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Day two of the 2018 USEA Educational Symposium at Longwood Farm South in Ocala, Florida again featured clinicians Leslie Law and Kai-Steffen Meier as they conducted the second day of the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The Young Event Horse (YEH) Symposium will take place on Wednesday and the Future Event Horse (FEH) Symposium will follow on Thursday.
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to bring you business tips from top eventing riders and coaches. Do you have a business question you’d like to see addressed by an eventing professional? Email us at [email protected].
The 2018 USEA Educational Symposium kicked off today at the picturesque Longwood Farm South in Ocala, Florida. The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, and the Future Event Horse (FEH) Program have teamed up again this year to offer four education-packed days that focus on the young event horse. Featured clinicians Leslie Law and Kai-Steffen Meier will conduct both days of the ICP symposium and will also ride demo horses for the Young Event Horse Symposium on Wednesday.
The USEA introduced the Future Event Horse (FEH) program in 2007 as a pilot program in response to the popularity of the already established USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Where the YEH program assesses 4- and 5-year-old prospective event horses based on their performance, the FEH program evaluates yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds for their potential for the sport based on conformation and type. Horses are presented in hand and divisions are separated by year and gender. At the Championships, 3-year-olds are also required to demonstrate their potential over fences in an additional free-jump division.
There is a new face on the Florida event scene this winter – 27-year-old Swiss eventer, Felix Vogg, who is based in Radolfzell, Germany – just north of the German-Swiss border. Vogg is no stranger to international eventing having competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2014 World Equestrian Games, and multiple European Championships, but Rocking Horse Winter II in Ocala, Florida was his first foray into U.S. eventing.
Perhaps you know someone who has been on a foreign mission trip. Or, maybe you have volunteered yourself to help, encourage, and make a difference in people’s lives. This mission trip was different in some ways. There were no construction projects, water filters, or community development projects. Instead, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and United States Dressage Federation (USDF) members and sport horse breeders Dr. Jean Fowler, Andrew Palmer, and Dr.
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!
Participants in the US Equestrian (USEF) Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program (E25) and the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 Program (E18) completed their winter training sessions last month. The Emerging Athletes List designates athletes with the potential to evolve into future team candidates.
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.