Jun 05, 2023

USEA Podcast #336: Helmet Safety

USEA podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by Dr. Barry Miller of the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab and Catherine Winter of Ride EquiSafe for an important, informative, and engaging discussion about helmet safety. For more than a decade, the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab has investigated helmets in football, cycling, equestrian sports, and more, collecting more than 2 million data points related to injury and biomechanics research.
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Jan 11, 2019 Safety

Safety First + Better Management for Better Results

This week, on the first episode of the USEA Podcast in 2019, we are joined by retired Fire and EMS Captain Rusty Lowe, who volunteers his time at many events as Safety Coordinator, and Marcia Kulak, an upper-level event rider with over 25 years of international competitive experience.
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Feb 09, 2018 Safety

Introducing ERQI: The EquiRatings Quality Index

The USEA announced earlier this week that EquiRatings Quality Indexes (ERQIs) are now available for all USEA registered horses who have competed in the last five years. EquiRatings formed a partnership with the USEA in 2017 with the goal of creating a risk management tool that allows members to track and monitor risk in a tangible way.
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Aug 01, 2017 Research Studies

Equine Welfare with Dr. Catherine Kohn and Dr. Stephanie Davis

Dr. Catherine Kohn, chair of the USEA Equine Cardiopulmonary Research Group, shares the progress the group has made as well as ways that riders can reduce the risk of equine fatality during competition. Dr. Stephanie Davis then comes on the program to provide some tips to help your horse beat the summer heat and dispels some myths about the best ways to cool down your horse.
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Jun 08, 2016 Safety

A Look Into USEA Safety Efforts with Carol Kozlowski, Jonathan Holling and Dr. Suzanne Smith

This week on the podcast, we focus on the safety protocols and procedures within the USEA.
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May 21, 2015 Research Studies

Katherine Cooper & Dr. Carey Williams

Katherine Cooper, a member of the USEA Board of Governors, and Chair of the USEA Equine Medical Research Committee talks about the USEA grant funding and the projects that were funded through the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. Carey Williams, Equine Extension Specialist at Rutgers, the State University explains the findings from research on equine nutrition in the event horse that was carried out over two years.
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Apr 22, 2015 Safety

Safety Matters: Sarah Broussard & Carol Kozlowski

This week's episode is an update on safety issues with Sarah Broussard, who is co-chair of the USEA Course Design & Fence Construction Safety Task Force and with Carol Kozlowski is also co-chair of the USEA Safety Committee.
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Feb 11, 2015 Safety

Kyle Carter, Rachele Foote & Shealagh Costello

Kyle Carter talks about the Florida season; Rachele Foote explains what life for a Working Student is like in the winter in Ocala, and Shealagh Costello, USEF National Eventing Manager explains the Frangible Pin Technology Grant.
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Jun 25, 2014 Safety

Cross-Country Safety Task Force & Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials

Sarah Broussard and Jonathan Holling, Co-Chairs of the recently launched Cross-Country Safety Task Force, explain the purpose of this new committee. Kyra Stuart and Heidi Vahue discuss their preparations to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials.
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Feb 20, 2014 Safety

Helmet Safety with Roy Burek

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen, offers some important information about helmet awareness and safety measures, notably the effects of injury and how to help yourself recover from concussion as well as emphasizing the reasons why riders should always wear helmets. Visit their website for information about their range of products at
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Jun 10, 2013 Safety

Are Event Horses Doing Too Much?

Jo Whitehouse, CEO is joined by Olympians Kerry Millikin and Jimmy Wofford to discuss the subject of event horses being over trained and over competed to comply with new regulations.
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