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Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 has been signed into law, becoming effective immediately. The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department, within 24 hours. Failure to report is subject to criminal penalties.
The bill amends two federal statutes: the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 and the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act of 1978.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) follows all USEF Safe Sport Policies. For more information about the Safe Sport Policy, click here.
Dear US Equestrian Members,
The safety and welfare of our members, especially our children, is of paramount importance to US Equestrian. This is why we are writing directly to every member and to the parents of our junior members. We believe it is vital to the sustainability of the sport we love, to deliver Safe Sport information and resources directly to our members.
Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland (Area II) hosts four USEA recognized events each year in April, May, August, and October, offering Novice through Advanced levels as well as CIC*, 2*, and 3* divisions in the spring and the USEF National CCI2* and CCI3* Championships and USEA East Coast Young Event Horse Championships in the fall. Fair Hill also offers starter trials throughout the year for Elementary, Introductory, Beginner Novice, and Novice levels.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) in partnership with Eventing Training Online, the “Official Online Educational Partner of the USEA,” is proud to provide exclusive educational video content featuring coaching and tips from top instructors from around the world. USEA members also benefit from discounted subscriptions to Eventing Training Online, where they will have access to a complete video library of educational content suitable for beginner riders to professional trainers. Simply enter the code USEAMEMBER at checkout to receive 50% off your Eventing Training Online membership!
Eventing’s “quiet” season has been anything but quiet this year, and the past few weeks have seen a series of key meetings focusing on important aspects of the sport.
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your horse's photo and a video clip to [email protected].
Julie Norman’s Consensus, the 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Contucci x Miss Me Not 2823), passed away during the cross-country phase of competition in the Open Preliminary division at the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials on February 9, 2018. A necropsy determined that “Thomas” suffered an aortic rupture while on cross-country.
Norman took Consensus to his first horse trials in the spring of 2009. Over the course of their partnership, the pair completed numerous CIC3* and CCI3* events, including Richland Park, Red Hills International, and Fair Hill International, and contested the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* in 2014 and 2015.
This educational article is brought to you by Standlee Hay Company, the Official Forage of the USEA.
Horses do not like ice in their water. During winter, many owners notice their horses becoming dehydrated, despite the fact that they've provided their four-legged friends all the H20 they can drink. When a horse drinks cold water, it causes their bodies to become colder. This means they have to expend additional calories to heat their bodies back up. Horses will naturally drink less water if it's too cold. Warming water using insulated or heated buckets will allow your horse to drink more. Research has shown that horses drink the most water when the water temperature is between 45 and 70º F.
In 2009, the Professional Horseman’s Council in partnership with Charles Owen founded the Charles Owen Technical Merit (COTM) Award to reward juniors and adult amateurs for demonstrating safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique and educate riders and trainers as to what constitutes safe cross-country riding.
Don't let the winter weather get you down when you can use being stuck in the arena as an opportunity to fine tune your riding! In this series, we are reviving past Grid Pro Quo articles from Eventing USA to help you use the off-season to your advantage and keep you and your horse in tip-top shape for when it's time to get back out there. Click here to check out other past Grid Pro Quo exercises to spice up your arena this winter!
The Equiventures Organizing Committee regrets to announce the death of Consensus, an 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Contucci x Miss Me Not 2823) owned by Julie Norman and ridden by Adriana Beruvides.
Consensus was competing in the Open Preliminary division, collapsed during the cross-country phase between fences 16 and 17 and died of natural causes. Beruvides was attended to on site and then was transferred to Ocala Regional Hospital for further care.
The Organizing Committee of the Equiventures Horse Trials and the USEA wishes to extend its deepest sympathy and condolences to all of Consensus' connections.
Updated 2/10 - Upon necropsy it was discovered that an aortic rupture lead to the death of Consensus.