Preparing for an event? Wanting to make sure your horse is appropriately fit for his/her age or level of competition? Not sure what exercises will help you achieve your fitness goals for your horse? Jess and Kinsey Lux from USEA Education Partner Ride iQ sit down with five-star eventer and USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) instructor Jon Holling to answer questions related to all things fitness. Check it out below:
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How does one quantify success? Is it the number of ribbons won? The number on the podium stood upon? The number of clean runs completed? The number associated with the value of a horse? Success, more often than not, is directly linked to the amount of something achieved over time. But, success is not necessarily always defined by the best of something or the lowest score or the fastest time. In the sport of eventing where numbers and scores and times are utilized to define how “good” or “bad” a rider or horse is, at the end of the day it should be about what each person takes away from a competition or lesson.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a slight obsession with bits. I like to say, “Some women buy shoes; I buy bits.” I should bring a chaperone if I’m heading to a store with a wide assortment of bits—so I don’t come home with an expensive selection of new ones. While the addiction is real, it has also served me well through the years as I’ve managed to help many horses improve by finding them a bit that they’re more comfortable in.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Area a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area VI which is made up of California and Hawaii. Area VI has produced its fair share of Olympians, such as, Jil Walton (1992 Barcelona), Gina Miles (2008 Beijing), Tamie Smith (2021 Tokyo), and Lauren Billys (2016 Rio de Janeiro and 2021 Tokyo representing Puerto Rico). Learn more about Area VI below.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you’re competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA
Official Feed of the USEA
Official Saddle of the USEA
Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA
Official Equine Insurance of the USEA
Official Forage of the USEA
Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA
Official Outerwear of the USEA
Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA