Catch Up on Day One of the USEA Virtual Convention + What’s On Tap for Wednesday

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The USEA Virtual Convention is well underway this week, with new pieces of content and live webinars on the schedule for each day leading up to Saturday’s Annual Meeting. You won’t want to miss the Annual Meeting this year – make sure to renew your USEA membership for 2021 by today in order to receive a Zoom invite – as USEA Rider of the Year Liz Halliday-Sharp and 2019 Badminton winner Piggy March will be the keynote speakers for this event.

Looking to the schedule for Wednesday, here’s what’s on tap and how to access it:

3:00 p.m. EST: USEF High Performance Session
Join USEF Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry and USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander on Zoom as they discuss the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and the wild year we’ve all experienced together in 2020.

Other committees meeting today in closed sessions are the ELOC Committee (3:00 p.m. EST) and the Competitions, Calendar, & Rules Committee (6:00 p.m. EST).

Today’s releases of on demand content include:

Video: Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Most of us have dealt with colic at some point in our horse ownership. What’s the latest colic treatment research? Find out in this informative video from North Carolina State University’s Dr. Anthony Blikslager, Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences & Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology, and Dr. Amanda Ziegler, Research Assistant Professor in The Comparative Gastroenterology Lab.

Video: Nutrena Feeds
Equine Nutritionist Abby Keegan will walk viewers through the functions of the horse’s digestive system, how stress can affect it, and what we as advocates can do to support our horses with proper nutrition.

Article: SmartPak Equine
Learn about the nutritional challenges your horse may face in the winter and how you can best support him.

Tuesday Content:

Rules Open Forum led by Malcolm Hook

Therapeutic Use of Stem Cells for Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Backing Young Horses with Martin Douzant

To view the full schedule for the Virtual Convention, click here.