Join Eric Dierks in a Livestream interview with Doug Payne.
Doug might be best known in the discipline of eventing as a member of the 2019 Pan American Games Eventing Gold Medal Team, where he also placed 4th individually. He has countless wins and top placings at all levels including a reserve national championship at the Kentucky CCI-5 Star.
In the hunter and jumper disciplines, he has multiple top placings at all levels from national to FEI, including a $100,000 Hits Grand Prix victory as well as numerous top placings in national hunter derbies. In dressage, he has had success through FEI Intermediaire I and has his USDF Silver Medal.
He has been profiled in and contributed to several national publications. Along with Jim Wofford, Doug produced the acclaimed ‘the Rider’s Eye’ instructional DVD. In 2014 he published ‘The Problem Horse Repair Manual’. The book has received critical acclaim and a 5-star rating from Amazon.
Officially Doug held USEF Judge, Technical Delegate, and USEA ICP certifications for 10 years before relinquishing due to his extensive competition schedule. Doug was also a graduate ‘A’ pony clubber from Somerset Hills Pony Club.
Outside of horses Doug holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and is an instrument-rated Pilot.
More information about Doug can be found here.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Gina, owned by Corwin Sport Horses, LLC, is the likely recipient of the 2023 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. prize. Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) is a 7-year-old Hanoverian mare ridden by Chris Talley and was bred by Hartwig Von Holten in Germany.
At the August USEA Board of Governors meeting, a proposition was brought forth to officially recognize what is commonly referred to as “Starter level” as a USEA division. For many years now, Starter level has been offered as a test at USEA approved events. The decision to recognize the level officially would allow those competing in Starter level divisions to receive recognition on the USEA Leaderboards and to compete at the Starter level at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) in the future. The motion was approved to recognize this level, and the USEA staff have been hard at work preparing all of the rules, guidelines, and standards that will go along with this level’s recognition for the 2024 season.
Karma is developing into one of the fastest and most-reliable cross-country horses in the West. The 9-year-old bay Oldenburg mare and James Alliston won their third-straight blue ribbon together at either the four-star or Advanced level in the CCI4*-S at the Twin Rivers Fall International in Paso Robles, California, with the only double-clear cross-country round on Saturday.