On March 13 and 14, Danny Warrington and Jonathan Holling will host a special LandSafe Clinic at Holling’s farm in Ocala, Florida. This LandSafe Clinic is sponsored by a grant from the United States Eventing Association and is focused not only on educating riders on the importance of fall safety, but also educating parents.
“There was a fall recently that was very close to both Johnathan and I,” said Warrington. “We got together in a short amount of time to put this together.”
Warrington explained that they’re not just concerned with educating riders on fall safety and defensive riding, they also want parents to understand how valuable this training can be. “We’re trying to reach the parents and get them to understand the importance of this,” he said.
“It’s not just learning how to fall, it’s a defensive riding issue,” said Warrington. “Emergency dismounts are something we practice and go over and talk about during our clinics. It’s not just rotational falls. It’s not just tuck and roll. It’s a full on 8-hour seminar.”
“Safety in the sport of eventing is a multi-layered system, and the LandSafe program is an integral part of rider safety,” said Holling. “If you compete in cross-country competition, then statistically you are at some point going to fall. With all the effort we put into riding it’s time we put some effort into what to do when things go inevitably wrong. It’s the responsible thing to do for yourself, your horse, and our sport.”
Thanks to the support of the USEA, the price for this clinic has been reduced to $225. The clinic is scheduled for Tuesday March 13 and Wednesday March 14 so as to not conflict with any events. Register on the LandSafe website by clicking here.
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The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.
You’ve seen a horse you like. You’ve ridden it; you love it. The money’s right; you’ve agreed to buy it. What happens next?
Pre-purchase veterinary examinations are one of those topics that a roomful of horsey people could discuss - and argue amongst themselves about - for hours. For the amateur rider, that can be confusing and slightly alarming.
So, let’s simplify it. What is a pre-purchase examination, why are they done, and what should you expect?