The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the new collaboration with Ride iQ, a one-of-a-kind platform with on-demand audio lessons taught by the world’s top equestrian coaches. Ride iQ will join as an ‘Official USEA Educational Collaborator’ and will provide educational content to all USEA members.
“Ride iQ exists to give all riders access to the best coaches in the world so they can have better experiences and performances with their horses. Through our collaboration with USEA, Ride iQ will feature audio lessons by ICP-certified instructors so riders from around the world can benefit from these highly qualified coaches. We’re thrilled,” said Jessa Lux, Co-Founder of Ride iQ.
Ride iQ was founded in 2021 by sisters McKinsey and Jessa Lux and is the first audio-focused training app for equestrians and gives riders the opportunity to access on-demand instruction while they ride. Ride iQ provides affordable, unlimited access to world-class coaching for more enjoyable, safe, and productive schooling. While the Ride iQ mobile app and audio lessons are the foundation of the business, other membership benefits include access to live virtual Office Hours with Ride iQ coaches, the private Ride iQ Facebook group, and private Ride iQ podcasts.
Now, in addition to the 7-day free trial with full membership benefits, Ride iQ has two full length lessons published on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you can try it for yourself with no sign up or credit card required.
“We are very excited to start this new collaboration with Ride iQ to further educate our membership,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Ride iQ allows eventers from every area the opportunity to access lessons and training from highly respected eventing instructors. Many of the instructors featured on Ride iQ, like Jonathan Holling and Peter Gray, are certified through the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) which is always an added bonus.”
To learn more about Ride iQ, visit their website at ride-iq.com.
About the United States Eventing Association
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.
The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is an educational tool that was developed over the course of two years and is loaded with materials and resources targeted for all levels of eventing professionals, instructors, and coaches.
The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) was introduced in 2007 to evaluate yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds for their suitability for the sport of eventing based on conformation and type. The FEH program also created a pipeline for horses to gain experience competing before attending USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competitions.
The key to eventing’s success lies heavily in the organizers who put on our events. The USEA is proud to recognize each year the organizers who have made contributions to the sport through their organizational efforts. For 2021, the USEA Organizers Appreciation Honor Roll of Names honors nearly 200 organizers for five to 25+ years of service. The Blue Ribbon is awarded to those organizers with five to nine years of service, the Bronze Medal recognizes organizers with 10-14 years of service, organizers who have contributed 15-19 years of service are awarded the Silver Medal, those with 20-24 years of service will receive the Gold Medal, and a select few with 25 years or more of service as organizers are bestowed the title of Platinum Medal organizers.
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