USEA Podcast

#251: Buck, Wellington, and All Things USEA

In episode #251 Nicole catches up with Buck Davidson after his great second-place finish in the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase and then brings you all of the latest USEA news with the rest of the team. 

From tornadoes, prize money, and volunteers, it's all covered!

#250: The One Where We All Meet

Welcome to the first episode of the refreshed USEA Official Podcast!

With a new feel to the USEA Official Podcast, episode #250 is hosted by Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne from EquiRatings who are joined by USEA President Max Corcoran and USEA CEO Rob Burk. Find out what we hope to achieve with the podcast, things to look forward to in 2020, and how you can get involved. Plus we have an exclusive interview with the 2019 USEA Rider of the Year Boyd Martin.

Listening to the USEA Official Podcast will give you unparalleled access behind the curtain of the USEA, into the minds of eventers just like you, and is chockful of educational opportunities. The USEA Official Podcast will feature everything from training tips with top professionals to previews of major events to interviews with adult amateurs and young riders.

We would love to hear from you about what you would like to see on the podcast - get in touch @USeventing & let us know what you think.

Thanks for listening!

New Initiatives from the USEA Foundation

In this first episode of the USEA Podcast in 2020, Jo Whitehouse joins us first to discuss some new and existing initiatives of the USEA Foundation, including the Poggio Horsemanship Study, and shares news of the silent auction that was held at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

Then, Worth the Trust Adult Amateur Scholarship winner Brandy Savarese comes on the program, introducing herself to our listeners and talking about her plans for the coming year.

The History of Eventing with Jim Wofford

Take a walk down memory lane on this final edition of the USEA Podcast for 2019 with eventing legend Jim Wofford. Wofford discusses the history of eventing and how it has evolved into the sport we know today, all the way from its first appearance at the Olympic Games in 1912 to the present.

Year End Review with EquiRatings

We are joined on the USEA Podcast this week by Diarm Byrne and Sam Watson of EquiRatings to discuss some year-end statistics for U.S. eventing. Byrne provides a background on how the company got started for those who may not be familiar with EquiRatings before diving into facts and figures about the 2019 U.S. eventing competition season. 

To complete our series of past USEA presidents, outgoing USEA president Carol Kozlowski comes on the show to reflect on the last three years she has spent at the helm.

All Aboard for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

USEA CEO Rob Burk joins us on the USEA Podcast this week to preview what’s in store for attendees at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Burk works his way through the Convention schedule, talking about the different sessions that convention-goers can attend. You can check out the full schedule including sessions for all tracks on the USEA Convention website.

Then, continuing our series of past USEA Presidents in honor of the USEA’s 60th anniversary this year, Diane Pitts comes on the show to discuss her presidency which took place from 2014 to 2016.

Making the Most of the Winter Months with Mary King

On this week’s episode of the USEA Podcast, we hear from Olympian Mary King on how best to care for your equine athlete during the winter months, whether he is taking a complete break or remaining in light work. She provides advice for different ways you can keep your horse “ticking over” without doing too much work in the ring. 

In our continuing series of past USEA Presidents in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Association, we speak with past USEA President Brian Sabo, who served from 2011 to 2013. He discusses the focuses of his presidency, including growth at the grassroots levels, the progression of the Instructors’ Certification Program, and the continued health of the USEA American Eventing Championships.

Bright Young Stars: The Young Event Horse Champions

This week on the USEA Podcast, get to know the four champions of the USEA Young Event Horse Championships. First, owner/rider Amber Levine introduces Keep Calm (Biscayo x Beauty), the Dutch Warmblood gelding that won the YEH West Coast 4-year-old Championship. Next, Allyson Hartenburg tells us about her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding Mucho Me Gusto ((Macho Uno x Ghostkeeper), the YEH West Coast 5-year-old Champion.

Then we turn to the East Coast, speaking with Courtney Cooper about the Dare to Dream Team's Excel Star Time to Shine (Luidam x Lismore Bella), the YEH East Coast 4-year-old winner. Finally, Jennie Brannigan talks about Alyssa Phillip's Mecklenburg gelding FE Celestino (Ce-Matin x Antigone), winner of the YEH East Coast 5-year-old Championship.

Prepare Your Horse for Winter with Emily and Dr. Jeff Beshear

On this week's episode of the USEA Podcast, prepare to "winterize" your horse with tips from both a rider's perspective and a veterinarian's perspective. First, five-star eventer Emily Beshear shares her tips for helping your horse adjust to the cooler temperatures. Then, her husband Dr. Jeff Beshear provides tips from a vet's point of view on how best to care for your horse as the season changes. 

Finally on this week's episode we continue our series of past USEA Presidents with Kevin Baumgardner, who shares his recollections from the time he spent at the helm of the USEA.

Babies On Parade: The Future Event Horse National Champions

This week on the USEA Podcast, hear from the owners and breeders of the four USEA Future Event Horse National Champions: Anita Antenucci, owner and breeder of the Yearling National Champion Arden Nike; Cynthia McNemar, owner and breeder of the 2-year-old National Champion Royal Casino; Ronald Zabala-Goetschel, owner and breeder of the 3-year-old National Champion Wise Lolita Linda; and Andrea Manley, owner and breeder of the 4-year-old National Champion Revel In Soul. Each owner/breeder speaks about their horse's breeding and background, how they prepared for the Future Event Horse Championships, and what the championship title means to them.