Archived Webinars

The USHJA offers free, interactive webinars throughout the year. Past sessions are available below.  Choose a category and click the link to watch the webinar.
 

Equine Care and Welfare

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Ideal Hooves and Common Issues in the Hunter/Jumper Equine
Travis Burns, Associate Professor at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, discusses basic hoof anatomy; defining “ideal hooves” and common issues Hunter/Jumper horses and ponies experience, avoiding thrown shoes, topical ointments and dressings, various pads, and how to help keep your equine sound year-round.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

January 28, 2020

Emergency Vet Care
Dr. Jordan Kivinemi-Moore of Rood and Riddle discusses the top four emergencies that vets are called to treat: colic, choke, wounds, and eyes. She speaks about symptoms, when to call the vet, what to do before the vet arrives, treatment, and preventative care to avoid future incidents.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

October 11, 2019

Farrier Tools of the Trade

Travis Burns, Associate Professor of Practice and Chief of Farrier Services at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses different types of shoes and farrier tools commonly used in shoeing horses. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and reviews content outlined in the Hooves and Shoeing chapter of the HQC Study Guide.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

May 6, 2020

After Show Care Webinar

Join Dr. Sarah Cohen, from the USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee, for her After Show Care webinar. Dr. Cohen discusses best practices for taking care of your equine partner after competing. Learn what you can do to help your pony feel better immediately after showing, at the end of each day, and the week after competition. She will also share practices you can implement immediately to help your pony feel his best while working hard at a competition.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

August 6, 2020

Discover the Benefits of Equine Chiropractic Care

Discover the benefits of equine chiropractic care with USHJA Official Sponsor Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital's Dr. Heath Soignier. Whether your equine partner is actively competing or simply enjoying time at home, chiropractic work can treat acute pain and long-term conditions. Topics covered include determining if your horse/pony needs chiropractic work, and when combined with other sport medicine treatments, how alternative therapies make for happy, healthy horses and ponies.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

September 14, 2020

Fall Equine Vaccines

It’s that time of year again! As part of our bi-annual care of our equine partners, we vaccinate them against illnesses and diseases that could cause them harm. But why is it so important that we stay up to date on their shots? Join Dr. Sarah Cohen to discuss the importance behind the vaccines given in the fall season and how a simple series of shots can make such a big difference in your horse or pony’s health.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

September 28, 2020

Body Clipping Tips and Blanket Know-How

Between body clipping and blanketing, the colder months can be challenging to keep your horse warm. USHJA Emerging Athlete Program Stable Manager Anne Thornbury will discuss body clipping best practices, from which clipper blades to use to how to start. Anne also explaind best blanketing practices for the cooler months and how to take care of blankets in-between seasons.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

February 1, 2021

Competition Ring Resources

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Staying Safe with Safety Vests
With the ever-increasing use of safety vests throughout the Hunter/Jumper industry, the USHJA Safety Committee would like to open a discussion with members like you to determine the interest in further researching and promoting this potentially life-saving equipment. Join us for this interactive webinar where we will confer the current use of safety vests, interest in increased education, and the desire for added regulation and testing. Become part of making the Hunter/Jumper community safer at home and at competition.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

To view the December 2020 webinar on safety vests, click here.

June 22, 2021

Stand Out: Bridle Fit and Attire
Stand out in the Hunter Breeding ring, Equitation ring and everywhere in between with bridle fit tips from Hunter/Hunter Jumping Seat Equitation judge and Hunter Breeding official Sue Lightner. Learn simple tricks for fitting a bridle to showcase your horse’s best features and sharpen your look as Sue emphasizes the importance of overall turnout for you and your horse!

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

May 25, 2021

Suitability Considerations: What to Look For in Your Next Horse

On the hunt for your next horse or pony? Join us as Kimmy Risser of Hickory Manor discusses conformation and other considerations when purchasing your next hunter, equitation or jumper partner. From build and faults to age and personality, Kimmy will cover what to look for during the search for your future four-legged friend.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

April 26, 2021

Outreach 101: How to Apply for and Host an Outreach Competition

Katie Benson (USHJA Volunteer) and Melanie Mader (USHJA Sport Program Coordinator) review the new and exciting changes for the USHJA Outreach program along with provide the step-by-step process for offering a USHJA Outreach competition. From the application process to year-end awards and rewards, Katie and Melanie explain the benefits of hosting an Outreach show for you and your community.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

Click here for the Outreach 101 handout

February 22, 2021

Get Schooled: Schooling Rules and Schooling Ring Etiquette

New Year, new rules! Join HQC committee member and ‘R’ C1 steward Cricket Stone as she explains the new schooling rules, as well as other important rule changes for 2021. Cricket will also discuss schooling ring etiquette that keeps the schooling ring safe and the role of stewards and certified schooling supervisors at licensed competitions. No matter what shows are in your future, be sure to check out this informative presentation.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

January 19, 2021

Jumper Judge Perspective

It’s not just a matter of counting rails and faults; learn all about the job and responsibilities of a jumper judge from 2020 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee and USHJA National Vice President David Distler. A Registered ‘R’ USEF Jumper and FEI Showing Jumping Judge for 40+ years, David explains the importance of rules and fairness inside the judge’s box and what you can do to be a well-informed exhibitor.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

November 7, 2020

Young Jumper Course Design

Join Course Designers Ken Krome, Marina Azevedo and Chris Collman as they discuss the needs for courses in the young jumpers at competitions to help develop top equine athletes. The group discusses what is a young jumper, why are they important to our sport, and the building blocks and proper courses for young jumpers. Whether you are a course designer, a rider or just interested in the conversation, join the discussion to expand your knowledge about a growing section of the jumper industry.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

September 21, 2020

Dress to Impress Webinar

Join top professional Archie Cox for his webinar, Dress to Impress. Archie explains why first impressions matter, how to impress the judges when you first walk into the ring, as well as how to stand out from your fellow competitors. Learn how Archie gets his horses and students to look their best and how you can achieve a look that will catch the judge’s eye every time you walk into the ring.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

August 5, 2020

Pony Model Video

Ever wonder how to set up your pony for a Model class? Bill Schaub explains the Model class from start to finish in a video to be available Monday morning. Bill will be sharing his expertise covering how to achieve the best stance in a Model, tips to help riders jog their ponies to impress and other tricks to show your best Model class.

August 3, 2020

Equitation: An Overview

Join top industry professionals Robin Rost Brown, Frank Madden, and Jim Hagman for an informative webinar about the significance of the Equitation division. Learn how proper seat and balance were developed, the basics behind Equitation, how Equitation has evolved over the last century, and current Equitation programs. This is a great opportunity to explore the roots of Equitation, and why correct position is so important to successful riding.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

July 27, 2020

Hunter Breeding 102

Oliver Brown returns to give even more in-depth instruction on topics such as preparing your Hunter Breeding horse or pony, conformation, training tips for challenging horses, and tips for showing your horse or pony at its best. Oliver has spent over 40 years training and handling Hunter Breeding horses and ponies, Thoroughbred sales yearlings, and teaching clinics for licensed officials and amateur handlers. During this webinar Oliver helps further develop your handling skills so you can feel confident as you walk into the ring.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

June 15, 2020

Hunter Breeding 101

Curious about participating in a Hunter Breeding or Model class? 'R' Hunter Breeding judge Oliver Brown introduces the basics of Hunter Breeding in this how-to tutorial. Oliver has spent over 40 years handling Hunter Breeding horses and ponies, Thoroughbred sales yearlings, and teaching clinics for licensed officials and amateur handlers. In this webinar Oliver demystifies the Hunter Breeding division and give new handlers the basics they need to get started in a Hunter Breeding or Model class.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

June 1, 2020

Insights from a Hunter Judge

'R’ Hunter and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation judge Andrea Wells offers valuable insight from the judge's box. She discusses what makes a great hunter round, roots of the hunters in foxhunting, flat classes, and severity of over-fences faults and mistakes. She also addresses common hunter ring myths and misconceptions.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

May 20, 2020

Equine Business & Careers

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The Professional Marketing Workshop

Frustrated with trying to promote your business and not getting any results? Learn from one of the industry’s best, Equestrian Professional Founder and CEO Elisabeth McMillan, in an engaging event as she explains how to sharpen your marketing skills to accomplish your goals for your business. Elisabeth discusses how to stay relevant in an ever-changing environment, whether you are just starting your business or have been established for years.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

October 13, 2020

Careers and Jobs Within the Equestrian Community – Horse Shows

The start of a new webinar series that gives an overview of jobs that are in the equestrian community, Katie Benson leads a discussion about the opportunities at horse shows. From paddock master to office secretary, horse shows are filled with an array of jobs that need to be filled and completed to make sure that a competition runs smoothly and successfully.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

March 1, 2021

Equine Business QuickBooks

Returning speaker Holly Frenzel, from the Equine Business Basics webinar, comes back to explain how to make QuickBooks work for your equine business. Holly will explain the purpose of keeping good books and its importance to understanding the financial side of your business. Learn how QuickBooks can be an essential tool for your business and how keeping good books will help you accomplish your professional goals.

Click here to access the free webinar.

July 20, 2021

Horsemanship Challenge Quiz

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HQC Study Hall

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge (HQC) hopefuls of all ages are encouraged to watch this interactive HQC Study Hall with HQC Committee Chair Terri Young. Terri introduces how to get started with HQC, from preparing to take the quizzes to qualifying for HQC Nationals. She also leads a study session on the Therapies and Horse Welfare chapters of the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Study Guide.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

April 22, 2020

HQC Study Hall Part II

Back by popular demand! Terri Young, chair of the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge (HQC) Committee, returns for another Study Hall. HQC is open to all ages, and the Stable Challenge runs from June 15-July 15. Join HQC, and attend the HQC-themed webinars for a leg-up on the competition.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

June 30, 2020

Fall Back into Horsemanship: HQC Nationals Study Hall

Join HQC Committee Chair Terri Young as she hosts a final Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Study Hall for 2020. Terri will be covering multiple topics to help finalists get ready for HQC Nationals. Not a finalist? Get a jump-start on preparing for next year’s HQC test or use it to brush up on your own horsemanship knowledge.

The webinar is free to the public and can be accessed here.

October 19, 2020

Licensed Officials Resources

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Bookkeeping in the Booth

Closed session: available for in-process applicants, 'r' and 'R' judges only. Not open to the public. This clinic is for general educational purposes only; does not count for clinic credit.

Join esteemed judges Andrea Wells and Connie Tramm Hunt for a private webinar for hunter and hunter/jumping seat equitation judges. Clinicians will discuss managing multiple open cards, officiating classes with 5 to 50 entries, the California split, Derby cards, and medal classes.

If you are a judge and would like to view this archived event, please email loeducation@ushja.org for link access.

May 25, 2020

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