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Lexington, Ky. -The USEF has designated the following dates and locations for USEF Eventing High Performance Training Sessions to take place with U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor throughout the Winter and Spring of 2014. All sessions taking place in Ocala, Fla. will be held at Meredyth South, sessions in Aiken, S.C. being held at Stable View Farm and sessions in Temecula, Calif. will be held at Tucalota Creek Ranch or Galway Downs as designated below. The Southern Pines, N.C. session will be held at the Carolina Horse Park and/or Gavilan Farm.
Leesburg, VA - At the annual awards banquet Saturday, December 7, during the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention, USEA Board of Governors member Katherine Cooper announced a bold new program to support the health care of equine athletes. The eventing community has recognized that there is a significant lack of funding for equine medical research and has taken a major step forward to change this dynamic.
The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention for 2013 wrapped up with the Board of Governor’s meeting on Sunday morning. Diane Pitts led the meeting as the new USEA President, and several committees reported that their work was alive and well. A few notable points:
We caught up with Roy Burek of Charles Owen and Phillip Dutton to talk about the benefits of Charles Owen helmets that are specifically designed for cross-country after hearing all about helmet safety and concussion from Roy this morning (video highlights can be found on the home page).
Highlights of the Helmet Safety and Minimizing Concussion seminar given by Roy Burek of Charles Owen.
Highlights from sports psychologist Daniel Stewart's seminar yesterday on rider strength and conditioning and sports psychology.
What Does the Future of Eventing Hold? Ensuring the Sport’s Viability
Jim Wofford welcomed a large crowd in this highly anticipated Open Forum. Before he opened the floor to discussion, he gave a brief introduction and presented three major topics.