Safety

Mar 20, 2019

Frangible Fence Equipment Test Developed

Dr. David Vos and the USEA’s Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee have developed a low cost, easily constructed testing system in order to test obstacles with frangible fence equipment to ensure that the fence will collapse when impacted under ap­propriate conditions.

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Mar 08, 2019 Eventing News

FEI Eventing Updates

The FEI released updates on the FEI eventing statistic reports, deformable/frangible devices, and the judging of narrow fences.

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Feb 27, 2019 Safety

VIDEO: What You Need to Know About SafeSport

Sonja Keating, General Counsel for US Equestrian (USEF), led a session about SafeSport at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, covering changes to the SafeSport Program over the last year and answering questions of the session attendees on the reporting process.

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Jan 11, 2019 Safety

PODCAST: Safety First + Better Management for Better Results

This week, on the first episode of the USEA Podcast in 2019, we are joined by retired Fire and EMS Captain Rusty Lowe, who volunteers his time at many events as Safety Coordinator, and Marcia Kulak, an upper-level event rider with over 25 years of international competitive experience.

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Dec 19, 2018 Eventing News

Top Five Things You Need to Know about SafeSport Training

Effective January 1, 2019, all US Equestrian (USEF) members 18 years old or older with a competing membership must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s SafeSport Training to be eligible to compete.

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Dec 12, 2018 Eventing News

Take the Equestrian Helmet Use Survey!

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.

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Sep 27, 2018 Research Studies

USEA Board of Governors Votes to Support Four Studies with the Equine Medical Research Fund

The Equine Medical Research Fund was created in 2014 to provide consistent funding for equine medical research. A $1.00 starter fee was added to each USEA recognized event entry beginning in 2014, and at year’s end those dollars were distributed through the Morris Animal Foundation, which assists the USEA with selecting studies to fund, monitoring the funds, and reporting on progress.

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Jun 19, 2018 USEA Foundation

More Items up for Grabs in USEA Online Auction to Benefit Eventing Safety and Education

Planning to travel across the country to compete this year? Then you won’t want to miss out on the chance to bid on a cross­-country flight donated by Tex Sutton Forwarding!

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Jun 08, 2018 USEA Foundation

Great Meadow Supports USEA Online Auction To Benefit Eventing Safety and Education

The organizers of the Great Meadow International have generously offered to support the upcoming USEA Online Auction by donating two VIP tickets and two nights at the Red Fox Inn and Tavern in Middleburg, Virginia for the weekend of July 6-8.

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May 30, 2018 Eventing News

US Equestrian Safe Sport Action Steps and Updates to Safe Sport Sanctions List

Abuse of any kind has absolutely no place in sports. Protecting our athletes is of utmost importance. The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) is complying with all requirements of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) and Federal Law. Many USEF members have asked about the USEF Safe Sport Policy and program. The information below addresses these questions and outlines actions taken by USEF to help keep our athletes safe.   

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May 18, 2018 Eventing News

Safe Sport Updates from USEF President and CEO

As you know, safe sport has been a topic of national conversation recently and we take this issue very seriously. USEF has been proactive for several years under the leadership of our General Counsel Sonja Keating to develop and implement safe sport programs and today we wanted to share with you additional steps we are taking to ensure our children and young athletes are safe while practicing and competing in the sport they love.

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