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Pro Tip: Mane and Tail Care

by Ashley Swift | Jul 30, 2019, 8:00 AM EST

With their striking looks, the Andalusian and Lusitano breeds seem to be plucked from a fairy tale. Both breeds have an abundance of hair, with enviable manes and tails. How do their owners, trainers, and grooms keep these voluminous, lush manes and tails up to par? With a consistent and thorough grooming regimen. We asked Erica Peet—Andalusian owner, trainer at Peet Equestrian and a member of the International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association —for her top five tips to...

The NAYC at Rebecca Farm: It’s All About Teamwork

by Kathleen Landwehr | Jul 27, 2019, 11:25 PM EST

It has been a fantastic week at the Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, with great displays of riding and team spirit. Young athletes, chefs d’equipe, and families have tackled new challenges and experienced a gamut of emotions during their time at Rebecca Farm, but it has all been worthwhile. The juniors and young riders have been abuzz throughout their time at the NAYC. The event is the culmination of a goal, sometimes years in the making, and...

Fundraising: How Kids Got to NAYC

by Kathleen Landwehr | Jul 26, 2019, 8:42 PM EST

Attending a major championship, such as the Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, costs more than a typical horse show. Finding ways to raise extra funds for the unparalleled experience may seem daunting, but several eventing areas came up with some great ideas to make the trek to The Event at Rebecca Farm in 2019. Here are a few fundraising ideas that may help others aiming for future NAYCs or other major events. Finding ways to raise extra funds for the...

It Takes a Village: Area VI Chef d’Equipe Kristin Hogan Key to the NAYC “Ground Crew”

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jul 26, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Kristin Hogan (far right) with Area VI Young Rider team coach Rebecca Braitling (far left) in 2018 with team members. Photo: Courtesy of Kristin Hogan In 2017, when her daughter Mallory was preparing for the Adequan ® FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, Kristin Hogan (Belvedere, Calif.) approached the Area VI young rider coordinator and volunteered to help with the team. “Up until then, I’d volunteered at pancake breakfasts and done things on the...

Words of Wisdom from NAYC Eventing Alums Caroline Martin and Cornelia Dorr

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 26, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

The Adequan® North American Youth Championships (NAYC) for eventing not only provide a fun, unique competition for up-and-coming eventers, but have also served as an excellent steppingstone for equestrians with the ambition to represent their country on a team or continue working in the equestrian industry after their youth careers. We spoke to two recent NAYC alumnae, Caroline Martin and Cornelia Dorr, about what the NAYC meant to them and they shared some words of wisdom for the...

Taking Up the Reins: Jordan Crabo and Taylor McFall Partner with Their Mothers’ Top Mounts

by Kathleen Landwehr | Jul 25, 2019, 6:07 PM EST

The hard work of qualifying for and competing in the Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North is made possible by the support of family members. Two families, two mother-daughter teams to be exact, share a special bond on display this week at The Event at Rebecca Farm. Jordan Crabo and Taylor McFall have taken over the rides on their mothers’ top mounts and found much success. In turn, mothers Barb Crabo and Jen McFall have experienced a newfound joy in...

NAYC Eventing at Rebecca Farm: Tight-Knit Community, Team Spirit, and Halting Cancer at X

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jul 24, 2019, 12:21 PM EST

The Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North kick off with eventing at Rebecca Farm Rebecca Farm hosts the NAYC eventing in Montana's scenic Flathead Valley. Photo: Jeff Lendrum/Lendrum Photography LLC in Kalispell, Mont., which runs through July 28. (Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., hosts FEI dressage and jumping championships July 30-Aug. 4.) USEF Network will stream the action live July 25-28. Watch the NAYC live here . The eventing championships are...

Steps Along the Eventing Pathway

by Kathleen Landwehr | Jul 24, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

The NAYC’s team experience and added pressure is an important steppingstone for young athletes. Photo credit: Taylor Pence/US Equestrian Young eventing athletes with big aspirations are able to gain experience from the Adequan® North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) and the Emerging Athlete Program. Both form part of the pathway to help riders develop their skills for the present and the future. The NAYC , with its team experience and added pressure, is an...

Equine Herpesvirus: What You Need to Know

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jul 22, 2019, 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...

USEF Launches New Online Application for Licensed Officials, Licensed Official Applicants

by Alina Brazzil | Jul 22, 2019, 12:09 PM EST

US Equestrian has launched a new online application system for those interested in applying for a license. The new online system provides applicants with greater transparency, information, and control throughout the licensing process. Sample licensed official application checklist Applicants will be able to view and upload apprentice evaluations, view clinic credit, receive automatic status updates, and view which application requirements are left to complete. The USEF Licensed Officials...