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Top Five Things You Need to Know about SafeSport Training and USEF’s January 1, 2019 Deadline

by | Dec 18, 2018, 3:01 PM EST

Effective January 1, 2019, all US Equestrian (USEF) members 18-years-old or older with a competing membership must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s SafeSport Training to be eligible to compete. Here are five fast facts you need to know: There are THREE SafeSport training modules that must be completed in order for USEF competing members to meet the training criteria including: Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education, Mandatory Reporting, and Emotional and Physical Misconduct. Upon...

Inaugural Equestrian Businesswomen Summit on January 9 Offers Inspiration, Information, and Networking

by | Dec 18, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

The Equestrian Businesswomen (EQBW) Summit will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The EQBW Summit will provide thought-provoking and inspiring speakers talking about timely, relevant topics to help engage, support, and inform equestrian businesswomen. Equestrians in roles as riders, trainers, and entrepreneurs in industries as varied as the hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, racing, reining, and more are all welcome to...

Double the Joy: Caudill Finds Success in both Dressage and Western Dressage

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Dec 18, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

For Andrea Caudill, the road to better horsemanship so far has wound through four disciplines. Caudill, who grew up in Rochester, Minn., started riding in an English saddle at age seven. By age 14, after she got her first horse and joined 4-H, she had switched to Western tack and later competed in reining . Since moving to Amarillo, Texas, where she works as an editor for the American Quarter Horse Association’s AQHA Media, Caudill has shown to a high level in both dressage and Western...

2019 Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week Participants Announced

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 18, 2018, 2:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce participants for the ninth annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic Week (RDHMW). The clinic will be held from January 3-6, 2019, in Wellington, Fla., at Equestrian Village, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. Designed to identify and develop the next generation of U.S. equestrian team talent, training sessions will feature intense, mounted sessions led by internationally acclaimed American athletes and trainers and daily...

US Equestrian Looks to the Future of U.S. Eventing with Reinvented Pathway Program

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 14, 2018, 5:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced that changes are on the horizon for U.S. eventing as they roll out the first phase of a restructured and reinvented U.S. Eventing Pathway Program in 2019. As presented and discussed at length at the 2018 United States Eventing Association’s (USEA) Annual Meeting in December, and with U.S. Eventing Director of High Performance Erik Duvander at the helm, the program looks to create a “culture of competitiveness” and provide a...

US Equestrian Announces Charlotte Bredahl Appointed as U.S. Dressage Development Coach

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 13, 2018, 3:45 PM EST

Debbie McDonald (left) and Charlotte Bredahl (right) Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the appointment of Charlotte Bredahl as the U.S. Dressage Development Coach, pending final contract negotiations. Bredahl will take over for the newly appointed U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe, Debbie McDonald, who previously held the position of Development Coach. The role of the Development Coach is to work hand in hand with the Managing Director of Dressage, the...

Paso Finos Prove Perfect for Precision Drill Team

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Dec 11, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

When fellow equestrians and Paso Fino enthusiasts first suggested that Heidi Young consider riding with a drill team, Young demurred. “I had bought myself a very good-looking Paso Fino, and they said, ‘You should try this, because it’s fun, and your horse would look great,’” recalled Young, a Connecticut native and US Equestrian member who now resides in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. “I said, ‘Oh, no, I don’t do that kind of thing. I don’t like...

US Equestrian to Recognize Georgie Green with 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and Isabela De Sousa as 2018 Junior Equestrian of the Year

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 11, 2018, 2:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Junior Equestrian of the Year Award to be acknowledged at the 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Fla. Georgie Green is the winner of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Isabela De Sousa is the 2018 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Both Green and De Sousa will be recognized at the Pegasus Awards on Thursday, January 10, 2019,...

US Equestrian Announces Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 Program Participants for 2019

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 10, 2018, 1:27 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following athletes for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 programs for 2019. The program aims to identity and nurture athletes with the aim of competing at the highest level of the sport as high performance athletes representing the U.S. on an international level. In addition to the athletes participating in the Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 training sessions, for the second year, additional athletes...

All Ears: Caring for Your Horse’s Ears

by Margaret Buranen | Dec 4, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Mother Nature designed horses’ ears to be pretty much self-cleaning. She worked on the principle of preventing a problem, rather than correcting it. “In most situations, the normal amount of hair a horse has in its ears keeps debris out and the ears stay clean,” explained Dr. Nimet Browne of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute , in Lexington, Ky. Photo: AdobeStock/Mark But if you do clean your horse’s ears, Browne recommends doing it “not more often than once a week....