Tune in this week to hear from some of the winners from the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena® Feeds!
Winners of the 2018 USEA AEC Junior/Young Rider Open Preliminary division Madelyn Floyd and Clementine (Carrico x La Belle), her own 9-year-old Hanoverian mare, join us first to talk about the journey they have taken together to reach this level, how their partnership got started and how it has developed over time. Madelyn also shares how they prepared to compete at the AEC and their plans for the remainder of the season.
Erin Contino and her own Handsome Ransom (Desert Warrior x St. Casmir’s Secret), a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, were the winners of the 2018 USEA AEC Novice Amateur Championship. Contino talks about how her weekend went with Handsome Ransom, what she took away from the experience of competing at the Championships and the strong season the pair have had, and what she plans to do next with her young mount.
Tamie Smith and Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramira), Alexandra and Ellen Ahearn and Eric Markell’s 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, took home the top prize in the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final after a three-year hiatus from the level. Smith discusses Mai Baum’s comeback after the injury he sustained, how he felt during the competition, what it has been like to have him back competing at the highest level of the sport, and what’s coming up next for Mai Baum.
Finally, Phoebe Manders, owner of RF Scandalous, joins us on the program to complete our FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Preview series. Manders talks about her relationship with Kitty and what it’s like to be the owner of a team horse. She shares with us how she became involved in eventing horse ownership and what she most enjoys about being involved in the sport.
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.
While Great Britain has a strong lead in the team competition at Tokyo 2020 after the second session of dressage, the USA has climbed up two places to ninth courtesy of Phillip Dutton’s score of 30.5 on Z.
The world number one Oliver Townend has put Great Britain in gold medal position after the first of three sessions of dressage at the Tokyo Olympics.
Second into the arena, Townend delivered an extremely accurate performance and did not waste a mark on the flea-bitten grey 14-year-old Ballaghmor Class to score 23.6 - the fifth-best mark by a British rider at an Olympics, according to EquiRatings.
It’s the turn of the world’s best eventing athletes to stand under the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games spotlight over the next few days as all but one of the horses presented at this morning’s horse inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian Park were confirmed for action by the Ground Jury.