The May/June issue of Eventing USA is now available for all current USEA members to read. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) was unable to print and mail the May/June issue of Eventing USA, but the full magazine has been released digitally.
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In this issue:
Life in Lockdown
By Leslie Mintz
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the eventing world - forcing professional eventers into a new way of life and to get creative with their extra time. Find out how three professional eventers from across the country are staying busy and staying sane.
The Essentials of First Aid
By Claire Kelley
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic medical supplies are in demand, movement is restricted, and deliveries are delayed, which makes keeping a well-stocked first aid kit is more important than ever.
Considerations for Building Cross-Country Jumps at Home
By Jessica Duffy
If you are looking to build safe cross-country jumps at home, what are some of the considerations you need to take into account before you actually start building?
Power and Reliability
By Sam Watson
EquiRatings shares two of the easiest numbers to capture your performance and why you should use them.
Horse Health: 4 Steps to Healthy Hooves
On The Bookshelf: Equestrian Life: The Animal Chronicles by Ellie E. Johnson
Grid Pro Quo with Peter Gray
Worth The Trust Grant Update with Greta Hallgren
Know Your Rules: Help, I Learned the Wrong Dressage Test!
Day in the Life: Beck Ratte
Member Memos: Make Earning An Eventing Medal Your Goal
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).