If there is one type of horse that has stood the test of time in the eventing community, it is the off-the-track Thoroughbred. While breeds such as the Irish Sport Horse and Warmblood types have grown in prominence, OTTBs still seem to outnumber them, and many riders at the upper echelons of the sport agree there is no horse better than a promising OTTB.
As a rider and coach, I am striving each day to be better at my craft than I was the day before. In that quest, I spend a lot of time reading about and studying people who have achieved success in their chosen fields and the many theories behind achieving success.
US Equestrian (USEF) has updated the USEF Rules for Eventing with the extraordinary rule changes passed at their Annual Meeting last week. These rule changes are effective as of January 1, 2019.
From professionals to amateurs, the Hylofit USEA Classic Series offers something for everyone. To some, Classic Series events are the pinnacle of their careers, as completing a classic long-format event at any level is quite an achievement.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is temporarily closing the Miami Animal Import Center to new arrivals after horses quarantined at the facility became sick.
If you have ever considered becoming involved in eventing as a licensed judge, TC, or CD, then the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program is for you!
Kim Severson’s incredible competitive equestrian career includes two Olympic medals, three wins at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and a FEI World Equestrian Games podium finish. Last summer, Severson and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s Irish Sport Horse gelding, were named to the reserve list for the Land Rover U.S Eventing Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games.
The Midsouth Pony Club (MSPC) hosts its annual Horse Trials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky (Area VIII) in late June of each year offering Starter through Intermediate/Preliminary divisions. The event runs concurrently with the Midsouth Pony Club Rally and also serves as a fundraiser for the Club.
James Atkinson led a panel including course designers Captain Mark Phillips, John Michael Durr, Gretchen Butts, Morgan Rowsell, and Cathy Wieschhoff in a discussion about the responsibilities of the course designer and the many factors that influence course design.
Six highly respected clinicians from all parts of the world will come together on February 18-21 at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida to bring a week of education to the USEA Educational Symposium. With the symposium only a month away, it’s time to get to know the six stars who will present valuable information for the upcoming competition year.
Several environmental conditions affect horses in the winter, and for each decrease in coldness of one degree Fahrenheit below the critical temperature, there is an increase in digestible energy requirements for body temperature maintenance.