The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Leslie Law has been named as the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach, pending contract negotiations.
"This is an exciting next step for the program," said U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor. "Leslie brings a wealth of experience and will provide great leadership for the next generations."
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce plans for the 2015 USEF Dressage Youth Program. Under the direction of recently named USEF Dressage Youth Coaches George Williams and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, the revamped Youth Program will incorporate expanded support for the Platinum Performance/USDF Jr/YR Clinics, rider meetings, coaching support at major events, Outreach Clinics, and a Young Rider European Tour. The USEF Youth Dressage Program is part of the overall pipeline of the USEF Dressage Program which is supported by the USET Foundation.
Audit Details Food Safety, Animal Welfare Concerns in Slaughter of American Horses in Mexico
The European Commission dealt a game-changing blow to the North American horse slaughter industry with its decision to impose a moratorium on the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits echo the food safety and animal welfare concerns long voiced and probed by The Humane Society of the United States. The most recent audit published on Dec. 4 is a damning indictment of the horse slaughter industry and the Mexican authorities’ failure to rectify previously identified problems.
While it may not seem difficult to visually identify a horse as neurologic, diagnosing equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) can be a detailed process of evaluating the history, physical examination, and neurological examination of the horse. To assist veterinarians in diagnosing EPM, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis has created several resources that will help trained equine veterinarians determine if their patients may be suffering from the debilitating neurologic disease.
The 2015 AHP Student Award Contest recognizes the talents of students by awarding up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Annual Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on June 18-20, 2015. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities. One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2015 Student Award winner and win a cash award of $1,000. Additional cash awards may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. All cash awards are sponsored by AIM Equine Network.