Professionals

Feb 06, 2019

VIDEO: USEF High Performance Open Forum

In the USEF High Performance Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander revealed the 2019 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Strategic Plan.

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Oct 14, 2018 Professionals

The Professional Horseman’s Council Puts the Horse First

The Professional Horseman's Council (PHC) is composed of active members of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) who are professionals in all aspects of the sport of eventing. The purpose of the Council is to facilitate communications between the professionals and the eventing community, including the governing body, officials, organizers and competitors and to assist in the further development, growth, and safety of our sport.

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Apr 01, 2018 Safety

A Letter From PHC Chair Matt Brown

As the incoming chair of the Professional Horseman’s Council, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the Council and talk about what some of our goals are for the upcoming season.

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Feb 20, 2018 Professionals

Moving Your Business South for the Winter with Dani Sussman

Last month, John Michael Durr shared some pros and cons for those contemplating a migration south for the winter. Making the decision to head to Florida or South Carolina is exciting, and a big move for any sized business. It also triggers about a thousand other smaller decisions that need to be made. Will you take all of your horses, or leave some behind?

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Feb 18, 2018 Professionals

Now On Course: From Switzerland to the States for Felix Vogg

There is a new face on the Florida event scene this winter – 27-year-old Swiss eventer, Felix Vogg, who is based in Radolfzell, Germany – just north of the German-Swiss border. Vogg is no stranger to international eventing having competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2014 World Equestrian Games, and multiple European Championships, but Rocking Horse Winter II in Ocala, Florida was his first foray into U.S. eventing.

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Jan 16, 2018 Professionals

Wintering In Florida with John Michael and Kimmy Durr

As I write this article my weather app lists the current temperature at 5 degrees Fahrenheit. My Facebook newsfeed is inundated with photos of horses munching on their bran mash and tucked into the heaviest blankets their owners have on hand. Snow and ice have schools shutdown, and riding without an indoor, preferably a heated one? Probably not going to happen.

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Apr 17, 2014 Professionals

USEA Professional Horseman’s Council Presents: The Event College at Rolex Kentucky

The USEA is excited to announce that The Event College at Rolex Kentucky, presented by the Professional Horseman’s Council, will be taking place at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (Lexington, Ky.) next week.

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Mar 17, 2010 Professionals

"No Time for a Repeat" - from the USEA Professional Horseman's Council

Last year was a great year for eventing in the United States. As we came into 2010 it was easy to breathe a collective sigh of relief that perhaps we had overcome the unbelievably horrible rash of accidents that plagued our sport. The Professional Horseman’s Council is deeply concerned about the recent series of falls at several high profile events this spring. It is imperative that we both as individuals and an organization do not sit back and wait for bad things to happen to us. We must remain proactive in our dealings with these accidents.

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Feb 12, 2010 Professionals

What is the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council – and Why is it Important?

Who are the members of the Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC), and what does it do? Our varying professions within eventing were put together to collectively bring the sport to a better place through our unique perspectives. It all sounds great on the surface, but as an organizer I confess I was a bit skeptical that the other members of the PHC wouldn’t appreciate the point of view that I thought only an organizer would understand.

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Feb 23, 2009 Professionals

Bobby Costello Weighs In On Hot Topics in Eventing - Red Hills, the Economy, & Rule Changes

Thank you for taking the time to read what will become a regular update by members of the Professional Horseman’s Council. The PHC is a group of professionals within the sport of three-day eventing. This group is not just riders, but also organizers, grooms, and many other people who derive at least a part of their income from horses.

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Feb 10, 2009 Professionals

Horsemanship & the Long vs. Short Format

Thank you for taking the time to read what will become a regular update by members of the Professional Horseman’s Council. The PHC is a group of professionals within the sport of three-day eventing. This group is not just riders, but also organizers, grooms, and many other people who derive at least a part of their income from horses.

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