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Robin Walker and Marilyn Payne review the recent Future Event Horse (FEH) & Young Event Horse (YEH) Symposium in Ocala, FL. Thanks again to our Symposium hosts, Ocala Jokey Club and Longwood Farm South. Click here for our full text report of the Symposium. Tik Maynard continues our series on Equine Behavior discussing sensitization and de-sensitization.
Original Post Date: 03/09/2016 - 07:33   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:09 08:27:57

Coleen Joan Keenan-Hersson, 63, of Rixeyville, VA, died peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with her family at her side in Charlottesville, Virginia. Coleen was born on October 24, 1952, the daughter of Patricia Mary Keenan and Lt. Col. USA (Ret) Daniel Richard Keenan (deceased). Coleen married Noel Hersson in Sweden in the summer of 1990 after they both attended the World Cup Championship in Stockholm. Coleen's love of horses was unquestionable, connecting people and horses together throughout Virginia.
Original Post Date: 03/04/2016 - 20:23   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:04 20:23:43

Don Randle, 60, of Cheyenne, passed away Feb. 28, 2016.Don was born March 22, 1955, in Loveland, Colorado.In 1959, Don moved to Jackson, where his father had work as a carpenter. Don grew up enjoying the outdoors, climbing, hiking and skiing. He graduated from Jackson Hole High School and went on to the University of Wyoming. He graduated from UW with a B.S. in wildlife biology/animal science.
Original Post Date: 03/04/2016 - 11:36   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:04 11:37:52

Mary Coldren from Area II explains what it takes to be a good show secretary and what riders can do that will make a big difference to their entries. Kate Lokey joins us from the USEA office to introduce the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series ahead of the first event on this season’s calendar; Red Hills Horse Trials, and its organizer Jane Barron tells us what we can expect at the event which runs March 10-13. 2016.
Original Post Date: 03/02/2016 - 08:48   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:02 11:25:47

Rider & Trainer Tik Maynard talks about emotions in the series on Equine Behavior, and organizers Cindy DePorter & Leslie Thelkeld share plans for this year’s Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event at Southern Eighths Farm. Rider & Trainer Tik Maynard talks about emotions in the series on Equine Behavior, and organizers Cindy DePorter & Leslie Thelkeld share plans for this year’s Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event at Southern Eighths Farm.
Original Post Date: 02/24/2016 - 08:33   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:24 10:48:53

This is one of my favorite exercises for horses that are just coming back into work after some time off, whether they were getting some scheduled vacation or some unscheduled rehabilitation. With plenty of rails on the ground, Exercise #1 is a great exercise for reminding the horses of where to put their bodies. The rails are not there to try to trip them up in an effort to sharpen them. Rather, the rails are there to spell things out a bit and give them confidence. If the horse starts to rush a little or lands in a heap, the ground rails help the horse and rider regain their center of balance. Consequently, if the rider gets off balance, the ground rails will make the horse’s job twice as hard, as they now have to not only keep their center of balance, but also adjust for their off-centered rider. So it is a great exercise of control for the rider.
Original Post Date: 02/18/2016 - 09:19   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:24 10:49:19

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Original Post Date: 02/17/2016 - 09:00   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:17 09:00:31

Leesburg, Va.
Original Post Date: 02/16/2016 - 13:27   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:16 13:29:09

The USEA is very sad to share that Atlanta, an 8-year-old Argentinian Sport Horse, was humanely euthanized on course this morning at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter II Horse Trials in Ocala, Fla. Ridden by owner, Juan Larrazabal, Atlanta suffered a fractured leg on the Intermediate cross-country course. Atlanta was immediately attended to by the on-site veterinary team, and it was decided that it was in his best interest to be humanely euthanized.The USEA sends our deepest condolences to Juan and all of Atlanta’s connections. 
Original Post Date: 02/12/2016 - 15:19   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:12 15:19:19

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2016 Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships on both the east and west coast.The FEH West Coast Championships will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 at Twin Rivers (Paso Robles, Calif.), followed by the East Coast Championship at Loch Moy Farm (Adamstown, Md.) on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Original Post Date: 02/11/2016 - 08:32   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:19 11:27:33

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