USEA Intercollegiate Eventing
In 2014, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors approved the creation of the Intercollegiate Eventing Program as an official program of the USEA. Originally proposed with input from the Intercollegiate Eventing League, the program was established to provide a framework on which eventing teams and individual competition could flourish at universities and colleges across the country. Collegiate athletic programs have been the training grounds for Olympians, amateur athletes and professional athletes for generations. Enabling students to train in the Olympic sport of eventing is a natural addition.
Intercollegiate Team Challenges are quickly becoming popular additions to recognized horse trials in the United States. Teams competing in events identified as Intercollegiate Team Challenges are able to self-identify to the competition organizer, and will compete in the regular horse trial competition as individuals. Combining their individual scores, their team scores will be tabulated and matched against other teams.
The inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Championships was held in 2016 and continues to grow each year. The Intercollegiate Eventing Championships offers Beginner Novice – Intermediate and no qualification is necessary, however schools represented must be registered Affiliates of USEA and competitors must be enrolled as undergraduate students or have graduated no earlier than six months prior to the championship. Beginning in 2020, USEA will offer a Graduate division at the Intercollegiate Championships, allowing graduate students to compete in their own division at the event.
For more information about the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program please visit USEA Intercollegiate Eventing.