The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce that Sidelines Magazine will not only be returning as a “Media Partner of U.S. Eventing,” but they will also be supporting the Association as a “Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program” and a “Prize Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships.” Sidelines Magazine will give the USEA additional promotion and exposure through their printed and digital media products, while also providing prizes for participants at the AEC and EA21 clinics.
Estimates indicate up to 60 percent of lameness in the horse is related to end-stage degenerative joint disease (DJD), also known as osteoarthritis (OA). DJD can influence performance and significantly impact any horse—from top competitors and weekend warriors to aging seniors.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce Standlee’s return as the “Official Forage of the USEA” for 2023. Standlee will also support the Association as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Horse of the Year Leaderboard,” a “Gold Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Series.”
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is delighted to announce that World Equestrian Brands will once again return as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Award” and a “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship” for 2023. The company will provide a substantial prize valued at $500 to be presented to the winning USEA Rider of the Year at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 6-10, 2023. World Equestrian Brands will also give prizes to the top three winning teams at the conclusion of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TEIC) on May 27-28, 2023.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce the return of RevitaVet as the “Title Sponsor of the USEA Young Rider Leaderboard” for 2023. The company will provide one RevitaVet system, a pair of hock savers and a poll cap for the USEA Young Rider of the Year, which will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 6-10, 2023.
Mobility matters, so help keep your horse moving with healthy joints and smart healthcare. Lameness. A dreaded word. Uttering it means that your horse may be out of commission. Determining the cause can be challenging, which means treatment—and recovery—can be a long process.
From proven arthritis medications to nutritional supplements, understanding the differences among joint product types can make a real difference in your horse’s long-term mobility. Just like horses are similar but different, so are equine joint products. They’re created in different ways, approved for different uses and monitored differently for safety and effectiveness. Choosing the product (or products) right for your horse can be complex. The decision depends on a number of factors, like the condition affecting your horse’s joints, your horse’s severity of lameness or degenerative joint disease (DJD), the type of work your horse does, and the list goes on.
An interesting addition to the Adult Rider Open Forum that took place during the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was the Grooms panel featuring some of the grooms from the 2022 Eventing World Championships. Former USEA President and professional groom Max Corcoran sat down alongside Stephanie Simpson, groom for Boyd Martin, and Hailey Burlock, groom for Will Coleman, to chat about all things related to grooming.
One of the biggest highlights, undoubtedly, from the 2022 eventing season was Team USA’s performance at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni. The USEA was lucky enough to have all of the team riders for the U.S. in attendance for this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, and alongside Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello and former USEA President and USEF Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator Max Corcoran, the team members came together for a review of the 2022 World Championships during this year’s annual gathering. Curious as to what each team member had to say relating to this year’s showdown? We’ve compiled a favorite quote from each member of the panel for your review here.
Equine nutrition is the foundation of our horse’s success in the show ring and a large and necessary part of their diet falls into the category of forage. We caught up with Standlee’s resident forage expert Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D., of Performance Horse Nutrition to chat about all things hay-related and to help you get a solid foundation of understanding for the importance of selecting and supplementing the forage in your horse’s diet.
The meeting room was full of eventing enthusiasts for the Rule Change Open Forum that took place on Saturday, December 10 during the 2022 Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia. Moderator Malcolm Hook outlined the 12 eventing-specific proposed rule changes and clarifications and 15 general rule changes which would impact eventing competitors which have not yet been approved by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Throughout the session, Hook welcomed questions and feedback from forum attendees and encouraged USEA members to continue to send in their feedback via the rules feedback portal which will go live on Wednesday, December 14th on the USEA website.