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Halloween is just around the corner … how are you and your horse celebrating? From eventing themed pumpkins and costumed horse trials to spooky jumps (I mean Halloween-themed, not THAT kind of spooky), send your photos to [email protected] We love to see it!
It’s Week 4 of SmartPak’s 2021 Ultimate Blanketing & Clipping Giveaway! This week’s awesome prize is a set of Andis Pulse ZRII Cordless Clippers. Click here to submit your entry — and be sure to keep an eye on SmartPak over the next few weeks for new giveaways.
Do you have a “stress script”? Sports psychology coach Daniel Stewart explains the concept of “scripting,”
which happens when you prepare for inevitable challenges by writing and reciting a series of positive reminders (your script) whenever you begin to feel a bit bad or bummed out. The idea behind scripting is that it can be pretty hard harder to think of good things when you’re feeling bad, but that feeling bad gets a whole lot harder when you begin saying a bunch of good things!” [Pressure Proof: Scripting]
Congrats to Area IV’s champions! The USEA caught up with the riders who topped the leaderboards following their year-end performances. [Rider Reflections: Riders Tackle All New Cross-Country Courses at Area IV Championships]
Registration is now open for the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting to be held at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., from January 13-15, 2022. The 2022 USEF Annual Meeting will feature three days of meetings and conferences, as well as the Pegasus Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 13, and the SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Celebration on Saturday, January 15. [USEF]
RISK profiles could be constructed for combinations competing at international level aimed at reducing the number of cross-country falls, with the help of previous competition data. The FEI talks to Horse & Hound about a study was commissioned as part of its global injury surveillance project aimed at identifying risk factors for horse injuries, particularly those that may have a catastrophic outcome. [Eventing risk profiles could help reduce cross-country falls]
Food for thought:
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