USEA Podcast

#266: Team Talk #2

Ahead of the Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge this weekend, Nicole Brown finds out more about this exciting competition and the development programs with Erik Duvander and Leslie Law. Plus, Ariel Grald is on the show this week, giving us an insight into what it is like as a rider to compete in the Futures Team Challenge as well as telling us more about her top horse, Leamore Master Plan.

#265: Down the Centerline

Nicole Brown is joined by top judge and trainer Marilyn Payne as well as Irish international eventer Sam Watson to talk all things dressage and how you can up your game in the first phase.  

#264: Great Meadow International Preview

Nicole, Max, and Rob are joined by double Great Meadow winner Jennie Brannigan to take a look at this year's edition of the Mars Great Meadow International. 

#263: Producing a Young Horse with Lauren Nicholson & Max Corcoran

Nicole Brown goes behind the scenes to get some top tips on giving young horses an excellent start to their Eventing careers from Lauren Nicholson & Max Corcoran.  From starting their ridden work, teaching good habits on the ground & how to handle first trips to a competition, this show is a must listen for anyone interested in producing young horses.  

#262: #FrangibleNow

In the latest episode of the USEA Podcast, Nicole Brown talks with USEA CEO Rob Burk and Jon Holling, Chair of the Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee, to get an update on the Frangible Technology Fund and the impact that it has had on the sport so far.

If you're interested in donating to the Frangible Technology Fund, please visit

Bonus Episode: Ian Stark on Cross-Country Design

In a bonus show from the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast, Nicole Brown and Sam Watson talk to cross-country course designer Ian Stark about how you design a cross-country course, top tips for walking the course, and it's a fantastic insight into one of the greatest designers (and horsemen) in eventing.

You can listen to more episodes of the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast by clicking here.

#261: Planning Your Season

The 2020 show season has looked a bit different than any of us anticipated, and for many people season-planning was placed on hold. In an episode that was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne welcome international five-star eventer Will Coleman and British high performance veterinarian Spike "The Vet" Milligan to the show to discuss some of the considerations for planning your season from each of their unique perspectives. While season-planning for many is taking place later than expected, these tips and tricks can be helpful for planning your season, no matter the time of year.

#260: Team Talk

Nicole Brown is joined by USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry for an update on U.S. High Performance - the first of a regular segment which will follow the U.S. Eventing team's journey on the road to Tokyo 2021.

Bonus Episode: EquiRatings Eventing Podcast ‘The Hold Box Fitness Special’

As a special bonus show we're sharing with you an episode of the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast that was released a few months ago. This episode of 'The Hold Box' is focused on fitness, the how and the why of getting your horses fit.

With the eventing season back up and running it is the perfect listen to help make sure you're fully prepared.


#259: Sinead Maynard’s Recipe for a Successful Return to Competition

With competitions returning across the U.S in the coming weeks, Sinead Halpin Maynard offers up some top tips for a successful return to competition. From your cross-country schools, working on fitness, gaining confidence, and some great ways to sneak ahead of your competitors, this is a must-listen for anyone who is looking forward to getting back out there.

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