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.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
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.
It has been brought to the attention of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) that there have been issues with mail delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to the USEA office associated with the busy holiday season. There have been numerous reports by members of letters being sent to the USEA office which have not been received dating back to before the Thanksgiving holiday. We are working with the USPS to attempt to address and resolve this situation. If you have sent in physical mail to the USEA office with no response, we encourage you to contact the office at (703) 779-0440 or via email at [email protected] to verify its arrival.
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.