USEA Podcast Channel

Two Months Until The Second Annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship

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. 

Virginia Horse Trials Omnibus Listing 

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The Who, What and When of the USEA Classic Series

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. 

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Symposium Recap: Training and Teaching Principles with Chris Ryan and Chris Burton

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.

Click below for symposium coverage: 
FEH | ICP | YEH

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West Coast Winners: Megan Traynham, Sarah Braun and Jory McKaig Open Up A Stellar Season at Galway Downs

The West Coast season is officially underway with another Galway Downs Winter Horse Trials in the books. We caught up with a few of the winners from last weekend on this podcast. Megan Traynham took home the blue ribbon in the Open Intermediate division adding no jump penalties but 3.6 time in the cross-country and 2 time penalties in the show jumping. She did this with her own Lord Lombardi a 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Lordship. Sarah Braun picked up the win the Open Preliminary (33.4) with Korin Potenza's Crowning Event, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred (Event of the Year x Homecoming Crown). Jory McKaig also ended her weekend in first place aboard her own Demanding Day (High Demand x Soul of Kindness), a 10-year-old Thoroughbred. The pair won wire-to-wire, knocking only one pole in the show jumping to end on a score of 31.9. All scores can be found here

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Modified, Classic Series and CAT: Heart of the Carolinas Has Something for Everyone

Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T. (HOTC) at Southern 8ths Farm is a destination event for riders up and down the east coast each spring. In addition to their ordinary horse trials divisions, they also boast a plethora of educational eventing opportunities. HOTC has been a long supporter of the USEA Classic Series and they are the only venue in the country to host a Beginner Novice Three-Day in addition to the Novice and Training level long format divisions. The new Modified level, a stepping stone between Training and Preliminary, will also make its Area III debut at the Chesterfield, S.C. venue. The HOTC crew pulls out all the stops to make sure their May event offers something for everyone. Listen in as landowner Brad Turley and Co-Organizers Cindy DePorter and Leslie Threlkeld share the excitement that is the Heart of the Carolinas 3-Day Event & H.T., May 3-7, 2017. 

Click here for the omnibus listing. 

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Review of the USEF Eventing 25 Training Sessions with Leslie Law, Zach Brandt and Lizzie Snow

On this podcast, we speak with Leslie Law, Zach Brandt and Lizzie Snow about last week's USEF Emerging Athletes Eventing 25 Training Sessions. Two of the 2017 emerging athletes Zach and Lizzie share their experiences and highlights throughout the session, and Emerging Athletes Coach Leslie Law outlines his strategy for this group of talented young riders.

"This a pipeline to hopefully the senior team, the goal of the day is to identify people in the program who are going to be athletes on those senior teams." - Leslie Law 

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ICP, FEH and YEH Join Forces for the Ultimate Educational Opportunity This Winter

The Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the USEA’s Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs are teaming up to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter. Historically these educational seminars are hosted separately, but they have joined forces to ease travel requirements for instructor and young horse enthusiasts. Join us in Ocala, Fla. February 20-22, 2017, for three days of learning from a variety of professionals.

Listen in for more information on what's in store, and click here for registration information

ICP Symposium Registration | Young Eventing Horse Symposium Registration

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Meet the New USEA President, Carol Kozlowski

In her first apperance on this podcast since becoming the USEA President earlier this month, Carol Kozlowski shares her highlights from the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention and her new role with the Association. 

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Ballynoe Castle RM: Highest Scoring U.S. Event Horse

In 2014, Carl and Cassie Segal's Ballynoecastle RM became the highest scoring U.S. event horse. The 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse "Reggie" (Ramiro B x Ballyvaldon Natalie) has earned over 1,600 points throughout his illustrious career which includes six CCI4* completions with rider Buck Davidson. Next year Reggie is slated to retire, but until then he will enjoy lower level competiton with his longtime groom Kathleen Murray. In this podcast, we take a look back at his amazing career. 

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2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention Preview

The 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is right around the corner! We gather December 7-11, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the Diplomat Resort and Spa for a long weekend of discussing, learning and celebrating eventing! Our Director of Member Services, Jennifer Hardwick, give us the rundown of what we can look forward to and how to register. This year's Convention is especially special because the focus is on the backbone of our sport: adult amaterus. We welcome Dawn Robbins on the podcast to give all the details. 

About The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention will take place at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. December 7-11, 2016. Rooms are filling fast, so make sure to book today! Click here for booking or use the reservation line (855) 689-2911 – and use the Group Code GUSEA.

Click here for Convention Registration Form, or sign up via Online Services.

Thank you to our amazing lineup of sponsors that make this event possible: Merck Animal Health, Standlee Hay Forage, Nutrena, Adequan, Devoucoux, Charles Owen, SmartPak, Rebecca Farm, Mountain Horse, Auburn Laboratories Inc., Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency, Eventing Training Online, Stackhouse Saddles, Point Two Air Jackets, Gallops Saddlery, Professional’s Choice, World Equestrian Brands, Bit of Britain, CWD, H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company, Jump 4 Joy, The Fork at TIEC and more!

Click here for more information on Convention

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