This week on the podcast, we take some time to learn more about the 2016 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Champions. The leopard colored Knabstrupper, See Spot Fly, earned the West Coast Championship title. Leslie Asbe's gelding is by Colorado Skrodstrup and out of a TB mare, Djinn Chaser. On the East Coast, Beall Spring Shamrock came home with 3-year-old and overall victory. "Shamrock" is a Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Stephanie Ormston and bred by Beall Spring Farm who lead the pack from start to finish.
Managing the logistics of traveling and competing is complicated enough, but gets taken to a new level when you factor in overseas travel. Each fall, we see a small group of United States riders head to Europe to challenge themselves in a new competitive environment. Tamra Smith and Holly Payne Caravella both spent a few weeks in Europe this fall competing multiple horses, and they join us to share their experiences of traveling, competing and temporarily living overseas with their horses.
Three champions from the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover (AEC) join us to discuss their whirlwind weekend at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Cindy DePorter first discusses her win in the Master Novice Amateur division with Ana D, followed by Annabelle Kress, who won the Broadstone Junior Beginner Novice 14 and Under division with Susie Beale's adorable Batteries Not Included, and finally Ryan Wood, who was named both champion and reserve champion of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced, describes his experiences.
Phillip Dutton joins us to recount the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he won an individual bronze medal. David O'Connor also joins us to let us know what this Olympics means for Team USA.
This special podcast is dedicated to the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. Robert Kellerhouse, Shelley Page and Sharon Decker join us to talk footing, food and fun for this year's championship.
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 .