Cesar Hirsch, the Sports Advisor for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, joins us on the show this week to discuss some of the logistics for the games, including the venue and infrastructure, how many horses will be traveling to Peru, and the organizational structure and volunteers for the games.
Then, Loris Henry comes on the show to continue our series with past USEA Presidents in honor of the 60th anniversary of the USEA. Having served as President from 1999 to 2001, Henry talks about the changes that took place during her presidency, including the switch from the name combined training to the name eventing and the challenges that arose during that transition. She also discusses the greatest successes that came out of the time she served as President.
On this episode of the Equiratings Eventing Podcast, show host Nicole Brown talks to Pan American Games gold medalist and U.S. team stalwart Boyd Martin about his career to date, highs and lows, and coming back from injury.
On Monday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, USEF will host a member webinar providing updates on the impacts of the case of EHV-1 (neurological) reported in Ocala, Florida. This case is similar in nature, but unrelated to the neurological strain of EHV-1 impacting Valencia (ESP) and other European countries.
As competitors rise through the levels, they often see the costs associated with competition rise and, unfortunately for most organizers, this can’t be avoided. With fewer competitors requiring more jumps, officials, footing management, etc., the expenses for running higher levels – especially FEI – are greater than lower levels.
Our sport is going to present you with many amazing opportunities, and some equally amazing challenges. While you’re sure to enjoy the opportunities, it sometimes takes a little more effort to enjoy the challenges. Contrary to the common misconception (from non-equestrians) that our sport is easy, it’s actually one of the hardest and most demanding sports of all!