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Homeowner Insurance vs. Commercial Equine Insurance: What’s Covered?

by USEF Communications and Markel Insurance | Jul 7, 2017, 6:04 PM EST

Does your homeowner policy protect you as a horse owner? Probably not. Here's why: many homeowner policies have exclusions that could affect a horse owner. Review your current policy and have a conversation with your insurance agent to be sure you are adequately covered when owning a horse. If you take your horse to shows; breed, train, or board horses as a business on your property; or have horses on your premises for personal use, read on for three factors to consider. Have horses on your...

Teams, Tune-In Tips, and Top Facts About the FEI Nations Cup™ CICO3*

by USEF Communications Staff | Jul 3, 2017, 7:03 PM EST

Nations Cup eventing returns to the United States for the second consecutive year on July 7-9 at the Great Meadow International presented by Adequan® in The Plains, Va. Watch USEF Network’s live stream starting Friday, July 7, at 5 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need to know about the Nations Cup: It’s the only FEI Nations Cup Eventing competition outside Europe. It’s the fifth competition in a nine-event international series that will conclude at Boekelo in the...

Morgan Pony Stallion Forsite Renoir Aims for Repeat at National Dressage Pony Cup

by Glenye Oakford | Jul 3, 2017, 10:15 AM EST

When the pony-sized Morgan stallion Forsite Renoir takes to the ring at the Kentucky Horse Park July 7-9 National Dressage Pony Cup , he’ll be gunning for his second consecutive Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Open Championship win at the competition. The 13.3-hand stallion also will be carrying on a great Morgan and pony legacy in the sport of dressage for breeder, owner, and rider Debra M’Gonigle. Forsite Renoir and Deb M'Gonigle at the 2016 National...

Confused about Age-Verification? Here Are Some Things to Know

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 27, 2017, 10:29 AM EST

Age-verification is a new rule in Young Hunter classes and Jumper classes restricted by age of the horse. Save yourself time and hassle by age-verifying your horse before you go to a competition so your points will be good for the show. It’s fast and easy to do online. Here’s how: Go to . Log in to your account, then click on “My USEF” at the top right of the screen, in the black menu bar. Scroll down and click on the tile for the horse you want to...

Eventing Athlete Condon Now Running the Show at Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®

by Glenye Oakfoard | Jun 20, 2017, 7:30 AM EST

It’s fair to say that Teresa Condon knows every inch of Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Condon is the director of operations at the 500-acre facility, home to the Great Meadow International, which will host the only FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series competition outside of Europe for the second time this year, July 7-9. But Condon first got to know the gently rolling terrain exactly the way the Nations Cup competitors will experience it: on horseback. Anna Purdy photo A three-day...

US Equestrian MemberPerks: Free Access to EQ Living digital edition

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 19, 2017, 9:47 AM EST

US Equestrian members can enjoy the latest digital edition of EQ Living for free and receive 50% off a print subscription through our MemberPerks program! Click here to read now. In this issue: visit actor and animal advocate Wendie Malick at her cozy farm near Los Angeles, then off to the Idaho estate that was the base for Debbie McDonald and Brentina, the most decorated dressage horse in America, and finally meet a woman in Florida who you probably don’t know, but has personally saved...

General Liability Horse Insurance: Who Needs It? Why and When?

by Markel Insurance | Jun 12, 2017, 10:23 AM EST

Photo: Pretty Pixels Photography If you run a training and boarding business from your barn and also give lessons to non-boarders, you need general liability horse insurance as part of your insurance risk-management plan. Sometimes referred to as general liability, it’s protection that covers you and/or your business in the event you are negligent and cause personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage to others. But what type of general liability horse insurance do you need in order...

Concussion Checklist: Spot the Signs

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 20, 2017, 10:22 AM EST

Photo: Courtesy of Charles Owen It can happen to any equestrian: a sudden spook, a miscalculation at a jump, or any bump on the head might cause a concussion. Wearing an appropriate helmet can help prevent such an injury, but it’s important for everyone—parents, coaches, barn mates, and equestrians themselves—to be aware of concussion’s warning signs. Here’s a handy print-and-save reference list that can help you identify a possible concussion—and take the...