United States Eventing Association
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The United States Eventing Association (abbreviated to USEA) is the organization responsible for organizing, promoting and adjudicating equestrian eventing within the United States of America. Formerly known as the United States Combined Training Association, the USEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The association has 11,000 members and organizes around 250 competitions annually, which garner almost 42,000 entries. The current president of the organization is Diane Pitts. The USEA works in association with the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and United States Equestrian Federation.
The USEA was founded as the United States Combined Training Association in 1959, as the governing body for the sport of combined training, more commonly known as eventing, in the United States of America. In 2001 the organization's name was changed to the United States Eventing Association. It was formed to promote the sport of eventing throughout the country, from the novice to the advanced level. It set rules to protect the safety of the competitors, both human and equine, and those requiring the humane treatment of the horses. The USEA is also responsible for organizing clinics and educational opportunities, registering events that met their qualifications, and assisting in training opportunities for the best competitors in the country.
- "About the USEA". United States Eventing Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13.