It was a beautiful sunny weekend in Coatesville, Pennsylvania for the 2019 edition of Plantation Field International. With 53 starters in the CCI4*-S, it was the largest division Plantation Field has seen at that level in several years. Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights ultimately walked away with the blue ribbon on a final score of 30.3 after one of just two double-clear rounds across Mike Etherington-Smith's cross-country course on Sunday. The USEA was on site to take in all the action, and now you can take a look through the USEA's lens.
To catch up on coverage from this weekend, click here.
Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.
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With the recent wrap-up of the 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium in Ocala, Florida, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with ECP Faculty Members Jennifer Howlett Rousseau and Robin Walker about all things related to the ECP. From the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels to the benefits of pursuing certification, selecting the best coach for you, recapping this year's Symposium, and more - this week's USEA podcast is the perfect educational tool for coaches and riders alike!