Dec 26, 2021

A Look Back on Eventing 2021: Top 10 Podcasts

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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No matter if you are cleaning a stall, making a long haul to an event, or just need something to listen to while you work- the USEA Podcast is your go-to source for entertainment and education! The USEA Podcast gets a lot of love with over 50,000 downloads. Check it out yourself by listening in to one of our top 10 podcasts of 2021 and keep your eyes peeled for a special 300th episode at the start of the new year.

10) USEA Podcast #282: Team Talk- The Kentucky Debrief

It’s a special episode of Team Talk this week as we are bringing you a Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event debrief with USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander and USEF Managing Director for Eventing Jenni Autry. The episode was recorded the Tuesday after the event, so all the action of the week was fresh in their minds.

9) USEA Podcast #279: Jumping to Success

On this week’s USEA Official Podcast host Nicole Brown is first joined by show jumping course designer extraordinaire Marc Donovan who shares insights that you don’t want to miss hearing before you ride your next show jumping course! Later in the episode, Brown catches up with USEA CEO Rob Burk to discuss the latest on the Appendix 3 rule change proposal.

8) USEA Podcast #285: Fitness To Fit In

Tony Sandoval, aka Coach Sando, joins Host Nicole Brown to take a look at how you can fit your fitness into busy competition life.

7) USEA Podcast #286: Event Prep With Max

Max Corcoran, President of the USEA and five-star event groom, joins host Nicole Brown. Talking all things from preparations & time management tips to specific top-level grooming insights. Max shares her wealth of experience with us, highlighting that knowing your horse is the most important factor when considering all elements of equine management.

6) USEA Podcast #276: Horse Fitness: Building a Base

With the season getting underway, we've got a special episode of the USEA Podcast all about fitness for you! We have two of the best in the business on the show for you this week - Irish five-star eventer Sam Watson and FEI veterinarian Tim Randle - to talk about how best to build your horse's base of fitness and how to ramp up to hit peak fitness in time for your season's competition goals.

5) Bonus Episode: Ian Stark on the Maryland 5*

Nicole is joined by Maryland 5* Course Designer Ian Stark for an exclusive look at what is in store this weekend.

4) USEA Podcast #293: Top Grooms, Top Tips #3

Emma Ford & Max Corcoran are back and ready to answer your questions. From all things clipping and trimming to products they can't live without, they are on hand to help.

3) USEA Podcast #283: Setting Up for Cross-Country Success

Nicole Brown is joined this week by Irish World Equestrian Games silver medalist Sam Watson as they discuss the road to a successful cross-country round. They cover your basic training at home before your event, what you do when you get to the event and are walking the course, warming-up, visualization, and finally how to tackle the course. This podcast is full of words of wisdom from Sam that will keep you listening to the very end so tune in now!

2) USEA Podcast #288: Team Talk - Tokyo Special

Erik Duvander and Jenni Autry are back on the show to give us an insight into Team USA's final preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. From the prep run at Great Meadow, quarantine in Aachen, and the travel plans for Tokyo this is a great insight as excitement builds.

1) USEA Podcast #290: Schooling for Cross-Country Success

Nicole is joined by Lynn Symansky to look at the best way to get the most of your cross-country schooling sessions. From what to do before you go, to planning your session and making sure you leave full of confidence this show is jam-packed full of top tips.

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Mar 26, 2023 Instructors

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks (or, The Continuing Education of an Eventer)

One of my passions is continuing to be a good student, because I think no matter how old I get, there are multiple reasons learning new things inspires me. First and foremost, it helps me be a better rider and trainer, so my horses benefit. Second, it helps me be a better teacher by exposing me to different ways to have a relationship with a horse or a student.

Mar 25, 2023 Education

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Saying is Believing

This month we’re going to begin a three-part series on how to create positive riding experiences by making sure the words you say to yourself and the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact on your performance. In fact, your thoughts and voice are actually considered behaviors, and just like how positive physical behaviors (i.e. a balanced transition) can create success, your verbal behaviors can also accomplish the very same thing. So let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!

Mar 24, 2023 Profile

Keane’s First FEI Win Propels the Veterinarian to Capital Square USEA Adult Amateur of the Year Title

Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”

Mar 23, 2023 Competitions

CDCTA Spring Horse Trials Waives Late Entry Fee Through Friday, March 24

THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.

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