On February 18 and 19, the USEA's Instructors' Certification Program hosted its annual series of educational clinics at Long Wood Farm in Ocala, Florida. Yogi Breisner, Linda Zang, and David O'Connor coached demo riders in show jumping, dressage, and cross-country, respectively. In this video, Yogi focuses on coaching at the Training level and discusses the importance of a strong foundation in developing riders and young horses. He explains his methods in both coaching and analyzing riding technique as demo riders Becka Hoos, Angel Martin, Grace Reilly, Katie O'Sullivan, and Emily Coulter rode through a show jumping exercise designed to encourage straightness and a forward ride to a fence. Run time: 26:29. This is the first video in a series that will cover all clinics at the 2013 Ocala Symposium. Keep up with previous posts at www.useventing.com and www.useventing.tv!
If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.
This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.
It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.
One of the most valuable awards at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event on October 21-23, 2022, were the prizes for the Road to the Three-Day Challenge. The Challenge started in July and ended at the Waredaca Classic in October. Novice and Training level riders had to compete in at least three of the events in the Challenge and Beginner Novice riders had to compete in at least two of the events, in addition to completing the Waredaca Classic.