In our series of previews with coaches for the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships that takes place in the Kentucky Horse Park from July 14-19th, we hear from Area III Coach Leslie Law, and for the Pan American Games in Toronto from July 17-19th, Sir Mark Todd tells us what he is hoping for with the Brazilian team.
Sinead Halpin, Coach of Area II Team talks about their preparation for the FEI/Adequan North American & Junior Young Rider Championships which take place in the Kentucky Horse Park, July 14-17, 2015. Peter Gray, Guatemalan Team Coach discusses his team's prospects for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 10-26th. Janis Linnan, Chair of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee explains the work of the committee and the USEA Preceptor Program for Licensed Officials.
We begin our series of previews of this summer's Pan American Games and Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships with Canadian Coach Clayton Fredericks and Area I Coach Mikki Kuchta.
Robin Walker talks about the introduction of jumping to the Future Event Horse Program and Samantha Allan has information on the next Future Event Horse Clinic she will be judging with Robin in Area II. Plus Debbie Adams shares her views on the importance of the gallop in the Young Event Horse.
In our first preview of this year's Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, Buck Davidson reflects on his win in 2014 and how the AEC's fit into his calendar. He also has advice on shipping horses long distances. Rob Burk COO, talks about plans for this year's event which takes place in the Texas Rose Horse Park, Tyler, TX September 24-27th. For more information visit: http://useventing.com/aec/.
Libby Head from Area III shares her experiences of Intercollegiate Eventing at the University of Georgia and what could be done to advance the sport on campus, and Jennifer Hardwick, USEA Membership Director, explains Intercollegiate Membership and plans to develop the program.
Katherine Cooper, a member of the USEA Board of Governors, and Chair of the USEA Equine Medical Research Committee talks about the USEA grant funding and the projects that were funded through the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. Carey Williams, Equine Extension Specialist at Rutgers, the State University explains the findings from research on equine nutrition in the event horse that was carried out over two years.
Christine Turner and Tim Holekamp explain the Holekamp/Turner Young Event Horse Lion d'Angers Prize and Grant, Rob Burk talks about the USEA qualifications for the grant, Debbie Adams offers some advice on what to look for in a young event horse prospect, and Cheryl and Tim Holekamp reflect on the career of Athens Olympic Team Bronze Medalist Windfall II who was retired this spring.
Elisa Wallace from Area III made her debut at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Presented by Landrover April 23-26, riding Jill & David Hopcroft's Simply Priceless finishing 17th. Colleen Rutledge from Area II returned with her long-time partner Shiraz while introducing her home-bred Covert Rights to his first four star where they finished 14th and 11th respectively. For the full results click here.