Karen Fulton who with her husband Stephen operates Full Moon Farm in Maryland talks about the various activities they host including the Pony Club and how families become involved. We also hear fromTara Shegogue who wrote an article on farriery in the modern event horses for the current issue of the magazine.
Area II YRAP Coordinator Chris Donovan explains the Young Rider Advancement Program and reports on the Cross Border Challenge at Sporting Days Horse Trials in Aiken, SC. Rolex Rookie Liz Halliday-Sharp talks about her preparation for this year's event from her new winter base in Ocala, FL, including finishing runner-up with HHS Cooley at the Red Hills CIC3*.
Stephen Bradley from Area II tells us how he managed his training program this winter having decided to stay in North Virginia, and Natalie Hollis, also from Area II, offers some alternative ideas for rider fitness that involves rolling around in the mud among other challenges!
Lisa & Brian Sabo from Area VI discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching children, their approach to engaging young people into the sport and why their Pony Club program has become so successful.
Susan Graham-White, Robin Walker and Marilyn Payne discuss the “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium that was held in Ocala, FL from February 16-18, 2015. The event was presented by the USEA in support of the Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse programs.
Lisa Borgia from Area VI who spends her winter training with Becky Holder in North Carolina, and Kylie Dermody from Area I, who is based in Ocala, FL for the winter, have both started the season on great form.
Kyle Carter talks about the Florida season; Rachele Foote explains what life for a Working Student is like in the winter in Ocala, and Shealagh Costello, USEF National Eventing Manager explains the Frangible Pin Technology Grant.
Jo Whitehouse, CEO has news from the USEA office, and Red Hills Horse Trials Organizer Jane Barron tells us what we can expect at this year's event, which takes place March 5-8, 2015 in Area III.
The second of two ICP Symposiums, presented by Chris Bartle, was held at Longwood Farm South, Ocala, FL on January 19-20th. Liz Halliday, Sharon White and Lauren Kieffer share their impressions and experiences.
The USEA Instructors Certification Symposium (ICP) West Coast presented by Chris Bartle took place at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA January 16-17th. Barb Crabo from Area X and Lauren Billys from Area VI share their impressions of the dressage and jumping sessions during the two days and how they benefitted.