Welcome to MSEDA's new website! I know all of you will enjoy using the features this new site offers us. Just as a start, competitions can now post their entry forms and show bills here. That should be a great service for our members, as well as our Organizers. The calendar is another feature that will be well used. There is a lot more in store for us as new features and options are made available. Are you interested in joining? Click here for the 2013 Membership Application.
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.
MSEDA Sanctioned Midsouth Pony Club Horse Trials is looking for volunteers to help June 21 - 23 at the Midsouth Region Pony Club Horse Trials. Non-Pony Club Volunteers who work 4 or more hours will recieve a free XC Schooling Voucher! Get your MSEDA Volunteer hours in at the same time! Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available.
We are sad but happy for Buck Davidson who was named as one of the lucky grant recipients to travel aboard to compete at Saumur France this week! Bucks horse as of Sunday was in France healthy, sound and ready. With this knowledge knowing Buck would not be in town to teach the MSEDA sponsored clinic May 25-26, we feel very happy to have been able to get Kyle Carter to teach the clinic. The clinic is being held Saturday at Lands End Farm, Sunday at Flying Cross farm both in Goshen Ky. Auditors are welcome free to MSEDA members, $20.00 per day for non members.
Open to national Stewards/Technical delegates and other interested individuals with experience seeking promotion to FEI Level 1 Eventing Steward, and to FEI Eventing Stewards for maintenance and promotion. Attendance is limited to minimum 10/maximum 20 participants. Course is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met by the deadline. Discount registration is July 1, 2013.
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.