The FEI General Assembly last year approved major changes to the Olympic format for eventing, including limiting nations to a three-member team with no drop score. Tune in to hear from the current chair of the FEI Eventing Committee, Giuseppe della Chiesa, on these changes and their intended effects on Olympic participation in eventing from countries around the world. Then, listen to David O’Connor, who has begun his campaign to be elected as the next FEI Eventing Committee Chair, as he discusses his global vision for the sport of eventing and how the sport might continue to grow around the world.
This year, the 2017 FEI North American Junior and Young Adult Championships will take place at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. This week, listen in as Sarah Broussard, organizer of The Event at Rebecca Farm, and National Young Rider Coordinator Diane Snow talk about all the exciting changes taking place to bring these two events together and what both the young riders at NAJYRC and competitors at The Event at Rebecca Farm have to look forward to!
Five venues in the U.S. put in a bid to be the host of the next CCI4* competition – the second in the U.S. and only the seventh in the world. In January the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors has named a short list of host venues for a new CCI4* eventing competition beginning in the autumn of 2019. Two venues have been named to the short list for further consideration:Fair Hill and Great Meadow. Listen in to representatives from Fair Hill and Great Meadow as they share information about their respective venues as we anxiously await the decision.
Get pumped for the 2017 American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena with our AEC Preview Podcast! We check in with Event Director, Robert Kellerhouse and 2016 Champions, Ryan Wood and Doug Payne.
We catch up with Richard Jeffery who is the USEF Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor about the new program for reviewing the show jumping courses at every FEI competition in the U.S. Course Designers will be asked to submit their courses as posted to Jeffery with all technical details (distance, time allowed, etc.) within five days of the competition. Each course will be posted on the USEF Website with Jeffery's analysis along with a course evaluation completed by the Course Designer prior to the event. Also on the Podcast is course designer, Chris Barnard with his feedback on the program.
Have you heard about the new Eventing Volunteers website, app and leaderboard? Listen in as Nick Hinze walks you through the new technology, committee chair, Holly Covey talks about the program and Taylor Stotler shares her love of volunteering.
Curious about the new Modified level? The inaugural division was hosted at The Fork Horse Trials at Tryon International Equestrian Center. Listen in to get the thoughts of first- and second-place finishers Allison Springer and William Zuschlag and course designer Tremaine Cooper.
With just a hair over two months to go until the second annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship, schools up and down the east coast (and farther!) are buzzing with excitement. Held again at the Virginia Horse Trials May 25-28, Event Organizer Andy Bowles joins us on the podcast to share all the details of the championship and give us a preview of all the excitement the VHT team has planned. Listen to hear what's in store and who is coming!
Is your team planning to compete at the championship? Schools must be affiliated with the USEA. Click here to see if your school's affiliate membership is up to date.
Gretchen Butts, Chair of the USEA Classic Series Committee, joins us on the podcast to give a few updates on their efforts in growing long formats around the country. Have you every considered competing in a long format event? Have a listen to learn more.
To learn more, visit the Classic Series page on our website for competition dates and resources.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week was a whirlwind with USEA’s Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Future Event Horse Program (FEH) and Young Event Horse Program (YEH) teaming up to offer an ultimate educational symposium in Ocala, Fla. Legendary horseman Chris Ryan, who is known for sourcing some of the most successful event horses in the world like 2008 silver medalist Mckinlaigh, was the lead clinician for the FEH program, and Le Lion d’Angers champion Chris Burton was the lead clinician for the ICP and YEH groups. Both Ryan and Burton join us on the podcast today to share their philosophies and training principles that they shared this week.