Feb 22, 2019

PODCAST: The Thrill of the 'Chase

By USEA
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This week on the USEA Podcast, USEA Classic Series Task Force member Mary Fike comes on the show to talk about the history of the USEA Classic Series and the work the Task Force has done over the last year.

Fike expressed her excitement about the partnership with Hylofit, who came on board as the title sponsor of the USEA Classic Series in 2018. Their technology is a perfect fit for the Classic Series as the Hylofit heart rate monitoring system is designed to help target fitness for equine and human athletes alike.

Next, Fike highlighted the Classic Series Guidelines that were published by the Task Force last year, designed to help competitors, organizers, and officials alike prepare for a long format Classic Series event. She also talked about the history behind the long format events and how the Classic Series came into being, ending with the benefits of competing in a Classic Series event for both horse and rider.

Marcia Kulak returns this week to follow Fike's segment with detailed information on how to prepare your horse for the physical challenges of a long format Classic Series event from your very first day of fitness work all the way up to the competition.

May 21, 2019 Association News

Willow Draw Charity Show Cancelled

The Willow Draw Charity Show, scheduled to run on Saturday, May 25, has been forced to cancel due to heavy rainfall in the northern region of Texas.

May 21, 2019 Classic Series

The Importance of ‘The Jog’ at a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event

“It is not a lameness test, but more of an [assessment] to see if the horse is fit to compete,” Gretchen Butts said after she wrapped up the first horse inspection at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE). Butts, the assistant Technical Delegate at the 2019 LRK3DE went into further detail by explaining, "The horse inspection is the first opportunity for riders to present their horses to the panel of Ground Jury who will examine each horse and assess whether if it’s fit to compete.”

May 21, 2019 Association News

Flair to Continue Partnership with USEA

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.

May 20, 2019 AEC

The Countdown to AEC is On! 100 Days to Go!

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) are now 100 days away! The 2019 AEC at the Kentucky Horse Park kicks off on Tuesday, August 27 and wraps up on Sunday, September 1.

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