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This month we’re going to begin a four-part series on how to create positive riding potential by making sure the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, positive affirmations, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself have a huge influence on your ability to believe in yourself. As a result, let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!This month we’ll begin with one of my all-time favorites. I like to call this technique "Create / Concentrate / Enunciate," and this is how it goes. 
Original Post Date: 12/01/2017 - 09:07   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:01 09:07:21

Dunnabeck Horse Trials in Carbondale, Illinois (Area IV) hosts one USEA recognized event every year in early September. The event is sponsored by the Boskydell Pony Club and offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.
Original Post Date: 11/30/2017 - 09:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:30 09:21:27

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the Future Event Horse (FEH) program will include a Central Championship in 2018 to accompany the East and West Coast Championships that already exist.
Original Post Date: 11/29/2017 - 14:11   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:30 10:17:37

Proper hoof care is essential to a horse’s well-being. Without regular hoof maintenance, horses can develop conditions in their feet that cause discomfort and can require costly treatment. One condition that is occurring more frequently in horses is corns – severe, visible bruising in a horse’s feet that is problematic if untreated. It’s important for horse owners to provide the proper support and protection to treat corns and get hooves healthy again.Causes & Symptoms
Original Post Date: 11/29/2017 - 09:09   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:29 09:24:34

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and is recognized as the day when the world community turns its mind to donating to the charity closest to their hearts and minds.By supporting the USEA Foundation Roger Haller Fund for the Education of Eventing Officials you can help us “double our impact” and meet the challenge set this year by our wonderful anonymous donor who has set excellence in eventing education as a top priority. We need to raise just $10,000 more to reach our goal.
Original Post Date: 11/28/2017 - 13:13   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:28 15:00:35

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to encourage safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. The award is presented at a series of events throughout the year at the Training level to one junior rider and one adult amateur rider who demonstrate technique on cross-country for a list of criteria including gallop, preparation, execution of jump, rider position, and general impressions.
Original Post Date: 11/28/2017 - 09:15   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:28 09:15:18

Disqualification from competition can occur for a number of reasons, so make sure you’re familiar with the different ways in which a rider can be disqualified to avoid making a costly mistake! Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. EV117 Disqualification
Original Post Date: 11/27/2017 - 09:04   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:27 09:04:54

On this week’s program, get to know the winners of the 2017 Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship divisions! First up, Tamie Smith tells us more about Bonner Carpenter’s Summerbridge Parc, winner of the YEH West Coast 5-Year-Old Championship. Plus, Smith provides some tips for success when working with young horses. Then, Marc Grandia shares  Pam Duffy’s Sunsprite’s Watusi’s story. Grandia piloted Watusi to the win in the YEH West Coast 4-Year-Old Championship. Finally, Kristen Bond introduces her own Bea Ready, the YEH East Coast 4-Year-Old Champion.
Original Post Date: 11/24/2017 - 10:42   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:24 11:06:24

The USEA is made up of over 12,000 members, each with their own special horses and experiences. Now on Course highlights the many unique stories of our membership. Do you and your horse have a tale to tell? Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Submit your story to Jessica Duffy.
Original Post Date: 11/22/2017 - 15:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:22 15:21:21

The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs are teaming up once again to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity this winter in Ocala, Florida. Taking place February 19-22, 2018, there will be different educational activities each day.
Original Post Date: 11/22/2017 - 10:42   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:22 10:42:43

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