Dr. Koren Ganas of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Health Sciences Education is conducting a brief survey on helmet use in equestrians across a variety of disciplines and wants your feedback! The survey is designed to gather information on riders' attitudes toward wearing helmets.
The Annual Meeting & Convention is an opportunity for eventing community members to gather from all across the country to hear reports from the various groups and committees and provide feedback to make changes and improvements for the future. In addition to the meetings that took place yesterday, there were several more open forums that met today to discuss progress over the past year and plans for the coming year.
Riding is a sport of distances. We have 12-foot strides, three-foot fences, and 500 meter-per-minute speeds, but perhaps the most important distances of all are the five feet below your ears (because that’s where your strength, stamina, suppleness, and symmetry are built) and the five inches between them (because that’s where your confidence, courage, concentration, and cheerfulness are created.)
The United States Eventing Asssociation (USEA) Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Future Event Horse (FEH) Program, and Young Event Horse (YEH) Program are teaming up once again to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter. Taking place February 18-21, 2019, the USEA Educational Symposium has found a new home at the impressive Grand Oaks Resort in Wiersdale, Florida.
Young riders, international grooms, and four-star professionals - Laura Crump Anderson has built her life around improving rider fitness. Her clientele includes NAYC silver medalist Haley Carspecken, Sharon White’s super groom Rachael Livermore, and four-star rider Jan Byyny.
As we head into December, more and more trainers are picking up their mounts for next year’s Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover. Last month we were lucky enough to feature one horse who made his mark in both the eventing and show jumping portions this year, and this month we are excited to do the same!
For the past six months we’ve been talking about how to recognize and overcome unintentional negative thoughts called limiting beliefs - the unfortunate habit of putting limits on our ability to succeed, not because were incapable of it, but because we tell ourselves we are!
How many of you watched the Retired Racehorse Projects’ Thoroughbred Makeover this year? With the USEF Network live streaming the finals action, we got to watch firsthand as multiple USEA riders and their horses absolutely dominated multiple divisions. With more than 500 OTTBs entered, the competition was stiff but these horses showed their talent.
“There’s a common thread between all of our phases, whether it’s dressage, show jumping, or cross-country, and that is the adjustability of your horse,” stated Phillip Dutton at the start of his jumping clinic at Rutledge Farm last week. “To me, the biggest thing in doing well is getting your horse really connected from your leg to your hand."
Following a whirlwind clinic tour spanning 60 clinics in 35 cities over 60 days, Daniel Stewart carved out some time to sit down with Event Clinics and talk about his unique Equestrian Athlete Camps. Held throughout the year at the United States Olympic Training Centers (USOTC), these internationally acclaimed unmounted camps are a favorite of riders from all backgrounds looking to advance their sports psychology and fitness.