USEA podcast host Nicole Brown calls this "one of my favorite shows of the entire season" because "it's the time of year that so many of us wish we could go back to college days." That's right, it's the week of the Intercollegiate Eventing Championship! The panel of Leslie Threlkeld (co-chair of the Intercollegiate Committee), Stephanie James Counts (a new committee member and coach for the Auburn University team), and Hannah Warner (president of the University of Kentucky team) get you ready for the big event taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on May 26-28.
USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by Frankie Thieriot Stutes to look back on an incredible week at Land Rover Kentucky. From the magic moments of Tamie Smith's win, the eye-catching performances, and how the numbers stacked up, let's relive the best weekend all year!
In preparation for the highly anticipated Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event which gets underway this week, USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown has a quick chat with last year's USEF National Five-Star Champion and Kentucky third-place finisher Doug Payne. Payne shares about his earliest Kentucky memories, the prep work leading up to the competition this year, and how he is going to balance his very busy schedule with a horse in the CCI5*-L and CCI4*-S, as well as a horse in the CSI3* Grand Prix that runs alongside the eventing competition.
USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown and Tony Sandoval from Coach Sando Training talk about how riders can make their own conditioning, in addition to their horses, a priority. From "proper core engagement" to "box breathing," the tips and techniques they discuss will improve your time in the saddle and beyond. "Movement is medicine," Sandoval said. "It will do a lot of the things needed to keep you healthy without taking so many pills or all the things that are quick fixes. Movement is difficult. It's difficult to get into your daily practice, but once you do, it is enough medicine that you need to be able to do what you enjoy longer."
USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown catches up with USEF Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d'Equipe and USEF Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator Max Corcoran to talk about building towards the future and what is to come for U.S. eventing in 2023 and beyond.
Looking to switch up your horse's nutrition program for the 2023 eventing season? Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D., chats with USEA podcast host Nicole Brown about all things nutrition related. From determining the appropriate amount of feed to which feed sources are best for your horse, get a crash course in equine nutrition in this week's edition of the USEA podcast!
USEA podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by USEA CEO Rob Burk and, for the first time ever, new USEA President Lou Leslie to take a look at what is to come in the 2023 eventing season! Get to know Lou a bit better, hear the trio's predictions on who will top the five-star rankings this year, and get the scoop on what horse or riders you should keep on your radar as the year goes on!
One of 2022's most popular podcast episodes is back for the 2023 season: the USEA's Big Valentine's Quiz! This year, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown is joined by Gemma (née Tattersall) and Gary Stevens and Caroline (née Martin) and Deniz Pamukcu for the ultimate showdown of eventing and general trivia. Get ready for a good laugh and a light-hearted listen this week as we learn a little bit more about these eventing power couples!
Have you heard of the USEA's Emerging Athlete U21 (EA21) program? The EA21 program officially kicked off in the summer of 2022 with the five Regional Clinics that took place across the country, followed by a National Camp shortly after the start of the new year in Ocala, Florida. USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown sits down with EA21 Director of Coaching David O'Connor and EA21 Regional Coach Shannon Lilley to talk about this influential new program, how the Regional Clinics and National Camp were structured, and how they whittled down the field to 19 top young riders who would be invited to attend the first-ever National Camp.
With the recent wrap-up of the 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium in Ocala, Florida, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with ECP Faculty Members Jennifer Howlett Rousseau and Robin Walker about all things related to the ECP. From the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels to the benefits of pursuing certification, selecting the best coach for you, recapping this year's Symposium, and more - this week's USEA podcast is the perfect educational tool for coaches and riders alike!
What does the year hold in store for Tamie Smith? Is there a trip abroad on her radar? What is Mai Baum's backstory and what will he be aiming for this season? Tamie Smith answers all of your burning questions in a Q&A session with USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown in this week's episode!