) Passports
The application can be found through the USEF Member Dashboard or directly at this link.

Meet U.S. Eventing Owner Christa Schmidt


Owners play an important role in our sport, although most of the time they are behind the scenes. Catch up with Christa Schmidt, longtime owner for #USAEventing's Hannah Sue Hollberg, Lauren Nicholson, and now, young rider, Sophie Middlebrook between her rounds at the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory!

Licensed Officials


“It’s Important To Be Well-Rounded”: Balancing Eventing and Licensed Official Training


Helen Alliston has been riding horses for over 20 years, competing in eventing at the FEI 2*, 3*, and 4* level. She currently runs Alliston Equestrian, a training program in the East San Francisco Bay area, alongside her husband, James. In addition to riding and training, she is also working to become a licensed official.

©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian


FEI Championship and Games Appointments


We would also like to take a moment to congratulate the U.S. FEI Officials that were appointed for Championship and Games in 2023. View the full list of officials here.


Renew your 2024 USEF license today!


Your US Equestrian license(s) expires on November 30. Please be sure to renew well before you are scheduled to officiate, as you may have maintenance requirements that need to be addressed before you can renew.


If you are ineligible to renew a license, the reason will be stated in the “Renew Licenses” tile on your Licensed Officials Dashboard. Please note you must renew your 2024 USEA membership before renewing your USEF license(s). 2024 USEA Membership renewals will open in November. If you would like to retire your license, please do so within the renewal tile.
Want to set your license(s) to auto-renew? Update your auto-renew settings and save $5 on your USEF membership.



Eventing Licensed Official Clinics


The 2024 clinic calendar is now posted. Information regarding upcoming Continuing Education Clinics for Licensed Officials and Training Programs for applicants can be found on the Upcoming Clinic Schedule. FEI course information can be found using the FEI Course Search. Current officials can view clinic due dates within the Clinic History tile on the Licensed Officials Dashboard.



Licensed Official Applications


Are you interested in becoming a USEF or FEI Licensed Official? Learn more here or contact to the Licensed Officials Department at loinquiry@usef.org.


USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, December 7-10


On Friday December 8, there will be an open forum for FEI Licensed Officials from 12-1 p.m., called “The Role of the FEI Steward - An Essential Resource for All Stakeholders”.
From 2 to 3 p.m.on Friday, there will be a closed FEI Steward meeting for current officials.
More information about the above forums and meeting can be found on the USEA Convention schedule.

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