Dr. Kent Allen, DVM who is the Chairman of the USEF Veterinary and Drug and Medications Committees, shared a presentation with lots of helpful reminders for owners and riders about the USEF’s drugs and meds policies at Convention this afternoon.
• 12 hour rule: No injections allowed to be given to horses within 12 hours prior to a competition. Exceptions could include IV antibiotics, dexamethasone and IV fluids. This rule has been in effect for USEF competitions since December 2013 and is on slate to be instituted by the FEI next year. Effective 12/1/2013. On slate for FEI next year. CCTV (such as the Nest system and other types of cameras) have become more popular and are helping to enforce evidence of this rule.
In David O’Connor’s first presentation since the USEF announcement of his new role as Technical Advisor, he outlined his plan for the upcoming year for the Eventing High Performance Riders.
The earliest participants of the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention joined esteemed show jumping course designer Richard Jeffery on Wednesday for a comprehensive clinic on course design. The group gathered at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a classroom session before heading out to Tiffany Morrissey’s East Wind Farm to get hands on experience.
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that David O'Connor will serve as the Eventing Technical Advisor for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team. He will also continue to play an important role, alongside the Eventing Managing Director, in the development and implementation of Eventing plans, pathway, program, and systems that will help grow programs for developing and elite athletes. Following the post-Rio Review, the role of the Technical Advisor has been adjusted to focus more on management of the Programs and the athlete's personal programs and goals rather than hands on coaching.
Retired Racehorse Project announced today the opening of trainer applications for the 2017 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover. Approved trainers will acquire recently retired Thoroughbred racehorses and introduce them to second careers. Disciplines offered are barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunter, show jumper, and working ranch.
We’re officially one day away from the kick off of the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention! Join us in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Fla. December 7-11 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa for our yearly gathering of members – education, discussion and fun awaits!
Here are six activities you’ve got to attend while you’re here:
USEA Board of Governors’ Reception
What better way to kick off another great USEA Convention than with your toes in the sand? Everyone is invited to enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks, meet the USEA Board of Governors members, and catch up with friends. It’s about to be a great weekend! Thursday, December 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m in the South Palm Court.
Happy Convention week! We are just two days away from the start of our annual gathering of members at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In an effort to enhance your experience this weekend, the USEA is pleased to introduce a new USEA Convention App powered by Meeting Applications.
This app is now available for iOS and Android devices, and provides up-to-date information about the Convention schedule, speakers programs and more! Plan each day carefully by “favoriting” the meetings you’d like to attend; this will create your own personalized Convention agenda. We also invite you to rank and review the agenda items. This valuable feedback will better help us plan for next year’s Convention.
The USEA is pleased to share the lineup of incredible items that will be be up for auction during the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. You won’t want to miss any of these very generous donations, from entries to apparel to destination vacations! Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Roger Haller Educational Fund, which was created earlier this year to expand educational programs for judges, technical delegates, course designers, instructors and volunteers.
It always helps to see a warm and friendly face when heading to warm up for that all-important test or jump round. In this new series, the United States Evening Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux, to feature those around us who help make these events happen, the volunteers. Without them horse shows could not succeed and these volunteers go above and beyond to make sure every rider feels comfortable and confident. Do you know a volunteer who should be nominated as Volunteer of the Month? We are looking for our January feature. Email your tips to [email protected]
The Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, host of the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Horse Trials, announced yesterday that they have applied to host a CCI4*.
Last month, Halt Cancer at X donated $60,000 to organizations in the Flathead Valley providing support and services to cancer patients and their families. This contributes to the over $325,000 that the Halt Cancer at X program has donated to cancer research and support services to date.
"We are honored to fund such a diverse pool of organizations that are working every day to halt cancer," says Halt Cancer at X founder, Sarah Broussard. "It's exciting to see that the money from these grants is going to make a difference, both in our community and at a worldwide level."
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The countdown is on! Just 7 days until the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention! Join us in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Fla. December 7-11 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa for our yearly gathering of members -education, discussion and fun awaits!