Jan 21, 2020

In Memoriam: Jean Moyer

Jean Moyer. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Elliott.

Jean E Moyer (McCaw), age 69, of Gig Harbor, Washington, passed away January 10, 2020, from long term complications of type 2 diabetes. Jean was born on August 1, 1950 in Somerville, New Jersey. She spent a childhood in Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania, before marrying James Moyer on November 30, 1974. Together in 1977, they made the move to Washington State and made it their home. Her loving husband, James survives.

Jean’s unwavering passion for horses granted her a life well spent of adventures. As an equestrian rider and coach, she achieved pony club graduate level “A”, English BHSI certification, and Canadian Level III Coaching. She achieved international recognition as a legendary trendsetting coach of the equestrian sport of eventing. Within the 45 years of experience, using her keen eye and understanding of horse and rider, the Pacific Northwest eventing community was rewarded with many international medals and accolades, thanks to the innovating coaching of Jean.

Jean is survived by devoted husband, James, and a family of many friends, who cherish her memory. The halls of eventing, will forever echo her call of “GOOD GIRL!”, “GOOD BOY!”

A celebration of Jean Moyer will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Aspen Farms, 15910 130th Trail South, Yelm, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to USPC-NW Region (www.northwest.ponyclub.org).

Aug 09, 2020 Education

Conditioning the Event Horse at the Novice and Training Levels

Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.

Aug 08, 2020 Future Event Horse

How to Prepare Young Horses for the Show Atmosphere with the O’Neals

Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.

Considerations for Building Cross-Country Jumps at Home

If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.

Aug 06, 2020 AEC

A Letter From the USEA CEO: AEC Difficult Decisions, Kentucky Horse Park Open for Business

By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.

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