Occasionally I get some really good news sent to me very anonymously, sometimes it isn’t so good, but this one is. For many years the USEF has been a leader in the introduction of Frangible Devices in the sport of Eventing. They are one of the few Federations to require Frangible Devices on certain types of fences and also one of a very few that actually subsidize the cost of using the devices.
Until now the USEF has only funded the British developed Frangible Pin. But a little birdy tells me this is all about to change. As of very soon, the USEF will broadly support “Frangible Devices” and will subsidise the cost of the Mim NewEra System and I believe the Prolog, (while the Mim is a definite, I am not 100% sure on the Prolog).
I honestly believe that the Mim system is the best available product on the market today. This is great news for US Eventing and I hope that the leadership shown by the USEF will be adopted by of other Federations including my own which lags behind in this area.
This change for the USEF will be reflected in changes to the design rules in the US that mandate the use of Frangible Pins on certain fences to more broadly Approved Frangible Devices.
Congratulations to the USEF for being world leaders in this area, as I understand it the push for this change came from the very top.
Lets hope we see more of this.