The Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) Horse Trials hosted the second Hylofit USEA Classic Series Event of the 2019 season over the first weekend in June at the Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Indiana. The Training and Novice Three-Day divisions were the highlight of the weekend with Illinois natives Erin Walsh and Caroline Charette taking home top honors on their off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
The first step to understanding how best to care for the horse’s joints is to understand the anatomy of the joint – all the different pieces that come together to make the joint healthy and able to accomplish its job. There are five major components of the joint – the joint capsule, synovial membrane, synovial fluid, articular cartilage, and the subchondral bone.
The Pine Top Farm Horse Trials are held four times yearly: twice in February, once in March, and once in November. The Pine Top Intermediate Horse Trials in February, Spring Horse Trials in March, and Thanksgiving Horse Trials in November all offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate while the Advanced Horse Trials in February offers Novice through Advanced levels.
For many aspiring professionals, time spent as a working student is an invaluable stepping stone on the way to running one’s own operation. After eight years spent as a working student, 23-year-old Danielle Poulsen took a leap of faith and decided to take a position as the head trainer at Myopia Hunt Club Stables in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Earlier this month, five-star eventer and Olympian Boyd Martin taught a show jumping clinic at Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, Virginia where he guided participants through a series of exercises designed to improve rideability.
“Riding is hard on the body,” stated five-star eventer Sinead Halpin. “Cowboys are not bow legged and hunched backed because it looks cool. If you ride, you will most likely be injured, you will most likely ride a difficult horse, you will most likely ride defensively. Staying strong and flexible is your best defense against chronic pain.”
Ever wonder what the pros see when they're out walking cross-country? In the Ride Between the Flags series, riders walk us through their approach to tackling different cross-country questions. North American Youth Championship (NAYC) medalist and Eventing 25 Training List rider Madison Temkin rode three horses at the Preliminary level at the Twin Rivers Spring Horse Trials and talks us through 15ABC, the coffin.
In 2007, upper level eventer Jennie Brannigan was working for Mike and Emma Winter when she called good friend and fellow Californian rider and trainer Dayna Lynd-Pugh and said there was a horse in the Winters’ barn that Dayna might be interested in.
The Poplar Place Horse Trials are held four times yearly in Hamilton, Georgia (Area III) in March, May, June, and September, offering Introductory through Intermediate levels. Poplar Place is also the host of the Area III Championships at their June event. Poplar Place is a full-service boarding facility that hosts schooling shows in addition to their USEA recognized events.
Since the USEA Medal Program was founded 10 years ago, 2,304 gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to USEA members. The USEA Medal Program was started in 2009 as a way to recognize USEA members for their accomplishments in the sport of eventing.