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.

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Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

Jan 30, 2023

USEF New Phone and Fax Number

The USEF's main phone number and fax number have changed. We wanted to notify you so you continue to get the support you need.

Jan 30, 2023 Instructors

USEA Podcast #327: All About the Eventing Coaches Program

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!

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