Tuesday’s building blocks laid a strong foundation for riders to grow from on the second day of the USEA Emerging Athlete (EA21) East II Clinic, held at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina. Similarly to the first day, clinician Emily Beshear explained that her goal was to give riders a variety of tools for a variety of situations—some which might solve problems today, but others that may come in handy in the future.
Emily Beshear encouraged riders to get creative and think outside the box on the flat in the first day of the USEA Emerging Athlete (EA21) East II Clinic. Twelve hand-picked participants worked with Beshear, a USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) coach, at Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina.
The final tally for the seventh annual USEA Intercollegiate Championships came down to the wire with the show jumping phase proving influential. After the very last fence was cleared, it was the small, but mighty contingent from the University of South Carolina - Aiken that came out on the top of the podium.
Chants of “War Eagle” were heard from end to end of the White Oak cross-country course as the overnight leaders and defending champions from Auburn University tore between the red and white flags Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard of the 2023 Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
Twenty-three teams from 13 colleges and universities have traveled far and wide for the seventh annual USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
Ocala, Fla.—April 22—Jay Hambly’s CCI4*-S cross-country course at the Ocala International Festival of Eventing gave the CCI4*-S a very new shape, with Sharon White coming out on top with her own Claus 63.
“He deserves it,” White said of the 11-year-old Holsteiner (Catoo x Tina II). Sourced by Dirk Schrade, “Claus” has been carefully produced up the levels by White, and today the pair are enjoying the fruits of their labor with only 2.8 time penalties added for a final result of 35.5.
Day two of the USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) regional clinic at Stable View built on the foundation laid on the flat during Monday’s lessons. Led by USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Level 4 instructor Emily Beshear, the jumping lessons shared courses between each three-member group with takeaways tailoring each to each participant’s individual needs.
Stiffness? Loss of balance? Reactivity? Emily Beshear has an exercise for that, and she unpacked many of these from her toolbox to share with twelve eager riders selected to participate in the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Program.
It was a full day of Beginner Novice cross-country as 286 horses and riders in six divisions left the start box on the Derek di Grazia-designed course to take on their second phase of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The Beginner Novice horses followed the hoofprints of the five-star horses as they galloped through the Head of the Lake and took on the complexes that make the Kentucky Horse Park courses unlike any others.
Novice competitors donned their safety vests and sported their favorite colors as the sun rose over the cross-country track Friday morning. With the first of six divisions kicking off at 8:00am, the famous head of the lake saw rider after rider through later in the afternoon. While there was some shuffling of placings, the overnight leaders from dressage in each division held onto the coveted top spot upon the conclusion of their cross-country tests.