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What associations do I need to join?

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  • What associations do I need to join?

    Hi Everyone---
    Sorry to post again so soon! I have not shown any of my horses for a LONG time...ahem...since high school which was about 13 years ago! Back then I think I only had to be a member of ASHA (which doesn't exist anymore, right?), but now there are all these other associations I need to join to be able to start showing again. My little boy is finally at the age where I feel like I can start doing fun things for myself again!

    So far I am a member of the Central Tennessee Dressage Association which is a GMO of the USDF. I know I need to join USEA, but are there some others I need to join too? We do not have a middle Tennessee combined training association for some reason, so I am also thinking about joining the Georgia Combined Training Associaion or the one that is out of the Louisville/Lexington, KY area since they are both within about a 3-4 hour drive from me.

    Any help for this "Mommy" Eventer is surely appreciated.

    Thanks =)

  • #2
    Just wanted to say that the GDCTA is a wonderful association! Its a little bit more on the D than CT side, but it still have a lot to offer. The Kudzu Klinics are great!
    New Username: tres grey


    • #3
      Take a look at MSEDA- I'm sure cookiepony will jump in and tell you more about it!

      Big Idea Eventing


      • #4
        Originally posted by eponacowgirl View Post
        Take a look at MSEDA- I'm sure cookiepony will jump in and tell you more about it!

        Yes, it's a great organization with nice annual meetings and year-end awards. Join! You could come to this year's meeting Feb 6-7 in Lexington.
        Taco Blog
        *T3DE 2010 Pact*


        • #5
          AHSA is now USEF. You can pay a $25 non-member fee to compete at BN, but for $55, you might as well join and get the magazine. You also have to record your horse with USEA, which is $40 if you are competing above BN, or again, pay a $25 fee, but if you event twice, you have more than paid for it.


          • #6
            The USEA web site has a chart showing the horse and rider membership requirements at each level.


            The USEA horse registration fee is a life time registration.

            The USEA rider membership fee is annual.

            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


            • #7
              Personally, I wouldn't bother with USEF until you are competing at Preliminary -- then it makes sense. I didn't find the magazine to be of any interest for eventers.

              If you are going to event recognized, join USEA. Local orgs as you like. Have fun!
              The big man -- my lost prince

              The little brother, now my main man


              • #8
                Originally posted by Lkramer View Post
                AHSA is now USEF. You can pay a $25 non-member fee to compete at BN, but for $55, you might as well join and get the magazine. You also have to record your horse with USEA, which is $40 if you are competing above BN, or again, pay a $25 fee, but if you event twice, you have more than paid for it.
                This isn't right. The USEA fee is $85 for full membership although you can choose to pay the non member fee (at BN only). Non-members will not be considered for USEA high-score leaderboards, year-end awards, and/or qualifications for
                USEA Championships. At BN you do not have to register your horse with USEA and there is no non member fee if you are not registered. If you are competing above BN your horse MUST have a limited registration. There is no none member fee for this. You also do not need to become a USEF member unless you are competing Prelim or above.
                Gwen Dean
                Erie Hunt & Saddle Club HT Secretary


                • #9
                  FYI there is a chart, available at the USEA website on the Forms and Documents page, that spells everything out from BN to 4*.



                  • #10
                    Heres the link:
                    Gwen Dean
                    Erie Hunt & Saddle Club HT Secretary