Red Hills Horse Trials, scheduled for March 5-7, is excited to welcome a field of over 140 competitors to Tallahassee for the East Coast World Cup Qualifier and the first in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series. After a hiatus in 2009, Red Hills is expecting more than 25,000 spectators to view the Trials at the Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park and enjoy the many activities and exhibitions offered.
Red Hills was chosen to host the USEA Equine Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Study. The study will be performed using horses in the Advanced divisions. The ultimate goal is to assess the cardiopulmonary effects on the horses and to identify factors that may influence their performance or safety issues.
In addition to the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Study, Red Hills will also host the first candidates of the new Global Education Programme for Eventing Officials. Created and funded by the Federation Equéstré Internationale, (FEI), the project’s mission is to improve and align safety standards and support the sports’s officials in their work worldwide. This education initiative will play a major role in expanding and raising the quality and experience of Eventing officials worldwide.
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.
The USEF's main phone number and fax number have changed. We wanted to notify you so you continue to get the support you need.
With the recent wrap-up of the 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium in Ocala, Florida, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with ECP Faculty Members Jennifer Howlett Rousseau and Robin Walker about all things related to the ECP. From the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels to the benefits of pursuing certification, selecting the best coach for you, recapping this year's Symposium, and more - this week's USEA podcast is the perfect educational tool for coaches and riders alike!
Time is precious. Time with your horse even more so. If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to spend more time in the saddle or more time enjoying the barn, you’ll want to implement these best practices to minimize stress and make the most of 2023.