Nov 22, 2021

USEA Podcast #297: The Working Student Special

Nicole Brown is joined by Lesley Grant Law and one of Law Eventing's working students Anna Fitzhugh to talk about how working student programs work and the benefits of them.

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Nov 21, 2021 Instructors

Countdown to the ICP Symposium at Barnstaple South

The 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium will return to Florida this winter in just a few short months. Held at Barnstaple South, the USEA’s partner winter training facility in the Ocala, Florida area, the ICP Symposium will run February 8-9, 2022.

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Nov 19, 2021 SJ Course Designers

Everything You Need to Know for the Chris Barnard Show Jumping Seminar at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

This year, the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will host a full-day educational show jumping design clinic on Wednesday, December 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Led by the well-known show jumping course designer, Chris Barnard, this seminar will be educational for any USEA member interested in learning more about the show jumping courses. Read below for more information.

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Nov 17, 2021 Education

Pressure Proof: The Opponent Effect

Worrying about losing to a rider, or being beaten by another, is a common mistake many riders make. Wondering if you’re going to beat someone or be beaten by someone else is just as common. Together this kind of worrying and wondering is called the opponent effect and is one of the most obvious - and overwhelming - causes of show jitters and performance anxiety.

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Nov 16, 2021 Education

Conquer the Cold with these Three Winter Weather Riding Exercises

Riding in the winter can be a bit of a perilous effort — cold temperatures, lack of turnout time, and confinement to smaller spaces all make for difficulties to navigate during this long, dark season. Luckily, USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Level III Certified Instructor Jennifer Rousseau has a handful of tactful tricks to keep both you and your partner engaged all winter long.

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Nov 14, 2021 Education

Diagnostics: A Beginner’s Guide

In the world of equine sports medicine, there are diagnostics – identifying the problem – and treatment – fixing the problem. Diagnostics for horses has become very sophisticated over the last several years and there are a wide range of tools that can be used to diagnose problems.

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Nov 08, 2021 Young Event Horse

USEA Podcast #296: Young Horse Special

Nicole Brown is joined by Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn to look back on his recent trip to the Young Horse World Championships in Le Lion d'Angers. Plus Dutta Corps. USEA Young Event Horse Championship judges Chris Ryan and Debbie Adams tell us what they look for in the future stars of the sport.

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Nov 07, 2021 Safety

VIDEO: EquiRatings Quality Index Webinar for Licensed Eventing Officials

What is the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) and how does it work? Learn just that, hear from the USEA Safety Subcommittee, the Eventing Licensed Officials Committee, and more in this recording of the EquiRatings Quality Index Webinar for Licensed Eventing Officials that took place earlier this year.

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Nov 06, 2021 Education

Featured Clinician: Colton Woods

“For amateurs or professionals in any discipline, you have to be able to communicate with your horse in a way that the horse is willing to take action on what you have asked. There has to be a willingness to listen to you, and it takes time to build that trust and willingness.”

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Nov 02, 2021 Young Event Horse

How Did the YEH Graduates Finish at the Maryland 5 Star?

The inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill took place on Oct. 13-17 in Elkton, Maryland. With American rider Boyd Martin taking home the victory, it was a historic week for the sport of eventing. To add to the showcase of American pride, the five-star entry list had American-bred horses and horses who have been eventing in the U.S. since they were 4 years old.

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Oct 31, 2021 Future Event Horse

Four Young Horses Awarded Championship Honors on Final Day of FEH and The Dutta Corp. USEA YEH West Coast Championships

The bright autumn leaves and the early morning fog helped set the scene for Halloween as well as the final day of competition on Saturday in the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, CA.

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