Natasha Sprengers-Levine

Mar 12, 2024

Make the Most of Your Spring Outings: 5 Tips for Eventing Success

We’re just about one week away from the official start of spring. For many eventers, signs of spring mean it’s time to venture off the farm for cross-country schooling, educational activities, and/or schooling shows. These outings are invaluable as they enable horses and riders to practice their skills in a supportive environment and foster a positive experience. The team at STRIDER is here with five tips to help you make the most of your spring outings.

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Dec 05, 2023 Education

Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community

To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.

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Nov 14, 2023 Education

Three Ways to Save Time on Short Days

Spooky season is upon us. While your horse may be haunted by the ghosts lurking in the corner of the indoor, you’re probably feeling more worried about late autumn’s decreased daylight hours. Those shorter days can make work seem just a bit more daunting if you’re operating an equestrian business.

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Jun 03, 2023 News

Five Tips for Better Barn Communication this Season

Communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information or news. Life with event horses often requires a great deal of information to be exchanged. From basic care to facility announcements, lesson schedules, competition plans, coordination of appointments with veterinarians, farriers, and body work professionals, there’s no shortage of information flying around.

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Apr 15, 2023 Education

3-2-1.. Have a Great Ride! A First Timers Checklist for a USEA-Recognized Event

Picture this: you’ve been enjoying schooling all three phases with your horse and your coach. Maybe you’ve even had success at a starter trial or combined test this spring. On the USEA calendar, you spot a recognized horse trial that will be a great first “official” outing for you and your horse. You plan to enter. Now what?

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Dec 16, 2022 Education

15 Employment Tips from Eventing, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper Professionals

Earlier this year, USEA educational partner STRIDER continued their popular Professional Development Webinar series for horse business owners and aspiring professionals with “Hiring in the Horse World: Best Practices to Find and Retain Team Members”. This interactive panel discussion presented by Mythic Landing Enterprises featured insights from 5* Eventer Will Faudree, Olympian and co-founder of Dressage4Kids Lendon Gray, and Sheryl Sutherby, show manager for Rolling Acres Show Stables, one of the top hunter/ jumper on the East Coast.

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Dec 06, 2022

The Business Toolkit for Eventers

As USEA members prepare for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, the USEA is pleased to share “The Business Toolkit For Eventers” from our educational partner STRIDER. This webinar is part of their popular Professional Development Series for Equestrians, which features experts from across the horse industry speaking on business topics relevant to equestrian sport.

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Sep 20, 2022 Education

15 Tips from Eventing, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper Professionals

Earlier this year, USEA educational partner STRIDER continued their popular Professional Development Webinar series for horse business owners and aspiring professionals with “Hiring in the Horse World: Best Practices to Find and Retain Team Members”. This interactive panel discussion presented by Mythic Landing Enterprises featured insights from 5* Eventer Will Faudree, Olympian and co-founder of Dressage4Kids Lendon Gray, and Sheryl Sutherby, show manager for Rolling Acres Show Stables, one of the top hunter/ jumper on the East Coast.

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Jul 23, 2022 Education

5 Ways to Save Time as an Eventing Organizer

To organize a successful horse trial, combined test, clinic, or cross-country schooling day involves good management of many moving parts. As an organizer, it’s important to remember that your time matters. Having a variety of methods in your event management toolbox can help quiet the organizational chaos. Check out these five tips to save time (and boost revenue) as an eventing organizer.

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Jun 25, 2022 Education

Three Ways to Expand Community through Competitions

From the tadpole division at the local starter horse trials through the CCI5* at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day, equestrian competition brings people together. At every level, horse shows can expand community and foster growth for the sport of eventing.

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May 24, 2022 Education

Tips for Successful Haul-In Schooling

You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.

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