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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Jan 23, 2022 Area Resources

Meet the USEA Areas: Area I

Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.

Jan 22, 2022 Instructors

A Treasure Trove of Information: Get Another Sneak Peek at the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.

Jan 21, 2022 Young Event Horse

Get Your Young Event Horses Ready: 2022 YEH Calendar and YEH Rule Change Updates Announced

The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.

Jan 20, 2022 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: January 22-23

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

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