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USEA Research Team at October Horse Trial

September 23, 2016

To: All Competitors attending the 2016 Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials October 29-30, 2016

From: The USEA Research Team

The USEA is committed to advancing event horse welfare through scientific investigation. The USEA Research Team will be working at the 2016 Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials and we are seeking volunteers to participate in our project.

We are focusing our efforts on documenting how the hearts of healthy event horses respond to the cross country test. Horses with a normal heart rhythm at rest may experience an irregular heart rhythm during intense exercise. Conversely, some horses may have an irregular heart rhythm at rest that disappears during exercise.

We have designed 2 specialized devices that allow us to secure monitoring instruments to your horse so that data acquisition is maximized while not interfering with you or your horse during the cross country test. Should you decide to volunteer, we will place one of these devices on your horse at a time agreed upon with you, prior to your cross country ride. The procedure is painless and non invasive. We will also ask each participant to fill out a brief questionnaire about his/her horse’s health and competition history. All information is confidential and results will be reported as aggregate data.

We cannot acquire this information without the help of riders and their horses. To ask questions or register in advance, please contact Catherine Kohn by email before October 28 (kohn.1@osu.edu). You may also volunteer when you arrive at the event. A member of the Research Team will be on the grounds from Thursday afternoon, October 27, onwards, and competition management will be able to direct you to our location.

Thank you for considering participation in this study.

Catherine W Kohn VMD DACVIM
For the USEA Research Team

CHANGES TO SPRING CIC

September 21, 2016

Chattahoochee Hills is excited to announce that our Spring CIC***/**/* will run in conjunction with the established Horse Trials on April 7-9th 2017. We believe this date will give opportunities for both the Horse Trials divisions and Collegiate Challenge competitors to ride on a bigger stage than normal and the CIC divisions to compete and prepare themselves for up-coming CCI outings.

All Rolex bound horses looking for a final prep in April will only pay stabling and association fees, Chatt Hills will take no entry fee.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the Spring

SCHOOLING IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

September 18, 2016

September 15, 2016

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‼️ Attention collegiate riders‼️

Who is up for a fall team challenge?! We have been asked by several schools to host a collegiate challenge during our October Horse Trial. While we typically like to focus our collegiate energy on the April event, we like the idea of being in demand. We are very excited to announce that there WILL be a challenge October 29-30 this year!

We hope to not only get complete collegiate teams but also some scramble type teams as well. We look forward to seeing everyone and their school spirit!