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Meet Our Community Outreach Organizations: Ride On

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 30, 2024, 10:10 AM EST

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship teaches adaptive horseback riding to youth and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. They also provide physical therapy services, specializing in using the movement of the horse to improve specific medical conditions. Founded in 1994, Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship has provided over 130,000 safe, effective, and individualized lessons and therapy treatments. Currently, Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship serves 225 individuals each week across 3...

Taryn Young Q&A: "Horses Just Make You a Better Person"

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jan 29, 2024, 6:22 PM EST

Dressage athlete Taryn Young and her warmblood, Rayne. Photo: Fire & Earth Photography Taryn Young fell in love with dressage early in her equestrian career, and the discipline has contributed much to her life. Young, 36, is a serious competitor: in 2023, she and her warmblood Rayne earned their United States Dressage Federation gold medal. But her love of dressage also has taken her to some less expected but delightful and rewarding places outside of the dressage ring, too. Through her...

The iEquiTek Precision Rider Award

by Bill Hawe, iEquiTek.com | Jan 26, 2024, 12:00 PM EST

In the fall of 2022 at iEquiTek, we were thinking, what can we do to reward the essence of three-day eventing? Can we give something back to riders to show our appreciation? We wanted to reward what we all have come to love over the many years. We wanted to do something new, something innovative, something fun. There are many awards already, and we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, or reinvent the flat tire! Caroline Pamukcu and Billy Be Jolly, winners of the iEquiTek Precision Rider...

2023 Eventing Horse Owners Award Recipients

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jan 26, 2024, 12:00 PM EST

The 2023 eventing season has come and gone, but before we look forward to 2024 we would like to recognize eventing owners for all of their contributions to the sport. In 2023 US Equestrian collaborated with eventing owners on how team horse owners could be recognized across all three Olympic disciplines. As a result, a unique Team Horse Owner Pin was created to designate an owner’s commitment to their sport, team spirit, the rider athletes, and above all acknowledges their love of the...

Looking Back at the 2023 Pan American Games with Anna Marek and Kerri Short

by Leslie Potter | Jan 26, 2024, 11:00 AM EST

When U.S. dressage athlete Anna Marek returned from the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, she came home with valuable experience, a strengthened partnership with her horse Fire Fly, and some hardware— team gold and individual bronze . Anne Gribbons, Fire Fly, Anna Marek, and Kerri Short at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile. ©Matt Turer/US Equestrian “This was my first major championship experience,” said Marek. “I’ve been on two Nations Cup teams,...

Meet Our Community Outreach Organizations: O.C. Vaulting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 23, 2024, 9:30 AM EST

Located in the heart of Orange County, California, O.C. Vaulting fills gaps in services and programming within the equine industry for under-represented and under-served groups daily. O.C. Vaulting is fully operated by volunteer staff, which means they can offer programming that is low-cost or potentially even free. With access to horses in a metropolitan area--a center point of their mission-- these types of affordable programming allow O.C. Vaulting the opportunity to serve all socially,...

Five Tips for Time Management

by Emily Girard | Jan 16, 2024, 9:49 AM EST

Eventing athlete and groom Isabelle Bosley cited task delegation and a focus on skill expansion are her main strategies to manage her time. Photo: Libby Law Photography Whether they’re full-time students or have other jobs, many equestrians are balancing their competitive careers with other activities. Though balancing a full life and equestrian career can be difficult, athletes who are successfully managing that balancing act say it is possible to strategize and make the most of your...

Get Ready for US Equestrian's 2024 Annual Meeting

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2024, 10:53 AM EST

US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting takes place in person Jan. 12-14 at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Check out our online resources, including the event schedule and where to find special content and on-demand video. “ Our Future Is Now ” Workshop An industry-leading CEO, a decorated Olympian, two equine faculty members with more than 80 years of industry experience, and one of the foremost minds in equine biosecurity will headline US Equestrian’s 2024 Annual Meeting...

Glitz, Glamour, and Athleticism: Meet the Parade Horse

by Emily Girard | Jan 8, 2024, 12:34 PM EST

The history of the parade discipline can be traced back centuries, both to the British monarchy and ranch owners in the American Southwest. Famous for their silver Western tack and elaborate costumes, parade horses and their riders can be seen in both street parades like the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and parade classes at horse shows. Ashley Hallock has shown American Saddlebreds for over 30 years and ridden in multiple parades, including the Tournament of Roses Parade. Hallock...

USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program Members Attended 2023 USOPC Training Camp

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 2, 2024, 4:00 PM EST

Christian Simonson, Erin Nichols, Tiggy Gates, and Ellanor Boehning grab a photo outside of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. (Courtesy of Tiggy Gates) Last year, four USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program members attended a four-day training camp at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ellanor Boehning (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), Tiggy Gates (Encinitas, Calif.), Erin Nichols (Yorba Linda, Calif.), and Christian...