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Riding with Cerebral Palsy: “The Horses Remind Me of My Power and Abilities”

by Bryanna Tanase | Mar 23, 2021, 3:23 PM EST

Bryanna Tanase is a classified Grade I para dressage rider who rides at Quantum Leap Farm in Odessa, Fla., and Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center in Brooksville, Fla. She hopes to someday secure a place on the Adequan ® U.S. Para Dressage Team and ride at the Paralympics, as well as at other recognized events. She currently rides a Welsh -Thoroughbred cross named Cappy and an American Paint Horse named Shane. Join the conversation by posting your story with #IAmUSEquestrian or submitting...

Remote Learning, Equestrian-Style

by Barbara Davis | Mar 16, 2021, 3:00 PM EST

Four years ago, the Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team had never won a medal at an FEI World Championships or a Paralympics. But in 2018, the team won four medals at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games ™ in Tryon. In 2020, they reached the top of the FEI’s ranking list for the first time in the program’s history, with U.S. para dressage athlete Roxanne Trunnell holding the top spot among all FEI para dressage athletes across all Grades. What changed? The answer is Michel...

Road Trip: Preparing Your Horse for Travel

by Sarah Coleman | Feb 8, 2021, 9:00 AM EST

Keeping competition horses healthy before, during, and after transport is key to show-ring success. Whether you’re shipping a competition horse across the city or across the nation, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure he arrives on show grounds in the best possible shape. While many preparations are dependent on the individual animal, some are consistent no matter the breed of horse or the discipline in which he is competing. Vaccines One of the best ways to keep a...

Nicole Aaberg Promotes Helmet Safety En Route to Girl Scout Gold Award

by Kathleen Landwehr | Jan 19, 2021, 4:32 PM EST

Nicole Aaberg with Cody (Courtesy of Georgette Aaberg) Nicole Aaberg is a US Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program graduate whose passion for horses led her to helping her community and achieving a major award in 2020. She has been a Girl Scout for most of her life and received her Girl Scout Gold Award after completing a project that involved raising awareness for helmet safety and providing helmets to a local equine-assisted growth and learning therapy program in her hometown of Thousand...

Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy Preserves Urban Black Cowboy’s Legacy, Shares Love of Horses with Community

by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group | Jan 12, 2021, 2:25 PM EST

Left to right: PURA Executive Director Erin Brown with rider Jessie Schulman on Kidd, rider Stephon Tolbert on Kowboy, and Michael Upshur. Photo: Courtesy of Phelps Media Group Horses and city life—these two things are not often seen as synonymous, but for the founders of the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy , these are an ideal they strive toward every day. PURA was founded to preserve the life, legacy, and culture of Black urban cowboys in the city of Philadelphia. It was established...

Blanketing Basics

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jan 4, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

When temperatures drop, many horse owners’ thoughts turn to blankets. And with horse clothing choices ranging from summer scrims to heavyweight blankets with attached neck covers for deepest midwinter, it’s no wonder they often find themselves wondering which blanket best suits their horses and the weather conditions. Fortunately, we've got great resources to help, starting with the video "Blanketing 101" with top eventing groom Emma Ford in our online Learning Center . We also...

Equine Herpesvirus: What You Need to Know

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Nov 30, 2020, 2:02 PM EST

Ask horse owners to name their most-feared horse diseases, and chances are equine herpesvirus, or EHV, will be on the list. With the competition season underway, it’s important for equestrians to be vigilant and take preventive measures, from vaccination to biosecurity. A good first stop for information is the Equine Disease Communication Center’s website , which tracks outbreaks and provides disease information and biosecurity protocols . EHV spreads from horse to horse through...

Four Tips to Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers

by Glenye Oakford | Nov 23, 2020, 10:15 AM EST

Hand-walking, grazing, and turnout can help reduce the stress that can contribute to gastric ulcers. (Rita Kochmarjova Photo) Has your horse’s behavior changed? Are his eating habits different? Does he seem mildly colicky after meals? Gastric ulcers could be the culprit. As many as 80% of active sport horses might have gastric ulcers at one time or another, says Dr. Nathan Slovis, a board-certified internal medicine veterinarian and the director of the McGee Medical Center at Hagyard...

Need Health Coverage? Try US Equestrian’s Affordable Member Benefits.

by US Equestrian Communications | Nov 16, 2020, 11:01 AM EST

Are you considering your health coverage options, weighing monthly costs and benefits? Take a look at US Equestrian’s affordable new benefits program for members, with super price points and coverage plans for individuals and small businesses. This program offers access to expansive health coverage, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage, for all competing USEF members and USEF subscribing fan members. Prices are highly competitive: healthcare coverage can run as low...

Meet the Team for the 2020 Saddle Seat World Cup

by Kathleen Landwehr | Nov 3, 2020, 1:23 PM EST

The 2020 Saddle Seat World Cup was one of many competitions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place July 19-25 in Parys, South Africa, the U.S. Saddle Seat Team withdrew from the competition in April in an effort to prioritize the safety and well-being of the athletes. Despite the unfortunate outcome, the team members remained proud to have been selected to represent their country at the international level. US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the athletes and...