Calling all eventers! We need you to take this important survey. The USEA is excited to announce a new survey study being conducted by a team of equine veterinarians and nutritionists investigating how competition level, training intensity, and management practices impact the gastrointestinal health of event horses. All eventers 18 years of age or older can take the survey for each of their event horses. Surveys are completely anonymous and will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. To thank you for your time, each eventer who completes a survey will be provided a 20% discount coupon for an online purchase to SmartPak™. The survey is open from Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017.
Scan this QR code or click here to begin the study.
The results of the study will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention and featured in an upcoming issue of Eventing USA magazine. For more information on the study, contact Dr. Carey Williams of Rutgers University at (848) 932-5529 or [email protected]. Study collaborators also include: Dr. Amy Burk (University of Maryland), Dr. Frank Andrews (Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine), Dr. Burt Staniar (Penn State), and Dr. Sarah Reuss (Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health).
How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.
The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.
Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.
This year, the Area VI Championships took place on a sweltering weekend in Ramona, California at the Copper Meadows Horse Trials. In order to qualify to compete in the Area VI Championships in 2020, riders had to earn two MERs at the level at an event in Area VI during the qualifying period from August 1, 2019 to August 18, 2020.