Wednesday News & Notes from Haygain

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We’re thrilled to see more urban grassroots programs forming around the idea of increasing equestrian access and representation within equestrian sports. This week we learned of a new program out of Minnesota, The CREW Urban Youth Equestrians. The CREW Urban Youth Equestrians supports youth to develop a sense of Community, Relationships, Empowerment and Well-being through work with horses and is working toward an official March 1 launch.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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US Equestrian this weekend rolled out its plans for furthering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within its membership and beyond. The organization announced new marketing initiatives, a plan to partner with existing organizations working with underrepresented demographics, and a newly-created Opportunity Fund with $50,000 earmarked from the 2022 budget. You can learn more about this and other updates coming from the US Equestrian Board of Directors meeting here.

Cool job alert! Haygain is currently hiring a Marketing Specialist with a focus on web and graphic design. This is a full-time, remote position with salary and benefits. Click here to learn more about this position.

Speaking of jobs, if you’re thinking of packing up and joining the working student or grooming ranks, we’re keeping our list of open positions up-to-date right here.

A consistent presence on the USEA calendar each winter, this year’s Educational Symposium will sadly not happen. The decision was made due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing risks associated with large gatherings.

Collegiate eventing is something I wish had been around when I was in school. One team that’s really made a name for itself is that of the University of Georgia. The team was just featured in the UGA newspaper, The Red & Black.

Trailering woes can be a big issue for horse owners. Once a horse finds they are anxious in the trailer, the situation can turn stressful and dangerous in a short time. Use these tips from the FEI to help make loading and trailering more stress-free for everyone involved, especially your anxious horse.

MIMclip technology will see an increased frequency of usage on cross country courses thanks to new FEI testing standards and rules implemented for 2021. These devices allow a fence to collapse under either forward or upward pressure and are designed to prevent the occurrence of rotational falls. Learn more about this technology and what it means for course design going forward here.

Wednesday Video Break: I always love scenes from the famous “Madden Mountain”, home of show jumping legend Beezie Madden.

Breakfast Roll Call at the winter barn. 🦄🏠

Posted by Beezie Madden / John Madden Sales, Inc on Tuesday, January 19, 2021