Apr 10, 2020

The March/April Issue of Eventing USA is Now Available!

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff

The March/April issue of Eventing USA is now available. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the United States Eventing Association (USEA) was, unfortunately, unable to print and mail the March/April issue of Eventing USA, but the full magazine has been released for all current USEA members to read online.

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In this issue:

Features

Andreas Dibowski Wants You Forward and Straight
By Lauren EM Gash

The 2020 USEA Instructor’s Certification Program (ICP) Symposium was held this year at the picturesque Barnstaple South, in Ocala, Fla. Riders and auditors were immersed in education and training concepts by German Olympic team gold medalist Andreas Dibowski.

Mastering the Show Jumping Course Between the Fences with Aaron Vale
By Ann Glavan

The key to riding a good show jumping course is all about what happens between the fences. Learn from a show jumping specialist on how to ride a smooth round.

Applied Science: Doable Data Analysis for 2020 Goal-Setting
By Maria Muñiz

EquiRatings believes if you want to manage your performance and hopefully improve it, you must first start to measure it.

Gastric Ulcers: A Pain in the Gut
By Jessica Duffy

Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, explains gastric ulcers from diagnosis to treatment.

Departments

CEO’s Letter

Bit Check

On The Bookshelf: Come to the X by Julia Wendell

Grid Pro Quo with Ariel Grald

Worth The Trust Grant Update with Kaley Sapper

Know Your Rules: Dangerous Riding and Athlete Representative

Day in the Life: Travers Schick in Tokyo

Member Memos: Your $1 Makes a Difference to Equine Medical Research

In Memoriam

Winner’s Circle

Leaderboard

Halt, Salute

Feb 28, 2021 Profile

Now on Course: Heartbeats and Hoofbeats

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.

Feb 27, 2021 Association News

Beware of Phishing Attempts and Other Types of Fraud

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.

Feb 27, 2021 Education

Top 10 Tips for Leather Care with Bates Saddles

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.

Feb 26, 2021 Rules

Update on Appendix 3 Rule Change Proposal

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).

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