Safety

Jul 17, 2019

VIDEO: Safety Committee Open Forum

The Safety Committee consists of three subcommittees: Rider Safety, Equine Safety, and Welfare, and Cross-Country Safety. They came together at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention to discuss what the subcommittees have been working on in the Safety Committee Open Forum.

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Jul 04, 2019 Safety

VIDEO: How New Safety Technology is Going to Reduce Risk

Roy Burek of Charles Owen passed away on April 27, 2019 following a heart attack in his sleep. Through his work at Charles Owen, Burek made an immeasurable contribution to head injury research and helmet safety technology. He gave a presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on the different safety technology currently used in helmets as well as advancements in technology that are taking place.

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May 14, 2019 Safety

Safety In Eventing: How Far We’ve Come

The United States Eventing Association considers the safety of every horse and rider that participates in the sport of eventing to be of the utmost importance and concern. Over the last several years, the sport has made incredible progress towards implementing additional rules and processes to ensure the safety of both human and equine competitors.

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May 08, 2019 Safety

VIDEO: Safety Concepts for Every Ride

University of Kentucky professor Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith and graduate student Shannon Wood gave a presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on their study of rotational falls.

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Mar 20, 2019 Safety

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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