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May 28, 2020

Consistency is the Key to Fitness with Shelby O’Leary

Shelby O’Leary has been riding horses for more than 20 years, training young horses and off-the-track Thoroughbreds, competing in the jumpers, and working as the head rider at a dressage barn. It wasn’t until after she returned back from three years spent riding in Germany that she shifted her focus to helping riders from outside of the saddle.

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May 26, 2020 Instructors

ICP Spotlight: Area IV

For over 20 years the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) has been educating all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. The USEA is now shining the spotlight each month on some of the 300 ICP Certified Instructors.

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May 21, 2020 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Woodside Horse Trials

The Woodside Horse Trials are held at the Horse Park at Woodside in Woodside, California (Area VI) in May, August, and October of each year. The event offers Introductory through Advanced levels at their spring event, Intro through Intermediate and USEA Future Event Horse Classes at their summer event, and Intro through Advanced and CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S levels at their fall event.

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May 20, 2020 Association News

Dobbin (1994-2020)

The USEA is sad to share the news that Dobbin (Lyphelius x Deal Debbie Deal), Corinne Ashton’s chestnut Thoroughbred gelding who was the 2008 USEA Horse of the Year and the 12th ranked horse on the USEA Historical High Point Horse list with 970 points, passed away over the weekend at the age of 26.

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May 20, 2020 Education

Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan: Merrieworld Quintessa

“This horse lacks the refinement you’d generally see in the upper level event horse,” Chris Ryan first observed of this 5-year-old Morgan mare. “This is more of what I’d consider a pleasure type. Remember, conformation does not rely on breed type but is a straight study of physique.”

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May 19, 2020 Association News

Sloopy (1992-2020)

Sloopy (Two Davids x Nearly Sloopy), an off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding ridden at the four-star (now five-star) level by John Williams, has passed away at the age of 28.

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May 09, 2020 Profile

Horse Heroes: Show of Heart

Show of Heart was born on March 19, 1990 at Tim and Nina Gardner’s Welcome Here Farm at its original location in Maryland, a Thoroughbred gelding by It’s Freezing and out of Lovely Duckling. Bred to race, “Smokey” began his career on the track as a 2-year-old, breaking his maiden at Laurel Park after eight starts. Between his 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old year, Smokey had a total of 46 starts on the track, earning just over $44,000.

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May 08, 2020 Education

Equine Biosecurity with Dr. Joe Lyman

In the time of COVID-19, now more than ever people are thinking about the importance of biosecurity. What is biosecurity, exactly? Biosecurity is defined as the measures employed to reduce the impact of any infectious disease. For humans, this includes things like hand washing, wearing masks, and maintaining a safe distance from others to slow the spread of pathogens.

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May 07, 2020 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Willow Draw Charity Horse Trials

The Willow Draw Charity Horse Trials, located in Weatherford, Texas (Area V) is held twice yearly as a one-day event in May and October and offers Starter through Training levels.

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May 06, 2020 Membership

Now on Course: Claire Robinson and Doonhill Dancer

Two years ago, Claire Robinson was traveling from her base in Georgia to attend the USEA Young Event Horse Symposium in Ocala, Florida with her 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare. Robinson’s parents were acquainted with Mike and Jennifer Keane through their common interest in Connemaras and arranged for Robinson and her horse to spend the night at the Keane’s farm.

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May 05, 2020 Eventing News

Shared Dreams (1994-2020)

Shared Dreams (General Silver x Notable Miss Iron), a 15.3 hand off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding and Jan Byyny's mount for the 2003 Pan American Games held at Fair Hill, has passed away at the age of 26.

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