Oct 05, 2020

IDCTA Announces a Live Stream Interview with Marilyn Payne

Marilyn Payne instructing at the 2019 USEA ICP Symposium. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Marilyn Payne was one of the youngest judges ever to earn a license and has gone on to hold the highest rankings for both the FEI and USEF. Payne has judged the Olympics twice — as a member of the ground jury in 2008 and the president of the ground jury in 2016. Payne led the process for writing the current USEF and FEI dressage tests, judges at events all around the world, and is an active competitor and coach, giving her a unique insight to share her tips for getting the most out of every move in your test.

On November 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CST, come join a live stream interview to uncover new insights and perspectives from the judge’s box:

  • Hear tips on making the most of every movement and which movements to focus on for better scores.

  • Discover what makes the best possible impression. A better impression will enhance your score.

  • Uncover common myths that you may have while performing in front of a judge.

  • Hear how and why certain movements that can take your dressage test to a different level.

From perfecting test movements to corrections that can save a movement score, to the dos and don’ts and ins and outs of showing, come join us for a live stream interview with Marilyn Payne. She and IDCTA Eventing VP Eric Dierks have some entertaining stories to illustrate their points. Whether you are an eventer or a dressage enthusiast, this event should be quite entertaining and educational. Click here to request directions for joining the session.

If you have a question you’d like asked, please submit them to [email protected].

This live stream is provided by the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association.

May 22, 2024 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Trish Gilbert (1941-2024)

The USEA is saddened to share the news of the passing of USEA Hall of Fame member Trish Gilbert at the age of 83. Gilbert was one of the first women to break the barriers facing women competing in the sport of eventing. She had considerable success in the early years of eventing amongst non-military competitors. Gilbert held many titles throughout her years of involvement in the sport; team selector, young rider chairman, event director, licensed eventing official, and more.

May 22, 2024 Instructors

The Importance of Foot Work for Eventing Horses

Why do some horses and riders always seem to find their balance and their feet when the unexpected happens? The answer may lie in the time-tested practice of gymnastic exercises. Every rider, every horse, at every level can benefit from the use of ground poles, cavalletti, and gymnastic exercises over small fences. This article is aimed at improving the balance and stability of both horse and rider. Improved balance and stability not only contribute to better show jumping and cross-country jumping, but are the foundations of more secure and safer riding.

May 21, 2024 Eventing News

USEA Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2025 EA21 Program

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that coach applications are now being accepted for the 2025 USEA Emerging Athlete U21 Program (EA21). One additional coach will be selected and hired for a three-year term for the EA21 program, teaching one two-day summertime regional clinic annually throughout the term.

May 21, 2024 Eventing News

Now On Course: Laury Marshall and Finley Have Learned The Sport Together

Sometimes, a kind word is all it takes to make someone’s day, says Laury Marshall. Marshall and Finley, her 17-hand Thoroughbred mare, had just finished their dressage test at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds. They’d performed solidly, good for a 36.4 and middle-of-the-pack standing in the Beginner Novice Rider championship division at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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