Katy Groesbeck from Area VI is a recipient of the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grant which are designed to assist and to encourage the development of event riders at the highest level of the sport. These grants are awarded to offset some of the travel and training expenses in the pursuit of achieving the qualities of an international rider.
Multi-Olympian Karen O'Connor has been appointed the new coach of the Mexican Eventing Team and will assume the role immediately.
Diane Pitts has taken over the reins as the association's new President and reflects on this year's Annual Meeting & Convention. Diane also shares her story of how she got involved in the sport and her journey to the top job as well as the issues facing the association.
Marilyn Payne explains where the Future and Young Event Horse programs currently stand in their development, and what their immediate goals are as she prepares for the Forums, which will be held at the 2013 Annual Meeting.
Jack Leary (VA) and Andrew Temkin (CA) discuss with Chris Stafford why it's important to become a Licensed Official and the process and well as the rewards of giving back to the sport.
Marilyn Little won the Breda CIC2* in The Netherlands this weekend riding Team Tabasco's 13 year old Trakhener gelding RF Tabasco (Heraldik xx - Titania III x Heling) by finishing on their dressage score of 38.8. Recently purchased by Suzanne Lacy, Betsy Smith, Maggi Buterbaugh and Kate Conover from Germany's Ingrid Klimke, RF Tabasco was coming off a third place finish at the Blair Castle CCI2* and has already established a winning partnership with Little.
Marilyn Little sustained an injury when a young horse fell during a weekend jump school session on April 21st in Ocala, Florida. Following a series of tests, an overnight stay in Ocala Regional Hospital, and a subsequent consultation with specialists at The Orthopedic Institute at Gainesville, she has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 separation of her right shoulder.
Ireland's Sam Watson reflects on his father John's influence and his own study of the sport. The soon-to-be father also reviews the season ahead and shares his enthusiasm for writing. Sam is the Eventing magazine's diarist for 2013. You can comment on this episode at http://usea.podbean.com.
U.S. Multi Olympian, Karen O'Connor is still recovering from a serious riding accident that resulted in a broken back which has sidelined her for the spring eventing season. Her team of horses are currently being ridden by Lauren Kieffer and Marilyn Little to keep them fit for competition. The 11 year old Dutch Warmblood mare Veronica owned by Team Rebecca LLC is now ridden by her new regular partner Kieffer and the partnership began the season this weekend with a second place finish in the Ocala Horse Trials Open Preliminary.
Chris Stafford has interviewed USEA Board of Governor member, and CCI4* eventer Jonathan Holling about his long term as Chairman of the USEA Professional Horseman's Council and reviews what he feels has been achieved during his tenure and what the PHC will be focused on in the future.