This week we preview two huge upcoming events. First, Event Organizer Sarah Broussard introduces The Event at Rebecca Farm (July 20-24, Kalispell, MT) and Diane Snow and Vicki Howard-Fine preview The North American Junior and Young Rider Championship (NAJYRC, July 28-31, Colorado Horse Park)
Today we welcome German National Eventing Coach, Chris Bartle, onto the podcast. He fills us in on the basics of his teaching philosophy, the potential Olympic German lineup and his involvement in team selection.
This week on the Podcast, Chef d'Equipe David O'Connor and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris join us to talk about the process of Olympic team selection including who picks the team and what factors are most influential. The 2016 Olympic Eventing Team was selected last week and consists of Phillip Dutton, Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin and Clark Montgomery.
2016 Rio Olympic Preview: USEF Director of Sport Programs Will Connell and Technical Delegate Alec Lochore
This week we continue to preview this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Alec Lochore joins us first. He was the Manager of Equestrian Events at the 2012 London Olympics, and will be the Technical Delegate for the 2016 Games. Will Connell, USEF Director of Sport Programs, also joins us to give us the details on planning and executing successful transport of the teams for this major competition.
2016 Rio Olympic Preview: Cross-Country Course Designer Pierre Michelet and Builders Tyson Rementer and Levi Ryckewaert
In this special podcast, we begin our previews of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Cross-Country Course Designer Pierre Michelet joins us to give a few sneak previews of what we can expect from the Summer Games. Michelet is a world-renown course designer having done such events as the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, and the CCI4* at Pau .
This week on the podcast, we focus on the safety protocols and procedures within the USEA. Safety Commitee Chair Carol Kozloski and Cross-Country Fence Construction/Course Design Safety Task Force Chair Jonathan Holling join us to clarify the role of these safety bodies within our Association, as well as to discuss their role in sport safety. We also welcome Dr. Suzanne Smith of the University of Kentucky on the podcast to explain her plan of research for the USEA Collapsible Fence Study.
The University of Georgia won the Intercollegiate Championship last weekend at the Virginia Horse Trials. The winning team, consisting of Devon Olivier, Emily Cox, Kaitlyn Ruff and Emily Cardin, joins us on the show to introduce their horses, and reflect on their accomplishments.
This week on the Podcast, we discuss the Future Event Horse (FEH) west coast free jumping clinic which took place last weekend at Dragonfire Farm. Clinician and young horse expert Robin Walker joins us along with Dragonfire Farm owner Jen McFall to give us a glimpse into the mechanics of free jumping young horses.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) CEO Rob Burk and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris speak on the tragic death of British rider Philippa Humphreys. Philippa, 33, of Rockford, Mich. and her own 13-year-old KWPN/Thoroughbred gelding, Rich N Famous, had a fall while competing in the CCI*** cross-country at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Philippa’s long-time student Liz Lund also joins us on the show and shares many special memories of Philippa, an amazing horsewoman, trainer, mother and friend.