This week on the podcast, we focus on the safety protocols and procedures within the USEA. Safety Committee Chair Carol Kozloski and Cross-Country Fence Construction/Course Design Safety Task Force Chair Jonathan Holling join us to clarify the role of these safety bodies within our Association, as well as to discuss their role in sport safety. We also welcome Dr. Suzanne Smith of the University of Kentucky on the podcast to explain her plan of research for the USEA Collapsible Fence Study.
You can donate to the collapsible fence study through the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org.
We are currently receiving a lot of questions about this year's event. We will keep working on the 2020 vintage of Les 5 Étoiles de Pau (a CCI5*-L event and FEI Driving World Championship for singles) - a great celebration marking the 30th edition of this event and included in the agenda of the best riders and drivers in the world.
This month we’re going to begin a several-month series about defense and coping mechanisms. It’s common for these two terms to be used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Coping mechanisms are mental strategies that resolve stressful events, while defense mechanisms are behaviors that attempt to avoid or hide from them.
While every story submitted to the USEA for the June Horse of the Month was unique and special, it was Teddy’s story that stood out. Therefore, the USEA June Horse of the Month is Talon Ted aka "Teddy", a 14.1 hand, 17-year-old Paint Pinto Gelding owned by Eran Murray and ridden by Eran’s daughter, Brooke Murray.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).