It has happened to all of us – you’re trotting into the arena and aren’t sure which way to turn at C, or you’re cantering around the corner in show jumping unsure of which fence is next. For riders with multiple horses, it can be even more difficult to remember what test to perform or which fence to head to on course.
How competitive have your Intermediate results been? What is a good final score? What is a good dressage score? How are the top placers scoring? As we continue this series on the USEA levels, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Intermediate game.
“You learn from everybody. You can take something in from each trainer, from every ride on every different horse. That’s the interesting experience of it.” Five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic silver medalist Anne Kursinski is committed to giving back to equestrian sport. With enthusiasm and a dedication to the betterment of the sport through rider education, Kursinski shares her experiences with riders of all levels, backgrounds, and disciplines with the goal of improved communication between riders and their horses.
Two of our favorite United States Eventing Olympians share the untold moments of impact in their lives and careers with horses. Brought to you by American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the “Stories in Stride” podcast explores how these greats—and others—bridled their unique talents to thrive in the equestrian world.
On this week's USEA Podcast, Nicole Brown has a very special guest on the show with her. Brooke USA Board of Directors member Jim Wolf joins us on the show to talk about the important work that Brooke USA is doing to promote animal welfare in the poorest areas of the world.
For years, eventing in the United States had six distinct recognized levels: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced. The divide between Training and Preliminary is generally recognized as the step from the lower levels to the upper levels. This level upgrade introduced many new challenges including fence height, fence width, faster speed, and increased complexities in all three phases.
For any of you that do not know Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin, they share the quintessential horse-and-rider relationship that everyone wants. Thieriot Stutes has owned Chatwin since he was a young horse and has brought him along to the top level of the sport herself, which is no small feat considering she also has two young boys and two thriving businesses. Chatwin is part of the family, not your typical five-star horse that is in a rigorous program with a professional and 15 other horses.
When you’re struggling to find your way out of a bad mood (insert frustration, disappointment, doubt, etc. here), it would be great if you could find a quick and easy trick – and an athletic anthem might just be one of those tricks!
I left the dressage arena laughing. My horse had just done his very best screaming giraffe impression to earn himself a less-than-sufficient 47 percent. I could have been upset, but I’d have a chance to try again later in the day. That’s the beauty of schooling shows, after all.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has come forward to support Brooke USA. The announcement was made by the USEA’s President, Max Corcoran. The USEA’s mission is to advance the sport of eventing through the education of riders, trainers, officials, and organizers, with the health and well-being of the horse of paramount importance.
The state of California has experienced a record-breaking year this year with over 8,100 wildfires that have burned over 3.7 million acres. Red Flag Warnings remain in place over much of Northern California and as of September 29, there are 27 major active wildfires. During the windy conditions experienced on September 28, the Glass Fire in Napa County and the Zogg Fire in Shasta County are growing rapidly.