Apr 15, 2024

Calling All Commentators: Join John Kyle at the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event

Do you want to break into the world of providing eventing commentary at events or brush up on your already-acquired skills? Legendary equestrian commentator John Kyle, who has been "the voice" of the Kentucky Three-Day Event live stream since 2014, has provided commentary for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and is contracted to provide his services during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, and so much more.

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Apr 11, 2024 Education

Understanding the Way Adults Like to Learn, Both In and Out of the Saddle

What started as an opportunity to gain feedback from participants in an Adult Rider Camp, turned into something so much more and USEA Area VI Adult Rider Coordinator Sharl Talan is eager to share all that she gleaned from the experience with coaches and adult riders across the country.

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Apr 05, 2024 Profile

Gretchen Butts and Waredaca Celebrate 20 Years of the Classic Three-Day

Gretchen Butts grew up in the long-format era of eventing in the 1970s, completing the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2003 and 2004 and finishing one of the last long-format Burghley Horse Trials (England) in 2004 on her beloved Zydeco.

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Apr 02, 2024 Education

Pressure Proof Tip: Letting Down and Living Up

One of the best thing about our sport is that we all get to share it with the people who mean the most to us. Our friends and family have an open-ended invitation to watch our classes, clinics, and competitions; and our trainers, grooms, horse owners, and barn-mates are permanent fixtures at our most meaningful and memorable events.

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Mar 30, 2024 Instructors

Observing an ECP Workshop and Gaining Some Inspiration

For the past couple of years I’ve been moving through a confusing and disconcerting season of my career. I’ve spent my whole life fit (unless injured) and extremely active competing and training horses. A couple of years ago that all started to change with the slow onset of an illness that has taken away a lot of my ability to compete or ride at any level effectively.

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Mar 29, 2024 Education

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Teagan Van't Jordenshof

It’s a while since we’ve engaged so it’s possibly a good time to press the "refresh" button! As the title suggests, good conformation can assist good soundness and, therefore, good longevity which is obviously in the best interests of both equine and human partners.

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Mar 20, 2024 Education

The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels: Your Ultimate Resource

Many years ago, I composed a document for my students called “The Building Blocks for Learning to Ride.” It covered the progressive stages of learning to ride, from sitting on a horse and holding the reins for the first time to jumping cavalletti and preparing for course work. Each step was numbered. I wrote it so that any student of mine who found themselves stuck, in a rut, or regressing could find where they were on this “Building Block” roadmap and then work backward through the previous blocks to see where they might have missed a step or needed to reconfirm a skill.

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Mar 12, 2024 Education

Make the Most of Your Spring Outings: 5 Tips for Eventing Success

We’re just about one week away from the official start of spring. For many eventers, signs of spring mean it’s time to venture off the farm for cross-country schooling, educational activities, and/or schooling shows. These outings are invaluable as they enable horses and riders to practice their skills in a supportive environment and foster a positive experience. The team at STRIDER is here with five tips to help you make the most of your spring outings.

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Mar 11, 2024 Education

USEA Podcast #356: Equine Heart Health with Dr. Amy Polkes

As eventers, the health and happiness of our horses is key. USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with Board-Certified Equine Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Amy Polkes about your horse's heart health, common cardiac issues you should be aware of, and ways to best ensure that your horse has the healthiest heart possible!

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Mar 04, 2024 Affiliates

USEA Affiliates Now Eligible for Complimentary Digital Memberships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to extend the benefit of a complimentary Digital Membership, which was originally introduced for participants of the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) in 2023, to now include members of USEA Affiliate Associations. USEA Affiliates are comprised of local Eventing Associations from across the country that serve as a voice for the eventing communities in their Area.

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Feb 27, 2024 Education

Studs 101: Max Corcoran's Guide to Perfecting Your Stud-Kit

As most eventers know, the key to success in the show ring often lies in the preparation done beforehand. For the cross-country phase, memorizing your course and having a plan is a given, but another key factor to consider is choosing the appropriate studs for your horse. If you're new to the sport, the concept of studs might seem a little overwhelming, but former USEA President and current co-chair of the USEA Grooms Committee Max Corcoran broke down all of the basics that you need to know when putting together your stud kit for the first time or before packing up for your first show of the 2024 season.

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