On this week’s episode of the USEA Podcast, we hear from Olympian Mary King on how best to care for your equine athlete during the winter months, whether he is taking a complete break or remaining in light work. She provides advice for different ways you can keep your horse “ticking over” without doing too much work in the ring.
In our continuing series of past USEA Presidents in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Association, we speak with past USEA President Brian Sabo, who served from 2011 to 2013. He discusses the focuses of his presidency, including growth at the grassroots levels, the progression of the Instructors’ Certification Program, and the continued health of the USEA American Eventing Championships.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.