The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to continue their partnership with Flair, LLC, maker of FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips. For 2019, Flair, LLC has increased their support of USEA programs by signing on as a Bronze Level sponsor of the USEA Classic Series and Contributing Level sponsor of both the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships and 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships.
“Flair is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the USEA. The role that USEA plays to build a solid foundation for amateur and professional riders is a key to developing the sport,” said Flair CEO and President Jim Chiapetta DVM JD. “This year, we look forward to partnering with USEA, specifically on educational efforts and respiratory health. It’s a well-known saying: 'No foot, no horse.' However, the reality is if the horse’s lungs aren’t working their best, all the feet in the world won’t help.”
FLAIR Nasal Strips are self-adhesive strips that promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at all levels by reducing airway resistance and providing improved airflow when your horse needs oxygen most. Since their introduction at the 1999 Breeder’s Cup races and the 2000 Olympics, FLAIR Strips have been regularly used for training and competition by world-class professional horsemen as well as amateur owners around the world. To learn more about their products, visit their website.
“We are extremely thankful to our partners at Flair, LLC for their continued support,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “We stand by their products and they stand with the sport of eventing. FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips help equine breathe easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, and recover faster, all of which is incredibly important for the endurance phase of eventing.”
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
A case of EHV-1 (neurological) has been reported in Ocala, Florida, similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries. The horse was not shipped from Europe and was not on show grounds at the onset of symptoms. USEF is working closely with the Florida Department of Agriculture and state authorities who are completing contact tracing and identifying the potential source of the virus exposure.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.