We all strive for greatness. Regardless of your age, level or discipline; your horse and sport are just too important for you to give anything less than your best. But what happens when mistakes or missed opportunities interfere with your ability to achieve that greatness? What happens when disappointments make you mess-up or feel let-down? Well, for most riders the answer is simple. Regret.
Following his impressive performance which resulted in Team Gold and Individual Silver medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Great Britain's Tom McEwen shared some of his top tips to keep in mind when walking your cross-country courses.
The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is three months away, and this year USEA members will reunite in Area X! Every USEA member is invited to celebrate the 2021 competition season in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Dec. 9-12. The week will be packed with educational seminars, committee meetings, open forums, and the annual awards. Start planning your trip to Albuquerque!
The vast majority of riders who compete at the lower levels of eventing are amateurs and most of them have “proper” jobs. After all, horses and eventing need paying for! Often, this means these riders work at a desk and are what strength and conditioning coach Tony Sandoval refers to as “desk jockeys.”
This year, Barnstaple South invites riders to their Fall Jackpot Schooling Show Series. At each schooling show, riders have the opportunity to clinic with our dressage judge on Day One and perform your test in front of them the following day in the show. Each dressage test is videoed with judge’s commentary thanks to Richard Equine Video. Jackpot!
The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds offers a ton of additional opportunities for competitors and spectators outside of competition. One of these educational opportunities includes the daily USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Course Walks with an ICP certified instructor. Whether you are wanting additional perspective on the cross-country course you will be tackling throughout the week or you want to walk a level that you aspire to compete at one day and hear a professional's plan of attack, these daily course walks are a great opportunity to gain some additional insight on the cross-country tracks offered during this year's AEC.
Educated trainers are essential in successfully developing horses and riders to excel in the sport of three-day eventing. A program that is dedicated to exactly that, and is the only national program of its kind, is the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP).
Since 2002, ICP educates all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. ICP’s vision is to promote excellence in horse training, instructing, and coaching for the sport of eventing at all levels.
Chances are pretty high that you’ve experienced show-jitters before. Maybe it was before an important competition, a clinic with an unknown clinician, your first group lesson, or riding in front of a friend or family member for the first time. Regardless of the situation, you’ll probably agree that performance anxiety is one thing you’d rather avoid.
Do you have dreams to become a licensed eventing judge, technical delegate, cross-country course designer, or eventing show jump course designer? One of the goals of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee (ELOC) is to encourage and educate the next generation of officials. You can be part of the next generation of officials. Get involved and get licensed!
Founded in 2002, the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program provides a standard of instruction unlike any other eventing program in the U.S. Any eventer can become ICP certified and will join a group of well-known eventers including gold medal Olympians like David O’Connor, Leslie Law, and Phillip Dutton - who are all ICP certified.