The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is excited to welcome Jump 4 Joy USA as a “Gold Sponsor of the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium,” which will take place in Ocala, Florida on Tuesday, February 20. In addition to financial support for the event, Jump 4 Joy USA will be providing portable cross-country jumps for the YEH Masterclass evening session at Redtail Ridge Farm South, as well as discounts on purchase of their products for the attendees. Click here to register for the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium.
One of the hottest topics in any equestrian industry is gut health. Attendees of the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were treated to a crash course in the equine digestive system led by Doug Leavitt and Alex Brannon with USEA sponsor Nutrena Feeds. Leavitt and Brannon talked in-depth about the role probiotics and calcite can play in gut and immune support in horses and how Nutrena’s newest proprietary blend, Digestive Shield, checks all of the boxes.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce that Ocala Horse Properties has signed on to support the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program as the title sponsor of the 2024 USEA YEH Symposium. The Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium will be held in Ocala, Florida, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and features a morning session on evaluating jumping, galloping and conformation at Majestic Oaks Ocala, as well as a YEH Masterclass in the evening at Redtail Ridge Farm South. Click here to register to attend.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to welcome ARMA, a Shires Equestrian Products brand, as the newest Corporate Partner of the USEA. ARMA joins as the “Official Horse Boot of the USEA” and will support the following USEA programs and events as part of their partnership: a “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships,” a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program,” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.”
There are currently 48 states which are covered under the Equine Activity Liability Act. This act, which does not apply in the states of California or Maryland, shifts the burden of the risk involved in equine activities onto the participant. However, as USEA Board of Governor member and attorney Yvonne Ocrant pointed out during her seminar, “Equine Law 101: Understanding & Minimizing Risk of Liability in Equine Activities,” which took place during the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, there are always exceptions to every rule.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce that Kerrits will be extending their partnership as the “Official Competition and Training Apparel of the USEA” for 2024 and 2025. Kerrits will also support the following USEA programs and events through their partnership: “Silver Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” “Contributing Sponsor of the Adult Team Championships at the AEC,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Program,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships,” and “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.”
In recent years, the importance of diversity in equestrian sport has taken the spotlight, and Strides For Equality Equestrians (SEE) is working towards making all disciplines, including eventing, a more friendly and welcoming place for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), as well as underrepresented groups.
The USEA Foundation’s mission is to “protect and preserve the sport of eventing for future generations and to provide support for the core educational, safety, and equine welfare programs of the USEA.” The Foundation also administers educational grants for riders with the intent of preparing them to reach their goals. There are a variety of grants available to USEA members of all ages and experiences and for those who aren’t riders as well. Most grants come through individual donors who have a passion for a specific area of the sport.
Attendees of the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a real treat with this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is an icon in the worlds of agriculture and autism and is most notably known for applying her own experiences as an autistic individual to her studies on how stress impacts both humans and animals. In this year’s keynote address, Dr. Grandin shared several different scenarios encountered in both her studies and the studies of her animal science students at Colorado State University that apply to the equestrian community.