This week on the Podcast, we discuss the Future Event Horse (FEH) west coast free jumping clinic which took place last weekend at Dragonfire Farm. Clinician and young horse expert Robin Walker joins us along with Dragonfire Farm owner Jen McFall to give us a glimpse into the mechanics of free jumping young horses.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) CEO Rob Burk and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Managing Director of Eventing Joanie Morris speak on the tragic death of British rider Philippa Humphreys. Philippa, 33, of Rockford, Mich. and her own 13-year-old KWPN/Thoroughbred gelding, Rich N Famous, had a fall while competing in the CCI*** cross-country at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Philippa’s long-time student Liz Lund also joins us on the show and shares many special memories of Philippa, an amazing horsewoman, trainer, mother and friend.
The USEA will continue to push forward with our Collapsible Fence Study in efforts to continue to make eventing safer. You can find more information here, and you can donate here.
A fundraising page has been set up by Joanie Morris in honor of Philippa Humphreys to benefit the future college education of her daughter Millie.
Andy Bowles joins us today on the podcast along with USEA CEO Rob Burk to preview the upcoming Inaugural USEA Intercollegiate Championship, which will take place at the Virginia Horse Trials May 26-29, 2016. The Virginia Horse Center boasts hundreds of stalls, both indoor and outdoor arenas and two cross-country courses. Intercollegiate teams can look forward to exciting prizes, a first-class venue and much more! Listen to hear more.
This week on the Podcast we recap the biggest event in the United States, which took place last week, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. USEA CEO Rob Burk reflects on the event as well as Second place finisher and USEF CCI4* Champion Lauren Kieffer and third place finisher Maya Black. And finally, Chairman of Selectors for the USEF, Bobby Costello, who will play a major role in determining who will represent the U.S. this summer at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, joins us with his thoughts on this very important selection trial.