A life filled with horses, racing motocross, competitive rowing, and volunteering, Vicki Reynolds has stayed on the go. Reynolds was able to clock in 330 volunteer hours and 35 minutes to secure the 2018 USEA Volunteer of the Year title.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) and EQSportsNet will continue their successful partnership through 2019 to provide access to livestreaming of competitions to USEA members and eventing enthusiasts at a discounted rate.
This month’s USEA Volunteer of the Month didn’t grow up around horses or riding since she was little. In fact, Margaret Potorski didn’t put a foot in the horse world until her daughter, Faith, decided she wanted to ride as a little girl. It was Faith who brought Margaret into the horse world, and now Margaret can’t imagine life without horses and volunteering!
Joan Mayfield has been a part of the eventing community for longer than the majority of the USEA’s current members have been alive. While she started taking “up-down” lessons as a teenager, she didn’t get her first horse until she graduated from college.
Giving oral medications to horses can be an arduous task! Pastes are a little easier than other oral medications, often with a long syringe that can be placed towards the rear of the horse’s mouth. Pills, however, can be very difficult to administer to our horses.
The USEA would like to welcome back EquiAppraisal, LLC as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2019 USEA Educational Symposium. This year’s Symposium will take place February 18-21 in Weirsdale, Florida at the Grand Oaks Resort. EquiAppraisal has generously offered to sponsor lunch for all FEH and YEH attendees.
Volunteer Committee member Irene Doo joins us on the USEA Podcast this week to discuss the jump judge instructional videos that were released last fall, and Marcia Kulak is back with a segment on planning your upcoming season.
Several environmental conditions affect horses in the winter, and for each decrease in coldness of one degree Fahrenheit below the critical temperature, there is an increase in digestible energy requirements for body temperature maintenance.
Suzanne Adams grew up as a self-proclaimed barn rat. While her passion for horses may have been ill-advised by her parents, Adams was not discouraged. She was persistent and would find horses in backyard barns that weren’t being ridden and ask the owners to work for them in exchange for riding.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce their continued Corporate Sponsor partnership with Standlee Premium Western Forage®, the “Official Forage of the USEA.”
As a sport, eventing is inherently competitive. Riders compete against other riders on the hunt for wins, qualifying scores, and upgrade points while simultaneously competing against themselves as they work towards improved dressage scores and cleaner jump rounds. When it comes to business, though, eventers-turned-entrepreneurs Ainsley Jacobs of Ride Heels Down and Mary Campbell of Mare Modern Goods are proving that community is stronger than competition and their brands are better together.