For more than two decades, the sport of eventing worldwide has focused policy, research, and design innovation to increase understanding and reduce the occurrence and consequence of horse and rider injury. Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) statistics from 2002 show nearly 75 percent reduction of any rider injury.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has always been devoted to the progression of equine research. Since its founding in 1940, Grayson-Jockey Club has helped advise various equine research specialties and protocols seen in our industry today. The Foundation has endorsed health recommendations for equine industry protocols, uncovered solutions to critical diseases, and found clues to numerous resolutions of equine health issues.
In this first episode of the USEA Podcast in 2020, Jo Whitehouse joins us first to discuss some new and existing initiatives of the USEA Foundation, including the Poggio Horsemanship Study, and shares news of the silent auction that was held at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide day of giving fueled by the power of collaboration and social media. Celebrated following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and taking place this year on Tuesday, December 3, #GivingTuesday kicks off the season of giving by tuning the minds of the world community towards donating to the charities nearest and dearest to their hearts and minds.
The riders who received grants from the Mars Bromont Rising U25 Program lost no time in putting what they had learned to good use at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, held November 13-17, 2019 in Ocala, Florida.
At the USEA Board of Governors meeting in August, the Equine Medical Research Committee recommended the funding of four studies using the $39,581 collected in 2018 and the Board approved their recommendation.
The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Essex Horse Trials Grant, the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant, and the Haller Scholarship for Eventing Officials. The deadline for applications for these grants is October 15.
This week on the USEA Podcast, cross-country course designer and builder Morgan Rowsell comes on the show to discuss cross-country safety. He reviews the different kinds of frangible devices including pins, reverse pins, and MIM clips and talks about the role they now play in the sport. He also stresses the importance of understanding the risks involved and taking appropriate caution to mitigate the risks.
The Safety Committee consists of three subcommittees: Rider Safety, Equine Safety, and Welfare, and Cross-Country Safety. They came together at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention to discuss what the subcommittees have been working on in the Safety Committee Open Forum.
As I sit here typing this, I have some kind of colored pen on half my legs, some kind of food product on parts of my shirt, and duct tape and string across half my living room—that is the latest trap creation my three-year-old has made. I am back in full mom mode, and after being away for two full weeks that for the horse girl in me went by in the blink of an eye, but for the mom in me felt like a lifetime, I cannot help but think about what a difference a few days make.
The members of the USEA Foundation’s Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee met on Wednesday, July 3 and awarded travel grants totaling $22,975 to 19 US riders entered in The Event at Rebecca Farm.