USEA Podcast

#310: The Season So Far

USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran to look back on the highlights of the season so far. From the big five-stars to the road to Pratoni and what to look forward to this year.

 

USEA Podcast #309: The 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships Preview Show

Get your banners and mascot costumes ready, it is USEA Intercollegiate Championships week! USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with Leslie Threlkeld, Chair of the USEA Intercollegiate Committee as well as Hugh Lochore, Organizer of the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials which is the host of the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. Riders of all levels will gather in Georgia this coming weekend donning their collegiate colors to battle it out in hopes of coming home with the coveted title of champion. Hear what all you can expect from this weekend's spectacular lineup of activities on this week's episode of the USEA Official Podcast!

Bonus Episode: When Nicole Met Tamie

"I thought to myself, I have no option but to succeed." The words of one of the most inspirational and hard-working riders in eventing.

In this bonus podcast episode, USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown caught up with the US leading Lady Rider of 2021, Tamie Smith, to talk through the challenges she has faced at the start of her career, how it has shaped her as a person and her future eventing plans.

#308: All Eyes on Kentucky

USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown is joined by two special guests. First up is the newly named Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager of the U.S. Eventing Team, Bobby Costello. Bobby shares a bit about his new position which really kicks off at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event this week. Nicole then speaks with the legendary Emma Ford about some of her favorite Kentucky memories over 20 years of grooming at the April event. 

#307: How to Get Top Marks in Dressage

USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown is joined by 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships Ground Jury Member Peter Gray to discuss ways to maximize your marks in dressage at all levels of competition. Peter, who has ridden and coached at multiple Olympics, shares the key foundations of what he looks for in every test he judges including the true definition of suppleness, exercises for preparing at home, understanding how the judge is marking every movement, and so much more.

#306: The American Horse Council is the Voice for the Equine Industry

This week USEA Official Host Podcast Nicole Brown is joined by Julie Broadway, the president of the American Horse Council. The AHC is a bi-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. that covers federal legislative and regulatory issues and focuses on coalitions and education and a number of industry initiatives. It operates by consensus and is the voice for the equine industry. Learn more about how the AHC is relevant for eventers and keeping the equine industry thriving in the U.S.! 

#305: Be The Person That You Needed

This week's guest Mellisa Warden is used to tackling challenges head-on. The Intermediate level eventer had to make her equestrian dreams a reality through unrelenting determination and perseverance before taking on a new task: becoming a licensed Technical Delegate. Little did Warden know that she would be facing one of her biggest obstacles to date after a freak accident on vacation resulted in the amputation of one of her legs. Host Nicole Brown helps share Warden's life story from beginning to now and gleans some powerful words of wisdom from their conversation such as, "be the person that you needed," and "the greatest people meet you wherever you are." 

#304: Meet the Ruler of Cross-Country Reliability

USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown catches up with Ryan Wood who has been crowned the king of cross-country consistency. In 2018 Wood had 114 cross-country runs and all 114 were clear. In 2018 he was 123 clears from 126 runs, in 2020 it was 76 from 77, and last year Wood made it a perfect 77/77. One of Wood's secrets to success? "Always be progressive. I start with the basics every time I cross-country school, whether it’s an Advanced horse or a green horse, so they are never put in a situation where they are questioning me." 

#303: Eventing Power Couples Take On The Big Valentines Quiz

We are celebrating Valentine's Day with a special episode in partnership with the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast! The podcast is pitting eventing power couples from around the world against each other in The Big Valentine's Quiz. Who will win? Doug and Jessica Payne from the U.S. and Canada, Jesse and Georgie Campbell from New Zealand and the UK, or Giovanni Ugolotti and Kathryn Robinson from Italy and Canada? Listen to hear their love stories, try to answer questions about their partner, and test their eventing trivia. 

#302: The Gang’s All Here

Nicole Brown catches up with Max Corcoran, Diarm Byrne, and Rob Burke for the first time in 2022 to talk about safety, the upcoming ICP Symposium, the 2022 five-star season and so much more in this week's episode of the USEA podcast. 

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