New Years Eve News & Notes

Something is….off…here. Photo by Adel Viljoen.

Like this horse above, we are jumping into 2021 and not looking back. 2020 has been a year of challenges, but many of us have found silver linings that we really didn’t expect. While I know that this was not just “one bad year” and everything will be different tomorrow, my only hope is that we can take the lessons learned and awareness gained from this painful and divisive year and ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Jump your jump! With or without the rider, just get it done.

News From Around the Globe:

Have you ever wanted to look through the judge’s eyes and see what they see during the conformation portion of a USEA Young or Future Event Horse competition? Now is your chance! Using only a photo and information on age and breed, legendary horseman and past FEH/YEH Championship judge Chris Ryan is sharing his insights into young horse conformation. This week it’s 3-year-old filly TC Maleficent. [Conformation Critique with Chris Ryan]

We’re giving away a copy of Jane Savoie’s Dressage Between the Jumps, and there is still time to enter! Click here to learn more and submit your entry.

Once a horse girl, always a horse girl. Actress Zosia Mamet took this New Yorker writer inside her passion for riding, and how it’s both an escape from and a metaphor for her acting career. [Zosia Mamet is a Horse Girl]

The USEA Intercollegiate Eventing program has steadily gained popularity since its creation in 2014. In 2016, the USEA intercollegiate national leaderboards were introduced and every December, a new set of nationally ranked riders are named. For 2020, the collegiate riders that took home top honors were Katie Lichten of University of Virginia, Ryan Keefe of University of Kentucky, Audrey Sanborn of California Polytechnic State University SLO, Kaley Crosby of Clemson University, Mikayla Kearney of University of Central Florida, Paige Ansaldi of University of Maryland, and Jessica Wymbs of University of South Carolina – Aiken. [Leading Riders of Intercollegiate Eventing Program 2020]

Check out Amanda Ross’ every day routine in Australia with her eventing yard!