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.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the Doug Payne Livestream Interview | June 9, 2021 | 7 p.m. CST
One of my passions is continuing to be a good student, because I think no matter how old I get, there are multiple reasons learning new things inspires me. First and foremost, it helps me be a better rider and trainer, so my horses benefit. Second, it helps me be a better teacher by exposing me to different ways to have a relationship with a horse or a student.
This month we’re going to begin a three-part series on how to create positive riding experiences by making sure the words you say to yourself and the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact on your performance. In fact, your thoughts and voice are actually considered behaviors, and just like how positive physical behaviors (i.e. a balanced transition) can create success, your verbal behaviors can also accomplish the very same thing. So let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!
Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”
THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.