Jo Whitehouse, CEO, introduces the 2015 USEA Hall of Fame Inductees, and Jordan Linstedt from Area VII talks about preparations for her second Rolex; this time riding the 12 year old Hanoverian gelding Revitavet Capato that she co-owns with Barbara Linstedt.
Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Course Designer Derek di Grazia discusses the changes he has made to the course for this year's event, which takes place in the Kentucky Horse Park April 23-26, 2015. And John Michael Durr from Area VI talks about how he is preparing Ruth Bley's Espirit de la Danse for their Rolex debut.
On the show this week Kelly Mahloch from Area IV describes her experience of hosting their first recognized event at Sundance Farm, Plymouth, WI and shares their enthusiasm for this year's event. USEA Chief Operating Officer Rob Burk explains how entry fees are spent with a breakdown of event expenses.
Karen Fulton who with her husband Stephen operates Full Moon Farm in Maryland talks about the various activities they host including the Pony Club and how families become involved. We also hear fromTara Shegogue who wrote an article on farriery in the modern event horses for the current issue of the magazine.
Area II YRAP Coordinator Chris Donovan explains the Young Rider Advancement Program and reports on the Cross Border Challenge at Sporting Days Horse Trials in Aiken, SC. Rolex Rookie Liz Halliday-Sharp talks about her preparation for this year's event from her new winter base in Ocala, FL, including finishing runner-up with HHS Cooley at the Red Hills CIC3*.
Stephen Bradley from Area II tells us how he managed his training program this winter having decided to stay in North Virginia, and Natalie Hollis, also from Area II, offers some alternative ideas for rider fitness that involves rolling around in the mud among other challenges!
Lisa & Brian Sabo from Area VI discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching children, their approach to engaging young people into the sport and why their Pony Club program has become so successful.
Susan Graham-White, Robin Walker and Marilyn Payne discuss the “Evaluation of the Young Event Horse Prospect” symposium that was held in Ocala, FL from February 16-18, 2015. The event was presented by the USEA in support of the Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse programs.
Lisa Borgia from Area VI who spends her winter training with Becky Holder in North Carolina, and Kylie Dermody from Area I, who is based in Ocala, FL for the winter, have both started the season on great form.
Kyle Carter talks about the Florida season; Rachele Foote explains what life for a Working Student is like in the winter in Ocala, and Shealagh Costello, USEF National Eventing Manager explains the Frangible Pin Technology Grant.