Two of our favorite United States Eventing Olympians share the untold moments of impact in their lives and careers with horses. Brought to you by American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the “Stories in Stride” podcast explores how these greats—and others—bridled their unique talents to thrive in the equestrian world.
Hear their most impactful memories as well as words of wisdom in their invigorating interviews.
In O’Connor’s episode, you’ll hear him talk about his informative riding trip across America with his mother at age 11, his incredible Olympic mounts, and his time as USEF President.
“Put yourself around the best people you can find... and just be around them. Usually, if you’re annoying enough, they give you a job.” - David O’Connor, two-time Olympian and former USEF President
Martin shares his equestrian upbringing in Australia, his move to America, the harrowing rescue of his horse from a burning barn, and how the equestrian community has shaped his family and life in his episode.
“The [best] advice you receive isn’t spoken. It’s learnt behavior from watching... [it’s] how [winners] handle themselves once the competition is over.” - Boyd Martin, two-time Olympian and international five-star rider
Become inspired. Listen to the full episodes now. Stream “Stories in Stride” wherever you get your podcasts.
As they hiked through the Galway Irish countryside, Shelley Bridges and John Whelpley soon found themselves amid a herd of curious Irish Draught mares grazing calmly around them. Bridges, an endurance rider extraordinaire with a well-known, educated eye for all things horse, noticed one of the mares in particular and said, “What about that one?” and our unlikely story began.
With the holiday spirit in full swing and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the 2024 eventing season. From paperwork to packing, there’s quite a bit to do before you’re ready to get out there and enjoy the season with your horse. Check out these tips from the team at STRIDER, and get your 2024 season kicked off in the most organized way possible.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the Eventing Pathway Program Lists for 2024, including the Elite, Pre-Elite, Development, and Emerging Programs. In addition to these Eventing Pathway Program updates, several opportunities will be available in 2024 for both Program and non-Program athletes.
The United States Eventing Associations’ (USEA) Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) is pleased to announce the dates and location of the upcoming 2024 ECP Symposium. The annual ECP Symposium, which is held in the southeast to accommodate the migration of eventers for the winter season, will be hosted at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida, on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2024. This three-day immersive educational experience is recommended for anyone who is interested in learning more about eventing coaching, including current coaches, riders, parents, owners or avid supporters. Click here to download the registration form today!