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March 27, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.

March 16, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.

March 8, 2017

After receiving feedback from USEA members, the USEA's Future Event Horse (FEH) Committee has decided to add a 4-year-old division to the FEH program in order to provide more opportunities to the USEA membership. This opens up a new window for those 4-year-olds not yet ready for the Young Event Horse (YEH) competitions, and allows owners the opportunity to still compete in a class for their age group.

March 7, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA. Read Part 1 of Gabby Dickerson's interview here.

February 22, 2017

The USEA turned the microphone over to Chris Burton once again for the third day of the  Young Horse and Instructors’ Certification Program Symposium. The final – and soggiest – day focused on the Young Event Horse (4- and 5-year-olds) and Burton’s theories for starting them, training them and bringing them up the levels.

“I am a little bit worried you are going to be hearing the same stuff coming out of my mouth,” said Burton at the beginning of his presentation. “I am sorry if I am boring you to death, but then I thought that is what I do every day so you can hear it all again. That is the strongest point I can talk to you about training young horses. Consistency, continuity and making sure that you are very regulated in your training.”

February 20, 2017

Winter is the best time for education and today’s USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Symposium attendees definitely got a healthy dose of knowledge. Headlined by the legendary Chris Ryan, the morning classroom session took place at the Ocala Jockey Club in Ocala, Fla.

Ryan, who found and produced Olympic silver medalist, McKinlaigh as well as numerous other top eventers, sees hundreds of young horses each year as one of the foundation selectors of the Goresbridge “Go For Gold Elite Event Horse Sale” held every November in Ireland. Ryan has developed a keen eye for young stock and shared his experience with the judges, breeders and young horse enthusiasts in attendance.

February 17, 2017

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), aimed at educating the trainers of young event horses and Thoroughbred ex-racehorses.

RRP’s Thoroughbred Makeover and USEA’s new Young Event Horse Professional Trainer Certification both seek to improve and evaluate the skills of trainers. The largest sport in RRP’s Thoroughbred Makeover is eventing, and the most heavily represented breed in the Young Event Horse program is the Thoroughbred.

February 15, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA. 

January 31, 2017

The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the USEA’s Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs are teaming up to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter. Historically these educational seminars are hosted separately, but they have joined forces to ease travel requirements for instructor and young horse enthusiasts. Join us in Ocala, Fla. February 20-22, 2017, for three days of learning from a variety of professionals.

January 30, 2017

The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA.

Event horses must be quick-witted and ready for anything. Some are born with a natural cat-like ability to get themselves out of trouble, but fortunately for the rest, this can also be an acquired skill. Upper level eventer and active USEA Young Event Horse Competitor Earl McFall likes to introduce exercises that teach young horses where their feet are very early in their training. Once his youngsters understand moving forward, bending and steering off his outside aids, McFall introduces the following exercise.

January 23, 2017

The USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs have aligned to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter, and there’s less than a month left to register! If you have not already signed up, make sure to fill out your Young Eventing Horse Symposium registration here, and/or your ICP Symposium registration here.

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