Feb 19, 2019

Livio Lines Up the Perfect Ride on Day Two of the USEA ICP Symposium

With a morning of show jumping and an afternoon of cross-country from Training to Intermediate – there was plenty of action and education on the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) jump day. Every single group was started with a line – whether poles or cross-country jumps.

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Feb 19, 2019 Education

Giving Your Future Event Horse the Right Start, Part Two

Typically at the end of a lunge session, when the horse has settled, is an ideal time to introduce the surcingle or saddle in the middle of the round pen. The pressure of the girth and something tied around his body is what causes a horse to react.

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Feb 18, 2019 Instructors

Top 12 Quotes from Maxime Livio on Day One of the 2019 ICP Symposium

“Tick tack, tick tack, this is the music of the trot.” Horses danced to music in the sandbox as they learned new methods of dressage training and movements from top French eventer, Maxime Livio. Livio brought a French twist to Florida for the first day of the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) Educational Symposium. Hosted at The Grand Oaks Resort, attendees sat under the shade with the backdrop of vibrant green grass, palm trees, and horse drawn carriages, all while listening to Livio share his expertise on dressage.

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Feb 18, 2019 Education

OTTB Critique Presented by Athletux: Jax

Meet Alexa Brogna’s Jax. Jax is a 9-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred who began his career steeplechasing in Maryland under the Jockey Club name "Heard Shots" and who is the subject of this month’s OTTB Critique.

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Feb 17, 2019 Education

Giving Your Future Event Horse the Right Start, Part One

Horses aren’t born broke and ready to ride – as much as we wish they were! There are two critical steps in the process of getting your future event horse ready for his career: backing and breaking.

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Feb 16, 2019 Membership

Now on Course: Like Mother, Like Son

In 2013, after taking a 10-year break from riding after college, I knew it was time to get back into eventing again. With the help of a friend, I found a horse off Craigslist that fit what I was looking for perfectly: a black 14-year-old registered American Warmblood mare named Clos du Bois, or "Chloe" for short.

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Feb 15, 2019 Association News

Attend the Richard Jeffery Show Jumping Seminar at Carolina International

Show Jumping Course Designer Richard Jeffery will be offering a Show Jumping Seminar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina, prior to the start of the Carolina International CCI & Horse Trials.

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Feb 15, 2019 Eventing News

FEI Olympic Qualifications Focus on Horse Welfare

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced that they will be closely monitoring all horse-and-rider combinations competing at the four- and five-star level to ensure that they are adhering to the rules regarding rest periods between competitions in the lead-up to the Olympic Games next year.

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Feb 15, 2019 Education

Featured Clinician: Dom and Jimmie Schramm

When Event Clinics caught up with Schramm Equestrian, Dom and Jimmie were coming off a weekend of successful competition at Ocala Winter I Horse Trials with a string of horses. The duo were en route to the airport where Dom would catch a redeye to Denver to teach a clinic.

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Feb 14, 2019 Young Riders

Applications for 2019 North American Youth Championships due March 1

Please be advised that the selection procedures have been approved and posted for the 2019 North American Youth Championships for eventing. The application is now available and the application deadline is March 1, 2019.

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Feb 14, 2019 Competitions

USEA Events A-Z: Marlborough Horse Trials

The Marlborough Horse Trials (MHT) are held every September at Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Area II), offering Starter through Preliminary level horse trial and combined test divisions.

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