Lauren Kieffer and Buck Davidson, winners of the Devoucoux Lady Rider of the Year and World Equestrian Brands Rider of the Year respectively, share their reaction to winning the titles this year and offer a preview of their plans for 2014. Lauren also presents this week's Training Tip. You can find the full list of rankings on the website here.
Jo Whitehouse, CEO, reviews this year's Annual Meeting & Convention, which was held in Area V at Dallas Fort Worth from December 3-7th, and Doug Payne has our Training Tip of the Week.
As Jonathan Holling ends his tenure on the USEA Board this week, he reflects on his experiences as a Board member and Chair of the Professional Horseman's Council. Bea di Grazia offers this week's training tip on lunging.
Chris Bartle, a former British eventing and dressage team member and now the German Three Day Event Team National Coach, shares his philosophy for coaching the modern sport and what we can expect from him at the ICP Symposiums this winter. Tammy Smith from Area VI offers this week's training tip. This podcast is available for download from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.
Jennifer & Earl McFall from Area VI have had a memorable year with Jennifer completing the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and Earl producing the West Coast Future Event Horse Champion. Their 11 year old daughter Taylor has also made the news after raising money in different ways to buy her own pony. This podcast is also available for download as a free subscription from the iTunes store to your Smartphone Podcast App.
Jo Whitehouse tells us what to expect at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention, which takes place at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX, December 3-7th, and Doug Payne offers a jumping exercise as part of our series onTraining Tips.
Galway Downs CCI3* Champion Barbara Crabo and Everready II from Area X, the West Coast Young Event Horse 4 and 5 Year Old Champions from Area VI; Amber Levine's Otter Pop and Tamra Smith with Judith McSwain's Fleeceworks Royal tell their stories and what their wins mean to them. Visit the website for the report of the YEH Championships, photos and full results here.
Doug Payne from Area II, who has recently moved to a new training barn in North Carolina, offers some helpful advice on starting your own business.
Melissa Hunsberger from Lovettsville, VA rode Dawn Erdman's Warmblood/TB gelding Rule of Thumb to win the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 4-year-old Championship and William Coleman from Gordonsville, VA won the 5-year-old Championship riding the former French racehorse Vagabon de Champdoux. For a full report and photos plus complete results please visit the website here.
William Micklem, who is one of the judges at the Young Event Horse Championships taking place this week at the Fair Hill International Horse Trials, explains what he looks for in young horses. Click here for the list of entries and ride times.