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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.