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:
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.
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
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?
The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships will take place later this month at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. across May 27-30. Following the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan, the USEA is working with VHT organizer Andy Bowles to ensure the Championships are still a destination competition for all Intercollegiate event riders, packed full with an opening ceremony, the traditional “college town” area, the prestigious spirit award, and an abundance of prizes.
The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.
Beginning May 17, 2021, USEF will implement new protocols regarding the use of face coverings/masks at USEF-licensed competitions in response to recently updated CDC recommendations. Please click here to access the full amendments to the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan protocols.