Feb 20, 2019

VIDEO: Counter Canter for Better Balance with Kristin Bachman

Five-star eventer Kristin Bachman taught a show jumping clinic earlier this month at Milestone Sport Horses where she instructed riders on how to use the counter canter to improve balance and rhythm.

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Feb 19, 2019 Instructors

Livio Lines Up the Perfect Ride on Day Two of the USEA ICP Symposium

With a morning of show jumping and an afternoon of cross-country from Training to Intermediate – there was plenty of action and education on the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) jump day. Every single group was started with a line – whether poles or cross-country jumps.

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Feb 19, 2019 Education

Giving Your Future Event Horse the Right Start, Part Two

Typically at the end of a lunge session, when the horse has settled, is an ideal time to introduce the surcingle or saddle in the middle of the round pen. The pressure of the girth and something tied around his body is what causes a horse to react.

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Feb 18, 2019 Instructors

Top 12 Quotes from Maxime Livio on Day One of the 2019 ICP Symposium

“Tick tack, tick tack, this is the music of the trot.” Horses danced to music in the sandbox as they learned new methods of dressage training and movements from top French eventer, Maxime Livio. Livio brought a French twist to Florida for the first day of the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) Educational Symposium. Hosted at The Grand Oaks Resort, attendees sat under the shade with the backdrop of vibrant green grass, palm trees, and horse drawn carriages, all while listening to Livio share his expertise on dressage.

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Feb 18, 2019 Education

OTTB Critique Presented by Athletux: Jax

Meet Alexa Brogna’s Jax. Jax is a 9-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred who began his career steeplechasing in Maryland under the Jockey Club name "Heard Shots" and who is the subject of this month’s OTTB Critique.

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Feb 17, 2019 Education

Giving Your Future Event Horse the Right Start, Part One

Horses aren’t born broke and ready to ride – as much as we wish they were! There are two critical steps in the process of getting your future event horse ready for his career: backing and breaking.

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Feb 15, 2019 Association News

Attend the Richard Jeffery Show Jumping Seminar at Carolina International

Show Jumping Course Designer Richard Jeffery will be offering a Show Jumping Seminar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina, prior to the start of the Carolina International CCI & Horse Trials.

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Feb 15, 2019 Education

Featured Clinician: Dom and Jimmie Schramm

When Event Clinics caught up with Schramm Equestrian, Dom and Jimmie were coming off a weekend of successful competition at Ocala Winter I Horse Trials with a string of horses. The duo were en route to the airport where Dom would catch a redeye to Denver to teach a clinic.

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Feb 13, 2019 Education

VIDEO: The Future of Data Science in Eventing

In their presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, Equiratings founders Sam Watson and Diarm Byrne review how data can be used to guide decisions in eventing, both when analyzing performance and analyzing risk.

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Feb 12, 2019 Education

Working Students: Tradition or Trouble?

Phillip, Boyd, Lynn, Sharon, Lauren – throw out a name of a top professional and you can almost guarantee at one point in their careers they were a working student. Being a working student is a rite of passage in eventing. How else will you learn what it is really like to be a professional in the sport?

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Feb 10, 2019 Education

Grid Pro Quo with Sara Kozumplik Murphy

One of the easiest ways to get a free education in the horse world is to go to your local horse show and just watch. We’re very lucky that in the sport of eventing you will often find Olympians competing side-by-side with adult amateurs and pony clubbers.

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