Help amateur riders improve their skills and achieve their goals as Eventers.
Educate the community about Eventing and horse trials.
Grow the sport of Eventing in and around North Texas at the grass roots level.
Who we are
NTEA was founded in the 1970's by a handful of eventing enthusiasts based in North Texas. The club incorporated in 1981 as North Texas Combined Training Association. Later the organization earned its 501c3 non-profit status, and eventually changed its name to North Texas Eventing Association. Read our 30th Anniversary Newsletter for a visual "walk down memory lane".
NTEA is a local affiliate of the United States Eventing Association (USEA), the national governing body for our sport.
NTEA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected annually by the Membership.
Our organization is made up of about 250 Members (and growing!). Our Members and their families are passionate about Eventing and are active in our sport at the local, state, Area and national level. They participate in a variety of ways -- as riders, event organizers, event officials, volunteers, equine-related businesses, spectators, sponsors, donors and fans. At NTEA, there is something for everyone!
What NTEA Does
Sponsors, organizes and/or publicizes local educational programs, demonstrations, schooling days, clinics, speakers and/or workshops. NTEA offers “Members-only” free or low-cost activities to help riders and horses develop their skills.
Maintains a comprehensive area-wide calendar of Members’ events (horse trials, combined tests and derbies), clinics and other activities of interest to eventing enthusiasts.
Hosts social activities and an annual Year-End Gala & Awards Banquet and Silent Auction
Recognizes outstanding Member competitors and volunteers
Awards educational scholarships/grants to qualified Members
Raises money for our programs through silent and live auctions
Communicates frequently with Members (through E-Blasts, Newsletters, Facebook and our new website) about breaking news, encouraging Members to enjoy the sport while increasing their skills and experience
Mobilizes volunteers in all aspects of our sport
Donates to or sponsors a variety of worthy projects each year, recently including the:
Advanced Course at Texas Rose Horse Park (the first in Area V)
2013-2015 American Eventing Championships
Area V Young Riders Summer Camp
Area V Adult Riders Adult Team Challenge
Educational activities at Novice & Training Classic Three-Day Event at Meadow Creek Park
Check the links below for more information about Eventing!