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USEA sponsor John Nunn of Bit of Britain Saddlery and Nunn Finer has generously provided eventers with an incredible deal… free cross-country course walks at events all across the country with four-star level riders. Did you catch that? Free course walks with Olympians…at YOUR event! These guys will take the time to walk the courses with groups of competitors, giving tips on safety, discussing different routes and options as well as course design and construction.
Original Post Date: 02/07/2008 - 17:45   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:25

Well, you can start by organizing the “horsey” aspects, by keeping track of all things equine-related on HorseLogs.com.
Original Post Date: 02/06/2008 - 21:50   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:24

I stumbled across a fabulous array of articles written by Faith & Ronald Meredith of the Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in Waverly, WV, a nationally accredited equestrian career college dedicated exclusive
Original Post Date: 02/06/2008 - 21:30   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:23

Voila! Behold...the most addicting horse game ever.Warning: If you're at work (not like anyone ever plays computer games at work or anything....*cough*) then turn down the music or you'll barrage the whole office with the opening banjo music! Enjoy :)Horse Jumping GameP.S. It's pretty amazing that the little horse can jump from a half-stride perfectly each time... this is NOT helping my problem with seeing distances at all! ~Emily
Original Post Date: 02/05/2008 - 20:08   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:23

“Om….Om….” I chant aloud. Slowly and methodically I recite ancient Sanskrit chants and invocations in the warm-up arena. My fellow competitors turn and look wildly around to see what that foreign noise is.
Original Post Date: 01/29/2008 - 17:49   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:21

I first heard about the American Eventing Championships two years ago. At the time I was thirteen, and the Olympics seemed a mighty high goal for someone who had just moved up to the novice level. Yet here was a perfect show, a perfect event, a perfect goal for me.
Original Post Date: 01/29/2008 - 14:55   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:21

The Big Book of Hidden Horses: Puzzles, quizzes, trivia & more Deborah Eve Rubin (Half Halt 2006)The Little Book of Horse Poop: A Collection of Tips, Truths and Tributes Becki Bell (Palfrey 2005)Both books excel in their trivia sections. Bell: a horse takes an average of three weeks to produce its own weight in manure. Rubin: In Spokane, Washington, it’s illegal for a race horse to disrupt a religious meeting.
Original Post Date: 01/28/2008 - 17:04   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:20

It was one year ago in June that my trainer did a CIC *. Being at that * star was what sparked my interest in doing a Training Level Three-Day. One year and a month later my trainer asked me if I wanted to do a 3 Day event, I said, ‘Yes.’
Original Post Date: 01/24/2008 - 15:05   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:19

Here’s a great compilation of stories (courtesy of freelance writer Katherine Walcott) from some of our well-known officials and riders about what can and will go wrong on cross-country! ~ EmilySue Smithson wrote:
Original Post Date: 01/23/2008 - 19:05   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:18

Here’s a fun story written by India Watson about her experience in the cross-over from hunter/jumper to eventing. Many of you have made this switch – share your stories! Thanks to Dave Mullinix photography for allowing us use of these photographs. ~ Emily
Original Post Date: 01/22/2008 - 19:14   |   Last Updated: Tue, 2011-11-15 11:17

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