May 22, 2024

The Importance of Foot Work for Eventing Horses

Why do some horses and riders always seem to find their balance and their feet when the unexpected happens? The answer may lie in the time-tested practice of gymnastic exercises. Every rider, every horse, at every level can benefit from the use of ground poles, cavalletti, and gymnastic exercises over small fences. This article is aimed at improving the balance and stability of both horse and rider. Improved balance and stability not only contribute to better show jumping and cross-country jumping, but are the foundations of more secure and safer riding.

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May 14, 2024 Educational Activities

Sleeping Fox Farm Eventing to Host Phillip Dutton Clinic at Leg Up Farm

Sleeping Fox Farm Eventing is honored to host three-time Olympic medalist Phillip Dutton (USA) for a two-day clinic at Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania. The event will take place June 1-2, and will start at 8:00 a.m. each day.

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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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Feb 04, 2024 Educational Activities

Through the Lens: 2024 ECP Symposium

Coaches from across the country convened at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 for the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium. Each day was dedicated to a different phase of the sport, and coaches were able to learn from ECP faculty, guest speakers, and demo riders from Intro to Intermediate.

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Feb 01, 2024 Educational Activities

Creating Engagement in the Canter on Day 3 of the 2024 ECP Symposium

The final day of the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium was all about show jumping, but as event riders know, proper flat work is the key to better jumping. As with the previous two days, participants broke into groups with ECP coach mentors to observe demo riders from Beginner Novice through Intermediate, then come up with a lesson plan that included a few key points to work on.

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Jan 31, 2024 Educational Activities

Opening Your Sail on Cross-Country on Day 2 of the 2024 ECP Symposium

Olympian and five-star winner Karen O’Connor took the literal reins at the start of day 2 of the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium as she spoke about proper cross-country position in front of a group of enthusiastic riders and coaches at the Florida Horse Park.

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Jan 30, 2024 Educational Activities

Test Tips and Lots of Learning on Day 1 of the 2024 ECP Symposium

Nearly 50 participants headed to the Florida Horse Park today for the start of the 2024 USEA Eventing Coaches Program Symposium. Each day, participants pair up with ECP Faculty members to discuss demo rides, brainstorm ideas, and create lesson plans. They also have the opportunity for question-and-answer sessions with top professionals in the sport.

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Jan 29, 2024 Instructors

Fast Facts: 2024 ECP Symposium

Beginning tomorrow, the 2024 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium will kick off at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida. The event runs from Tuesday, Jan. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 1 and will provide an opportunity for a multitude of eventing enthusiasts and professionals to immerse themselves in the latest and greatest teaching philosophies and techniques of the sport to encourage the safe and successful progression of students. Members won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the USEA’s revamped program for developing coaches and evaluating riders of all levels.

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Jan 18, 2024 Instructors

Eventing Legends and Industry Experts Set to Lead the 2024 ECP Symposium

The 2024 ECP Symposium is less than two weeks away, and the star-studded list of faculty and special guests set to lead the three-day immersive educational experience is sure to make this an unforgettable event. On Jan. 30–Feb. 1, current eventing coaches, riders, parents, owners, and avid supporters of the sport will convene in Ocala, Florida, at the Florida Horse Park to experience some of the key elements of the USEA’s revamped program for developing coaches and evaluate riders of all levels. Click here to register to attend today!

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Jan 10, 2024 Instructors

Preparing for the 2024 ECP Symposium with a Mini-Symposium Experience at the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

As attendees of the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention filled the room of the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Mini-Symposium, ECP instructors began bringing chairs in from the hallway to make sure every participant had a chair in one of the most exciting and interactive sessions at this year’s Convention, held Dec. 7-10 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Dec 30, 2023 Instructors

Book Your Trip to the 2024 USEA ECP Symposium Today!

The United States Eventing Associations’ (USEA) Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) welcomes all interested coaches, riders, parents, owners and avid supporters of the sport of eventing to make plans to attend the 2024 ECP Symposium in Ocala, Florida, on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1! The annual ECP Symposium, which is held in the southeast to accommodate the migration of eventers for the winter season, is at the Florida Horse Park in 2024 and provides an immersive, three-day educational experience for anyone who is interested in learning more about eventing coaching. Click here to download the registration form today!

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