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
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.
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.
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.
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).