Wednesday News & Notes

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If you signed up to be a member of Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE), then your Ally Pin will be on its way to you this week! SEE was conceptualized by Heather Gillette and Dr. Anastasia Curwood and hopes to provide opportunities for visible allyship for BIPOC equestrians as well as mentorship and internship programs in the near future. To learn more and to sign up, click here.

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“We are at a point in history where diversity is mandatory for businesses.” David Loman, chairman of the USHJA diversity task force, wants equestrian sport to be welcoming for all. This was a topic of discussion during the USHJA forum on diversity, equity, and inclusion, a recap from which you can read on Practical Horseman here.

Have you entered the Nation Media Holiday Contest yet? Learn how you could win an epic prize pack from Banixx, Haygain, Kentucky Performance Products, Legends Horse Feeds, and SmartPak here – and don’t wait! Entries close this Friday, December 11.

Whatever “Simon” wants, Simon gets! Such is life with five-star horses. Get to know Ariel Grald’s Leamore Master Plan in the latest edition of Behind the Stall Door.

Does your horse prefer to show jump by braille? There are plenty of tips for teaching more carefulness over the colorful poles, and the FEI has a few more to add in their latest primer. [Why Is Your Horse Taking Poles?]

ICYMI: The USEA is pumping out tons of on-demand content and live seminars as a part of the Virtual Convention. Tune in to this session on the use of stem cells for tendon and ligament injuries with Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Lauren Schnabel.

Top of the schedule for the USEA Virtual Convention yesterday was the Rules Open Forum, led by Malcolm Hook. Get the skinny on upcoming rule changes and rewatch the session here.

Wednesday Video Break: This forthcoming series from the FEI looks worth a bookmark to watch later!