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5 Development Training Session Questions for U.S. Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law

by Devyn Trethewey/US Equestrian Communications | Jan 26, 2023, 2:41 PM EST

Next week, the 12 2023 Eventing Development Program members will gather in Ocala, Fla. to attend training sessions with U.S. Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law. The program is a part of the U.S. Eventing Pathway, which is focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success in team competition at the championship level. The training session will incorporate the Human and Equine Sports Science program, as well as mounted training with Law. Law has been a vital part...

Words of Wisdom from the 2023 Robert Dover USEF Horsemastership Week presented by Zen Elite Equestrian Center

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications | Jan 25, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Each winter, a group of junior and young dressage athletes are invited to learn from top equine professionals at the Robert Dover USEF Horsemastership Week presented by Zen Elite Equestrian Center. In addition to a lecture and demonstration from Dover himself, the athletes receive mounted instruction from clinicians over three days, culminating in a mock competition where they each perform a test in front of a judging panel. This year’s clinicians for the mounted sessions were Katherine...

Get Ready for USEF’s Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications | Jan 5, 2023, 1:53 PM EST

US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting takes place in person Jan. 12-14 at the Lexington Central Bank Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. Check out our online resources, including the event schedule and where to find special content and on-demand video. The full event calendar and profiles of speakers are here . New This Year: “Working Together for Our Future” Workshop The meeting’s theme is “Working Together for Our Future.” That’s also the title of a newly...

PIXIO and PIXEM: Tips for Making Horse Sale Videos

by USEF Communications Department | Dec 20, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

Move ’N See’s PIXIO and PIXEM auto-follow cameras have been game-changers for many equestrians. These robot cameramen automatically track and zoom in or out on a rider wearing a wristband watch as they train, allowing equestrians to review their rides and even train live with a remote coach using the live-coaching service. But they’re also useful tools for making a video to market a horse for sale. How PIXIO and PIXEM Work PIXIO and PIXEM are known for precise tracking that...

Individual Attention and Trust Create a Champion Partnership

by Devyn Trethewey | Dec 20, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

Individuality is key in hunt seat equitation trainer Missy Clark and John Brennan’s program at North Run located in Warren, Vt. Rider Luke Jensen has been the shining example of this with his successful last season as a junior aboard Jamaica, a horse who required patience and dedication. This fall, after patiently developing their relationship, Luke and Jamaica took the champion title at the 2022 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final and were reserve champions at the 2022 Platinum...

It’s Indoor Living Season: Tips for a Healthy Stabled Life

by Kim F. Miller | Nov 29, 2022, 9:16 AM EST

It’s often said that we horse owners take better care of our horses’ health than our own. We pamper them and try our best to protect them from illness and injury. It’s easy to forget that their physiology was designed for a rugged life outdoors in the wild. Reducing dust and increasing ventilation are just two ways to help optimize your horse's health when they are spending more time in the barn. Photo: Taya Dianna/Unsplash Indoor life is convenient and sometimes necessary...

It’s the Perfect Season for Thank-You Notes

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Nov 21, 2022, 11:30 AM EST

Photo: Counrtney Hedger/Unsplash In the era of email and voicemail, handwritten notes and cards bring a lot of joy to the person receiving them—which makes them that much more fun for the sender, as well. A thoughtful line or two expressing gratitude, congratulations, or friendship packs an outsized punch because it offers the priceless gift of human connection. Hunter/jumper equestrian Helen Voss, the National Account Manager for her family’s Horseshoe Greetings and Wall Street...

Aither Health: Worry-Free Healthcare for Equestrians

by Liz O'Connell | Nov 14, 2022, 2:18 PM EST

Aither Health: Worry-Free Healthcare for Equestrians Bea de Lavalette (mounted) with trainer Shayna Simon. Photo: Leslie Potter Aither Health contributes peace of mind when setting up health insurance coverage curated to the needs of equestrians. This is particularly true for stables and farms in need of a healthcare benefit program for employees as well as principals. With so many options, variables, and cost differentials to decipher, Aither’s USEF-dedicated client relationship...

Equestrian Helmet Fitting and Safety

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Nov 7, 2022, 2:30 PM EST

Charles Owen has its own test lab and pre-tests to the standards before sending the helmet models for official testing and certification. The majority of Charles Owen helmets meet all three main safety standards. Photo: Farrell Guy One of the most important things an equestrian, or the parent or guardian of an equestrian, will ever do is select a helmet. A helmet, after all, isn’t just a stylish part of equestrian attire (although it can be that, too!); it’s also a crucial piece of...

Equestrian Q & A: Para Dressage Athlete Fiona Howard

by Liz O'Connell | Nov 1, 2022, 10:45 AM EST

U.S. Para Dressage athlete Fiona Howard has a new horse, Jagger. And with Jagger she has a partner to pursue her goal of qualifying for the U.S. Para Dressage Team for the Paris 2024 Paralympics. It’s a lofty goal, but given the challenges Howard has surmounted, doubt does not enter the picture. Howard’s riding career began in Great Britain. Born and raised in England with an American mother and a British father, she started her equestrian exploits with her first pony when she was...