"I thought to myself, I have no option but to succeed." The words of one of the most inspirational and hard-working riders in eventing.
In this bonus podcast episode, USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown caught up with the 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year Tamie Smith, to talk through the challenges she has faced at the start of her career, how it has shaped her as a person, and her future eventing plans.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown is joined by two special guests. First up is the newly named Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager of the U.S. Eventing Team, Bobby Costello. Bobby shares a bit about his new position which really kicks off at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event this week. Nicole then speaks with the legendary Emma Ford about some of her favorite Kentucky memories over 20 years of grooming at the April event.
This week's guest Mellisa Warden is used to tackling challenges head-on. The Intermediate level eventer had to make her equestrian dreams a reality through unrelenting determination and perseverance before taking on a new task: becoming a licensed Technical Delegate. Little did Warden know that she would be facing one of her biggest obstacles to date after a freak accident on vacation resulted in the amputation of one of her legs.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown catches up with Ryan Wood who has been crowned the king of cross-country consistency. In 2018 Wood had 114 cross-country runs and all 114 were clear. In 2018 he was 123 clears from 126 runs, in 2020 it was 76 from 77, and last year Wood made it a perfect 77/77.
We are celebrating Valentine's Day with a special episode in partnership with the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast! The podcast is pitting eventing power couples from around the world against each other in The Big Valentine's Quiz. Who will win? Doug and Jessica Payne from the U.S. and Canada, Jesse and Georgie Campbell from New Zealand and the UK, or Giovanni Ugolotti and Kathryn Robinson from Italy and Canada? Listen to hear their love stories, try to answer questions about their partner, and test their eventing trivia.
The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is an educational tool that was developed over the course of two years and is loaded with materials and resources targeted for all levels of eventing professionals, instructors, and coaches.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown and USEA CEO Rob Burk celebrate 300 podcast episodes by taking a walk down memory lane from the last nine years of episode. Listen to clips of some of our favorite episodes over the year including the great guests of David O'Connor, Jim Wofford, Phillip Dutton, Oliver Townend, Sinead Maynard, and Ian Stark! Here's to 300 more episodes!
Nicole Brown is joined by a panel of experts including top FEI veterinarian Dr. Emily Sandler-Burtness, five-star eventer Will Faudree, and professional eventer and horsemanship expert Tik Maynard to answer all of your biggest questions.