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May 10, 2017

The USEA Cross-Country Design and Fence Construction Safety Task Force is a dedicated group consisting of officials, course designers, engineers, organizers and competitors. The goal of the group is to constantly evaluate all safety aspects of the cross-country phase of competition including, but not limited to, design and construction of the fences and courses. Overall, the main focus of the task force is to reduce the risk of both rider and horse injuries and fatalities while in competition. One of the key tools currently being used and further developed is collapsible (also known as deformable or frangible) technology. The United States Eventing Association (USEA), U.S.

April 24, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with equestrian data science company, EquiRatings, to implement the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) at national level in the U.S.

The partnership follows months of engagement between the parties which began immediately after the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. last December. EquiRatings will work with the USEA on developing data analysis and implementing their predictive analysis tool to measure and manage risk – the ERQI.

April 13, 2017

Charles Owen has announced a recall of the Limited Edition 4Star Cross Country Helmet with Chrome Buckle.

The helmet is being recalled due to the potential for extreme corrosion of the chrome buckle, which may result in buckle failure. This recall impacts this model in sizes 54 (0½), 55 (1) and 56 (1½). Information regarding the helmet model can be found on the product satin, guarantee card or user instructions.

All consumers should cease use of the affected helmets immediately and contact either the shop they purchased the helmet from or Charles Owen directly in order to receive a replacement or full refund.

For more information, please call 1-800-793-4181 or email [email protected].

March 28, 2017

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the first national nonprofit solely dedicated to preserving the safety and well-being of athletes. Its purpose is to enable every sport participant to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, in and out of the competition field of play.

The Center has adopted a SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement that applies to its 47-member National Governing Bodies, including US Equestrian. The SafeSport Code defines prohibited conduct, which includes sexual misconduct. It also imposes a mandatory duty to report to the Center any sexual conduct prohibited by the SafeSport Code. This

March 28, 2017

Leesburg, Virginia – The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the availability of funds for safety and educational projects. The Board is committed to finding innovative endeavors which will improve safety, offer new educational opportunities for USEA members and advance the sport of eventing.

The Board believes that funding education and safety projects, which benefit all levels of eventers, will help increase the overall safety of the sport. Accordingly, the USEA’s Safety and Education Committees are requesting proposals from the public for projects that will grow and facilitate education and safety for competitors, instructors, officials and volunteers.

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