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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
On this podcast, we get some more information on the 2016 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) 5-year-old Champions of both coasts. Woodford Reserve, An Irish Sport Horse (Tinarana's Inspector x Laharn's Laughton) owned by rider Erin Kellerhouse, took top honors on the west coast, while Foreign Quality, a Dutch Warmblood owned by Marley Stone Bourke and ridden by Tim Bourke, bested the rest on the east coast.
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.