This week on the USEA Podcast, get to know the four champions of the USEA Young Event Horse Championships. First, owner/rider Amber Levine introduces Keep Calm (Biscayo x Beauty), the Dutch Warmblood gelding that won the YEH West Coast 4-year-old Championship. Next, Allyson Hartenburg tells us about her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding Mucho Me Gusto ((Macho Uno x Ghostkeeper), the YEH West Coast 5-year-old Champion.
Then we turn to the East Coast, speaking with Courtney Cooper about the Dare to Dream Team's Excel Star Time to Shine (Luidam x Lismore Bella), the YEH East Coast 4-year-old winner. Finally, Jennie Brannigan talks about Alyssa Phillip's Mecklenburg gelding FE Celestino (Ce-Matin x Antigone), winner of the YEH East Coast 5-year-old Championship.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.